Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Serbian guitarist and composer Maya Le Roux Obradovic. Her latest CD - Symphonic and Guitar - is filled with her own compositions, many inspired by the colorful folklore of the Balkans that were the setting of her early childhood. She moved to Geneva, Switzerland at age five, and eventually studied music at Conservatoire superieur de Geneve and then in Paris. Geneva is Maya's home, but her Serbian roots infuse her music; Symphonic and Guitar is a collaboration with Radio Belgrade Orchestra and Sinfonietta Beograd String Orchestra.
This has been an important year for jazz anniversaries: Blue Note turned 70, Prestige turned 60 and, of course, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue turned 50. All of these accomplished innovators have one thing in common - they were turning out extremely influential jazz in the year 1959.
On Sunday, July 26th at 7 pm, WRTI presents a one-hour program highlighting some of the classic recordings from that magical year.
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.
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)
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