Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:00 pm
Thu July 9, 2009

New York Philharmonic: 50 Years at Lincoln Center and Welcome to Maestro Alan Gilbert

Alan Gilbert is the new music director and conductor of the New York Philharmonic

Sunday, July 12

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Conducted by Alan Gilbert

Works by Beethoven, Schuman, and Brahms


Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Schuman: Symphony No. 8

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

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Creatively Speaking
11:09 am
Wed July 8, 2009

Painter Elizabeth Osbourne at PAFA--The City of Nutterly Love--Out on a Limb at Morris Arboretum

We listen again to Jim Cotter's interview with Elizabeth Osborne. Her work is the subject of The Color of Light, an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Jason Peifer previews The City of Nutterly Love: Funny as Bell! A new review by the world-famous Second City comedy company at the Philadelphia Theatre Company opens this week.

Tom Keels takes us Out on a limb - a new installation at the Morris Arboretum takes audiences on a journey through the tree tops.

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11:57 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Groovin' In the Garden Musician Interviews on July 7 and July 14

Maureen Malloy and Jeff Duperon will host upcoming concerts at Morris Arboretum's "Groovin' in the Garden" concert series.

The 4th annual Groovin' in the Garden concert series at the Morris Arboretum is in full swing, and WRTI is giving you a sneak-peak into what you can expect to hear at these fantastic outdoor performances.

Join Maureen Malloy on Tuesday, July 7th at 9:30 pm as she interviews Karen Rodriguez, of the Karen Rodriguez Latin Jazz Ensemble. On Tuesday, July 14th, Maureen will speak to Warren Oree of the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble.

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11:08 am
Mon July 6, 2009

Pianist, Composer, and Arranger Bob Alberti

Join Jill Pasternak for a fascinating interview with Bob Alberti as he discusses his former career as a Hollywood studio musician, and shares his musical talents as a jazz pianist.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:20 pm
Sat July 4, 2009

Works by Russian Composer Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

Anton Rubinstein changed the face of Russia with an educational system that continues to produce generations of musicians.

Works by Anton Rubinstein

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:03 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

Lorin Maazel's Final Concert Leading the NY Phil: Mahler's Symphony No. 8

Lorin Maazel leaves the New York Philharmonic after 7 years at the podium.

Lorin Maazel has stood as one of the master conductors of our era for more than 50 years. For the last seven he has led the New York Philharmonic, and has exemplified the artistry and passion that has been the hallmark of this world-renowned orchestra. WRTI brings you Maestro Maazel's final concert as music director of the famed orchestra that he has taken to new heights.

Lorin Maazel - A Grand Finale!

Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand

Sunday, July 5

*2 to 5 pm (please note early start time)

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3:30 pm
Tue June 30, 2009

Concert Review: Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Students at Mann Center Play All-Beethoven Program

The mega-talented violinist and Astral artist Benjamin Beilman was one of the soloists from Curtis debuting with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center on June 29th.

Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews The Philadelphia Orchestra's June 29th all-Beethoven performance at the Mann Center, featuring violinist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Kyu Yeon Kim - Curtis students making their Orchestra debuts. Four more students and graduates from Curtis will debut with the Philadelphians at the Mann on June 30th and July 1st. The summer series of Philadelphia Orchestra concerts at the Mann includes performances on July 21st, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, and 30th

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9:20 am
Tue June 30, 2009

July 4th Pops Celebration: Keith Lockhart and Erich Kunzel

Erich Kunzel at a Cincinnati Pops performance

Jill Pasternak interviews Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, and Erich Kunzel, conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, in this special July 4th edition of Crossover.

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Keith Lockhart's Website

Erich Kunzel's Website

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Musical Fireworks on July 4th Weekend

All-American Weekend During Classical Music Hours

Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend During Jazz Hours

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3:00 pm
Sat June 27, 2009

Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin

Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin is Jill's guest this week. Her new CD - Journey to the New World - takes you from the Renaissance to the world of Bluegrass music, and features guest performers including singer Joan Baez and fiddler Mark O'Connor in the world premiere of his folk-inspired suite for violin and guitar.

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