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9:27 am
Sat April 28, 2007

CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH and JULIA FISCHER: Philadelphia Orchestra

Julia Fischer, young, beautiful, and from Munich, is playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra. During Saturday's performance I could not keep Yehudi Menuhin from mind. The program didn't mention him, so the next morning I looked up her website and discovered that in her teens she won two international Menuhin Competitions under the violinist's supervision. The Beethoven concerto was Menuhin's signature piece, and Ms. Fischer's interpretation, while every bit her own, conveys a radiance & purity that recalls the late artist.

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News and Views
3:52 pm
Wed April 25, 2007

LAMBARENA (MODERN MASTERS): Pennsylvania Ballet

The men in Lambarena, a dance inspired by music of the same name, leap like gazelles across the Serengeti Plain. But the venue is the Merriam Theater, and we're watching the Pennsylvania Ballet. The women dancing hold their heads so high on their long necks, swing their arms and hips so well you can tell these skinny beauties have worked with African advisers.

LAMBARENA (MODERN MASTERS): Pennsylvania Ballet

Merriam Theater

April 25-29, 2007

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Creatively Speaking
12:18 pm
Sat April 21, 2007

Rossen Milanov

This week, a conversation with Rossen Milanov. The artistic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center has created an innovative program for the ensemble's summer season. Susan Lewis takes us to the LA Theatre Works' touring production of The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial. The radio play adapted for the stage come to Philadelphia this week. Jason Peifer visits Pennsylvania Ballet as they prepare to open their latest production, Modern Masters. We'll hear from the creators of Lambarena, a work combining classical ballet and West African dance.

CD Selections
4:45 pm
Wed April 18, 2007

WRTI Supports Jazz Appreciation Month

In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, WRTI will feature recorded vignettes about various jazz musicians that can be heard throughout the month of April, 6:00PM to 6:00AM, daily.

In April of 2002, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History launched the first annual Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Jazz Appreciation Month is celebrated by paying tribute to jazz music and its history through concerts, programs, museum collections, and by spotlighting the current jazz scene to encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:04 am
Wed April 18, 2007

EXPLORING MUSIC with Bill McGlaughin

Bill McGlaughlin

Weeknights at 6:00PM

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughin is an exciting daily radio program that delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music. Exploring Music can be heard on WRTI-HD2, and online on our classical stream.

Weeknights at 6:00PM, it's Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughin, on WRTI-HD2, and online on our classical stream.

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Creatively Speaking
10:50 am
Sat April 14, 2007

Robert Jaeger, Executive Director of Partners for Sacred Places

A conversation with Robert Jaeger, Executive Director of Partners for Sacred Places; Jason Peifer takes a look at the legacy of Bertolt Brecht as The Wilma Theater opens a new production of The Life of Galileo; Susan Lewis takes a look at the history of musical theater.

Creatively Speaking
4:13 pm
Sat April 7, 2007

Robert Capanna, Executive Director of Settlement Music School

A conversation with Robert Capanna, Executive Director of Settlement Music School, celebrating its 100th anniversary; Susan Lewis considers the role of the Philadelphia Film Festival in the city's cultural community; Jason Peifer visits the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia.

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Crossover
11:08 am
Sat April 7, 2007

JOHN RUTTER: composer, conductor

Jill's guest this week is one of the most respected figures in choral music, and a composer and conductor. John Rutter's works are among the most frequently-performed works in the choral repertoire, and he joins Jill on this week's Crossover.

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Creatively Speaking
12:15 pm
Sat March 31, 2007

Daniel Gerber Exhibitions

Daniel Gerber at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts and the James A. Michener Art Museum. Susan Lewis: American Composers Orchestra. We look at one man's collection of films. Jason Peifer examines the role of the costume designer in theater.

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Creatively Speaking
2:28 pm
Sat March 24, 2007

Roxanna Panufnik, composer

We speak with Roxanna Panufnik the composer of a work commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits the Pig Iron Theater Company as they prepare to open their newest show, Chekhov Lizardbrain. A conversation with nationally renowned broadcaster and musician Bill McGlaughlin--recipient of this year's Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance Tribute Award. Susan Lewis takes a look at the Greenfield Competition: The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual contest for young musicians.

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