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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Sun March 1, 2009

<em>Kind of Blue </em>50th Anniversary Documentary on WRTI

Miles Davis in one of the 1959 recording sessions of Kind of Blue


Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.

Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary

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Creatively Speaking
10:06 am
Sat February 28, 2009

Composer Andrea Clearfield--Chronicles of Narnia at the Franklin Institute--Wilma Theater's Scorched

Scorched is at The Wilma Theater until March 29th

A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project.

Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:29 pm
Wed February 25, 2009

AVA on WRTI: A &quot;Wild-West&quot; version of Donizetti's <em>Don Pasquale</em>


Sunday, March 1:
3 to 5 pm
Academy of Vocal Arts
Donizetti's Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale is a comedy of love and deception. But what happens when you take this "opera buffa" out of its Italian surroundings and place it square in the middle of 1880's Arizona? The AVA presents David Gately's "Wild-West" version of Don Pasquale. Richard A. Raub conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra.

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Crossover
9:32 am
Wed February 25, 2009

Violinist Hilary Hahn and Vocalist Mariza

Violinist Hilary Hahn

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, and Portuguese Fado singer Mariza. Hilary Hahn will perform at the Kimmel Center on March 4th; Mariza will perform there on March 1st.

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Creatively Speaking
1:51 pm
Sat February 21, 2009

Benjamin Beilman--Cezanne and Beyond--Fulton Opera House--The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Curtis Student and Astral Artistic Services National Audition Winner Benjamin Beilman

We speak with the promising young violinist Benjamin Beilman. A Curtis student, he is one of eight winners of Astral Artistic Service's National Auditions. Beilman also recently won the Il Milka/Astral Violin Prize.

Susan Lewis looks at Cezanne and Beyond, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition about the impact of the 19th century French artist, called the "Father of Modern Painting."

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CD Selections
3:22 pm
Fri February 20, 2009

Our iPod Winner is:

iPod

Mary Bachman, Warrington, PA
WRTI Member Since 1998
"Although lucky in love, I've never had luck winning a thing...that is, until now! I love WRTI and have listened for many years. I'm really looking forward to enjoying my Classical Music iPod.
Thank you, WRTI!"

WRTI Spotlight
10:37 am
Fri February 20, 2009

WRTI Remembers Harrison Ridley, Jr.

WRTI's Harrison Ridley, Jr. will be missed


A legend has been lost. WRTI's beloved and long-time jazz host Harrison Ridley, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 19th after a brief illness. His station colleagues mourn his death and celebrate his life. Will Mr. Ridley be immensely missed? His signature expression says it all: "Yes Indeedy!"

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:19 am
Mon February 16, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Muti, Quasthoff, Haydn, and Brahms

Maestro Riccardo Muti


Sunday, February 22
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic

Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Thomas Quasthoff, Bass-Baritone

Program:

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Crossover
1:41 pm
Sat February 14, 2009

Anna Bergman, vocalist

Anna Bergman

Jill welcomes vocalist Anna Bergman. The two discuss Bergman's versatile career, which spans from Broadway, to opera, to cabaret. They also delve into her acclaimed one-woman show, Wherever Love Takes Me.

The show originally aired February 16, 2008.

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Creatively Speaking
10:03 am
Sat February 14, 2009

Arts & Culture Gary Steuer--Philadelphia Orchestra Tour--Missing Masters--Bristol Riverside Theatre

The City of Philadelphia's Chief Cultural Officer, Gary Steuer

As the economic downturn continues to bite, we speak with the City of Philadelphia's Chief Cultural Officer, Gary Steuer. Public forums are being held to get community input on the city's approach to arts and culture.

David Patrick Stearns reports on the final week of The Philadelphia Orchestra's tour of Europe and the Canary Islands.

We mark Black History Month by revisiting Susan Lewis' look at In Search of Missing Masters, a show of African-American Art at the Woodmere Art Museum in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.

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