Creatively Speaking
10:57 am
Sat November 21, 2009

Chamber Orch. of Phila.'s New Music Director--Friend or Faux at Rosenbach--NYC Composer Julia Wolfe

Dirk Bross?

Jim Cotter speaks with Dirk Brosse, the newly appointed music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Susan Lewis visits Friend or Faux, an exhibiton at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.

Downtown Manhattan composer Julia Wolfe has released an outlandish new album and has a major new work premiering this Saturday at Carnegie Hall. David Patrick Stearns finds out how a girl from Montgomeryville got from here to there.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:08 pm
Thu November 19, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Opening Night Gala - Gilbert & Fleming

Soprano Renee Fleming

Sunday, November 22

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Ren?e Fleming, soprano


Magnus Lindberg: EXPO

Messiaen: Po?mes pour Mi

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

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News and Views
8:21 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Darwin and Lincoln: Contemporaries Who Changed The World

Two pivotal figures in history - British naturalist Charles Darwin, and American President Abraham Lincoln - were born an ocean apart, on the same day in February, 1809. Each led movements that changed the way we think about human beings. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks to historian David Contosta, author of Rebel Giants, about their different lives and the things they had in common.

WRTI Spotlight
2:36 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

Old Jazz Favorites for Thanksgiving

Join Bob Perkins on Wednesday, November 25th at 6 pm as he kicks off the holiday with your favorite jazz classics; BP will keep you company as you stuff that turkey! These "oldies but goodies" will continue through Thanksgiving Day to add the right degree of warmth and coziness to your holiday gathering. Celebrate the holiday with WRTI as we give thanks for the artists who have made jazz into such an incredible art form.

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Creatively Speaking
4:31 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

OCP's Robert Driver--Phila. Brahms Festival--Renaissance Band Piffaro Upcoming Concerts

The Biava Quartet, including violinists Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko, violist Mary Persin, and cellist Gwendolyn Krosnick will perform works by Brahms at Rittenhouse Square's Church of the Holy Trinity on November 14th at 8 pm.

As part of WRTI's "A Day at The Opera," Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about National Opera Week. It celebrates the vitality of the art form as a contemporary cultural expression.

Susan Lewis looks ahead to Saturday's Philadelphia Brahms Festival - three concerts in one day by young musicians from the Astral Artists roster.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:32 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Symphony in C on WRTI: Works by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Sunday, November 15

3 to 5 pm

Symphony in C

Rossen Milanov, conductor



Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, op. 43

Alexandre Moutouzkine, pianist (at right)


Symphony No. 8 in C minor, op 65

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:30 pm
Sat November 7, 2009

Works by Salomon Jadassohn and Gloria Coates

American composer Gloria Coates has been living in Munich, Germany since 1969.

Works by American Composer Gloria Coates and German Composer Salomon Jadassohn

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th, 2009. Inspired by this historic event, the American composer Gloria Coates (who has lived in Germany for years) dedicated her seventh symphony "to those who brought down the Wall in PEACE." Salomon Jadassohn was an eminent composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher in Germany. Although he died in 1902, his works were still banned by anti-Semitic followers of Wagner in the 1930s. Fortunately, his music (ironically influenced by Wagner) is beginning to be heard once again. Read more...

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2:43 pm
Sat November 7, 2009

Flutist Robert Stallman

Jill's guest this week is virtuoso flutist Robert Stallman. His CD New Schubert Works for Flute & Strings, sonatas in transcription, was recently released on the Bogner's Cafe label.

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Creatively Speaking
11:01 am
Sat November 7, 2009

Tito Capobianco at AVA--The Mischianza--Pyle Show at DAM-Bringing TU Students to Cultural Venues

Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle at the Delaware Art Museum is on view until January 3, 2010.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to an Academy of Vocal Arts production of Verdi's Falstaff with the legendary Met Opera stage director Tito Capobianco at the helm.

In the first of a year-long exploration of overlooked events in local history, Tom Keels explores the Mischianza - a city-wide party held in Philadelphia during the American War of Independence.

Susan Lewis visits a Delaware Art Museum exhibition exploring the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for The Saturday Evening Post during the '20s and '30s.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:46 pm
Fri November 6, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Simone Dinnerstein Plays Summertime Classics

Sunday, November 8

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Summertime Classics - From the Danube to the Rhine and Bolero

Simone Dinnerstein, pianist


J. Strauss II:
Overture to The Gypsy Baron

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2

Ravel: Bolero

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.4

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.10

R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Brahms: Hungarian March No. 5

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