Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:54 pm
Fri February 13, 2009

Symphony in C on WRTI: Works by Reinhold Gliere and Sergei Prokofiev

Maestro Milanov

Sunday, February 15
3 to 4 pm
Symphony in C
Rossen Milanov, conductor


  • Reinhold Gliere: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra with Disella Larusdottir, soprano
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Cinderella Ballet, Suite No. 1

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4:39 pm
Sun February 8, 2009

A Very Romantic Valentine's Day on WRTI:<BR>Saturday, February 14

Saturday Classics with Rolf Charlston, 6:30 to 11 am

Straight Ahead with Jeff Duperon, 6 to 9 pm

Jazz Through the Night, 9 pm to 6 am

You're in store for a very romantic Valentine's Day when you tune in or listen online on February 14th. Join Rolf and Jeff for classical and jazz tunes that will warm your heart; keep listening throughout the night and you'll hear some of our hosts' favorite music for romance.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:08 pm
Fri February 6, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Mozart, Messiaen, and Debussy

Olli Mustonen, pianist

Sunday, February 8
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Mozart, Messiaen, and Debussy
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor; Olli Mustonen, Piano

Tristan Murail: Gondwana? (U.S. Premiere) Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 11
Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques
Debussy: La Mer

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Audio Archive
3:24 pm
Mon February 2, 2009

Author Carole Boston Weatherford on Conversations with Jeff Duperon

'Becoming Billie Holiday' by Carole Boston Weatherford

Author Carole Boston Weatherford joins Jeff to discuss her new book, Becoming Billie Holiday, a fictional verse memoir. The world knew the famous jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959) as Billie Holiday, but her name at birth was Eleanora Fagan. Neglected by her parents, abused by a neighbor, and sent to reform school, she scrubbed marble steps, drank bootleg liquor, smoked, worked in a brothel, and then found her voice--all before leaving Baltimore

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12:13 pm
Sat January 31, 2009

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He performed on the 2008 Oscar-nominated score for the film <em>Atonement</em> by composer Dario Marianelli.  He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.


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Creatively Speaking
9:20 am
Sat January 31, 2009

Composer/Performer Simon Shaheen--Phila Dance Projects--Charles Darwin Legacy--Tenor Placido Domingo

Placido Domingo

Jim Cotter speaks with Simon Shaheen. The Palestinian composer, and oud and violin virtuoso, performs at the Kimmel Center this weekend.

Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia Dance Projects' upcoming series. Performances over three weekends will pair?local contemporary dancers with?dance artists from around the country.

Jason Peifer explores the legacy of Charles Darwin, as numerous Philadelphia organizations celebrate the "Year of Evolution." February marks Darwin's 200th Birthday.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: J.S. Bach, Szymanowski, R. Strauss, and Mussorgsky

Emanuel Ax

Sunday, February 1
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Works by J.S. Bach, Szymanowski, R. Strauss, and Mussorgsky
Conductor, James Levine
Emanuel Ax, pianist

Johann Sebastian Bach:? Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Karel Szymanowski:? Symphony No. 4 for piano and orchestra Symphonie Concertante
Richard Strauss:? Burleske for piano and orchestra

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1:04 pm
Sat January 24, 2009

Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim

Violinist David Kim

Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, Kim started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:14 am
Mon January 19, 2009

AVA on WRTI: Respighi's <em>La fiamma</em>

Respighi's La fiamma (The Flame)

Sunday, January 25
3 to 5 pm
Academy of Vocal Arts
Ottorino Respighi: La fiamma (The Flame)
Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra

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Creatively Speaking
2:16 pm
Fri January 16, 2009

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg--AMERICA I AM--My Name Is Asher Lev--Bass-Baritone Eric Owens

Chaim Potok's novel has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner with artistic input by Potok's daughter, Adena Potok.

Jim Cotter speaks with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. She performs Bruch's first violin concerto in performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

Susan Lewis looks at AMERICA I AM: The African American Imprint, a new exhibition at the National Constitution Center that explores the myriad contributions African Americans have made to America.

Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia as it premieres an adaptation of Chaim Potok's 1972 novel, My Name Is Asher Lev.

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