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WRTI Spotlight
10:54 am
Sun December 7, 2008

WRTI: The Sounds of the Season

Listen to the Sounds of the Season on WRTI


Looking for the perfect mix of classical music and jazz to set the holiday mood and add cheer to your season? WRTI's holiday programming begins on December 14th.

Highlights include Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Handel's Messiah, the annual New Year's concert from Vienna, and a jazz-filled New Year's Eve with your favorite WRTI hosts.



Click here for the complete schedule of programs.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:51 pm
Thu December 4, 2008

New York Philharmonic: Gil Shaham and Stravinsky's <em>Firebird</em>

Gil Shaham, violinist


Sunday, December 7
3 to 5 pm on WRTI
New York Philharmonic
Andrey Boreyko, Conductor
Gil Shaham, Violin


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Crossover
10:24 am
Sat November 29, 2008

Pianist-Conductor Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim in a photo from 1992

World-renowned Israeli pianist-conductor Daniel Barenboim is Jill Pasternak's guest this week on Crossover. One of the most versatile pianists of his generation, Barenboim has collaborated with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, as well as his late wife, British cellist Jacqueline du Pr. In January 2008, his virtuosic musicianship was recognized with a Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious honors in classical music.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:44 pm
Wed November 26, 2008

NY Philharmonic: Eschenbach, Lang Lang, Beethoven, and Bruckner

Pianist Lang Lang performs with the New York Philharmonic


Sunday, November 30?
3 to 5 pm on WRTI
New York Philharmonic
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Lang Lang, pianist



Featuring works by Beethoven and Bruckner

Program:

  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

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Creatively Speaking
2:59 pm
Wed November 26, 2008

Steve Lopez--Michael Tilson Thomas--The Government Inspector--Settlement Music School at 100

Settlement Music School student Nicole Sauder

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interviews with author Steve Lopez and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

Jason Peifer visits the Lantern Theater Company as it stages a new adaptation of the classic Nikolai Gogol play, The Government Inspector.

Susan Lewis considers the history of Philadelphia's Settlement Music School and the many lives it has touched in its 100-year history.

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Crossover
10:00 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Lidia Kaminska, classical accordionist

Lidia Kaminska

Seven-time winner of national and international competitions, Kaminska has stunned audiences with her beauty, charm, and virtuosic playing of works from Bach, Scarlatti, and Astor Piazzolla to contemporary Russian composer Sophia Gubaidulina. With a MA degree from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Kaminska was the first person in the Unites States to receive a doctoral degree in accordion performance. She plays both the accordion and bandoneon in her interview with Jill Pasternak.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:25 am
Mon November 24, 2008

WRTI to Broadcast Settlement Centennial Celebration on December 7

Settlement student Nicole Sauder will perform with the Myer Schwartz Advanced Study Piano Trio during the December 7th broadcast.

Tune in for an unforgettable afternoon on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 2 pm when WRTI's Dave Conant and Settlement Music School Executive Director Robert Capanna co-host a live broadcast of the school's final event in their year-long centennial celebration. The broadcast will feature performances by alumni, faculty and students, and interviews with distinguished guests.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:34 am
Sun November 23, 2008

Metropolitan Opera Season Begins on WRTI at a New Time


The Met Opera's season of broadcasts–the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history–just began its 78th season. WRTI will bring Lincoln Center to your living room, car, kitchen, or wherever you happen to be tuning in, every Saturday afternoon from now until April 25.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:42 pm
Wed November 19, 2008

NY Philharmonic: David Robertson Conducts Copland, Bernstein, Carter, and Rouse

David Robertson, conductor


Sunday, November 23
New York Philharmonic

David Robertson, Conductor
Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano

Program:

  • Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • Elliott Carter: Of Rewaking
  • Bernstein: Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah
  • Christopher Rouse: Rapture

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Creatively Speaking
10:35 am
Sat November 15, 2008

Gustavo Dudamel--PA Guild of Craftsmen--Intercultural Journeys--Commonwealth Plaza at Kimmel Center

"Gustavo Dudamel is one of the hottest and youngest conducting properties around." - The New York Times

David Patrick Stearns profiles Gustavo Dudamel. The dynamic young conductor leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a Kimmel Center concert on Wednesday, November 19.

Jason Peifer explores the role and history of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, a 64-year-old organization dedicated to preserving and promoting fine crafts.

Susan Lewis looks at Intercultural Journeys, a group that promotes cross-cultural understanding through music. The Intercultural Journeys ensemble has concerts coming up in Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

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