1:22 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

Pianist Dan Franklin Smith

Join Jill when she speaks with Dan Franklin Smith about his upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall. Presented by Elysium - Between Two Continents, the program focuses on musical and literary works written by artists under the Nazi regime, performed by Franklin Smith, Gregorij H. von Leitis, and Jeannie Im.

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Creatively Speaking
3:13 pm
Wed September 30, 2009

The President of Phila. Orchestra Allison Vulgamore--Pianist Di Wu--All About the Mutter Museum

Allison Vulgamore is the newly appointed president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Jim Cotter speaks with Allison Vulgamore. The Philadelphia Orchestra's newly appointed president and CEO is scheduled to begin in her new post no later that February, 2010.

David Patrick Stearns profiles pianist Di Wu. The rising star is in recital in Philadelphia this weekend.

Susan Lewis explores Philadelphia's 150-year-old Mutter Museum - renowned for its specimens of medical pathologies - and the Museum's home, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

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Creatively Speaking
2:42 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Charles Dutoit on Phila. Orch.'s New Season--Skyscrapers at PMA--Phila. Theatre Co.'s HUMOR ABUSE

As The Philadelphia Orchestra opens its new season we speak with Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit about the music he's conducting this week.

Susan Lewis takes us to an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art exploring the impact of Skyscrapers on artists of the 20th century.

And we speak with circus performer-turned actor Lorenzo Pisoni. His Obie-winning one-man show Humor Abuse is the the Philadelphia Theatre Company's season opener.

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1:09 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Preview of Academy of Vocal Arts Season

Join Jill Pasternak and her guests from the Academy of Vocal Arts for a sneak-peak into their 2009/2010 season of operatic performances. Guests include AVA Music Director and Maestro Christofer Macatsoris, AVA President Keven MacDowell, and Master Vocal Coach David Lofton. A surprise is also in store for WRTI listeners!

Highlights of the season include the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition in October, Verdi's Falstaff in November, An Evening of Russian Romances in December, and La Boheme in May.

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9:10 am
Sun September 20, 2009

Composer Dario Marianelli

It is often a beautiful tapestry of music that weaves together some of our favorite films. Composer Dario Marianelli has been creating these musical tapestries to great acclaim. The Italian master was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 for Pride and Prejudice, and won a Golden Globe and Academy Award two years later for his work in the poetic film masterpiece Atonement. Most recently, Marianelli contributed original music to the soundtrack for The Soloist.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:08 pm
Sat September 19, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Anniversaries of Mahler and Barber

Samuel Barber

Sunday, September 20

3 to 5 pm

Upcoming Anniversaries: Gustav Mahler's 150th, Samuel Barber's 100th


BARBER: Adagio for Strings

BARBER: Violin Concerto

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

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Creatively Speaking
11:39 am
Sat September 19, 2009

Jamie Wyeth--Joseph Haydn's Life--Black Pearl Cham Orch Music Dir Jeri Lynn Johnson--NJ State Opera

Jeri Lynn Johnson is the music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, performing at the Kimmel Center on September 19th.

Jim Cotter speaks with the artist Jamie Wyeth. His series of paintings exploring the "Seven Deadly Sins," is the basis of a new exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum.

Susan Lewis explores the life and music of Joseph Haydn, considered the father of the symphony and the string quartet. The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia opens its season this weekend with an all-Haydn program.

Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynn Johnson, music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra whose inaugural season opening concert takes place this weekend at the Kimmel Center.

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Creatively Speaking
9:49 am
Sat September 12, 2009

Curator of the Marcel Duchamp Exhibit at PMA--Video Art Show at ICA--Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, curator of Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnes, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum hosts two educational events on the work this weekend.

Susan Lewis considers the nature of video art as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia opens a year-long exhibition showcasing that medium.

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4:16 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Pianist Fujiko Hemming

Perhaps you haven't heard of Fujiko Hemming. But after listening to Jill Pasternak's interview with the gifted Japanese/Swedish pianist you won't forget her, or her amazing story.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:29 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

New Release of Mahler's <i>Symphony of a Thousand</i>

Friday, September 11

12 noon

Just in time to mark the anniversary of the world premiere of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the so-called "Symphony of a Thousand," we'll broadcast a brand-new recording, just released on August 25th, of this gargantuan work with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony, soloists and choruses.

Recording this work was an enormous undertaking.

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