WRTI Spotlight
1:32 pm
Sun June 29, 2008

Join us for Musical Fireworks to Celebrate America's Independence

All-American Composers During Classical Music Hours
Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6
Patriotic music, works by composers including Hershy Kay, Morton Gould, and Peter Boyer
Leroy Anderson Tribute?
Sunday, July 6?
3 to 5 pm

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Creatively Speaking
2:09 pm
Sat June 28, 2008

The State of Local Arts--Art of Nandalal Bose--Kutztown Folk Festival--Composer Harry Donald Hewitt

Annapurna, 1943, Nandalal Bose, Indian, Wash and tempera on paper, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 4794

Jim Cotter hosts a round-table discussion recorded at the Kimmel Center. The panelists are Kimmel Center President and CEO Ann Ewers, Philadelphia Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Sara Garonzik, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe Producing Director Nick Stuccio, and Pennsylvania Ballet Executive Director Michael Scolamiero.

Susan Lewis reports on a new Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition of the work of Nandalal Bose, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi. The artist is widely considered as India's father of modern art.

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10:59 am
Thu June 26, 2008

Jean-Michel Pilc: jazz pianist and composer

Jean-Michel Pilc

On this week's Crossover, hear the stunning artistry of French pianist and composer Jean-Michel Pilc. Hailed by critics as a musical genius, Pilc is largely self taught. A composer of depth who reveres the classics, in many cases he uses them as a point of departure. He has recorded over a dozen albums, and this week he'll discuss his latest: New Dreams.

"Jean-Michel Pilc is a dazzlingly inventive pianist"
--The New York Times

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Classical Stories
12:30 pm
Mon June 23, 2008

Dave Conant Profile in <i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i>

Are you curious to know what five works are essential to a classical music collection, according to Dave Conant? Wondering who Dave's heroes from history are? Or what books are sitting on his nightstand?

If you're losing sleep pondering these questions and more, don't fret. They're all answered in a recent profile of WRTI's executive director and classical host that was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer in May.

Read the profile about Dave.

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4:04 pm
Sat June 21, 2008

Gordon Turk: concert organist

Jill Pasternak speaks with Gordon Turk, organist in residence at the Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Turk discusses upcoming organ recitals on the 100-year-old, 10,000 pipe Great Auditorium Organ. Performances are scheduled throughout July and August.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:10 pm
Thu June 19, 2008

Richard Rodgers' Birthday on WRTI: Saturday, June 28 from 6:30 to 11 am

Richard Rodgers

Have an "enchanted" morning with music by the Great American Songwriter Richard Rodgers on the 106th anniversary of his birth.

With nearly 1,000 songs and over 40 musicals to his credit, Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) left an indelible mark on American music and popular culture. To honor Rodgers' legacy, WRTI will play selections from some of his most popular musicals, including South Pacific, Oklahoma!, and The King and I, as well as excerpts from the Emmy-winning television documentary series Victory at Sea.

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News and Views
4:06 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

News and Views looks at the costs and consequences of insurance fraud

Lynne Abraham, Philadelphia District Attorney

Insurance Fraud

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Jim Hilgen discusses the costs associated with insurance fraud with members of fraud prevention organizations, and Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham. Hear what they have to say on this topic.

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Creatively Speaking
1:04 pm
Tue June 17, 2008

Mark Dion at Bartram's Garden--Americans for the Arts Annual Convention--Demuth Museum in Lancaster

Aviariste, 1912, Charles Demuth, watercolor on paper, Demuth Museum Collection

Jim Cotter speaks with artist Mark Dion. He's just spent seven months retracing a four-year voyage made by the celebrated botanist William Bartram in the 1770s. An exhibition of art Dion created from objects found on his journey opens at Bartram's Garden in West Philadelphia this week.

Susan Lewis looks at the intersection of politics, business, and the arts at the annual convention of Americans for the Arts in Philadelphia this weekend.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:11 pm
Mon June 16, 2008

Live Broadcast from DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 18 from 6 to 9 pm

Tune to WRTI on June 18 when Bob Perkins brings you live performances of world-class jazz musicians including Trio 3 with Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman, and Andrew Cyril, as well as The Mingus Big Band--straight from the Main Stage of the 20th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, Delaware.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2008

Celebrate the Legacy of Igor Stravinsky on his Birthday: Tuesday, June 17

Sketch of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso

One of the leading composers of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a musical chameleon, employing myriad musical styles and innovations throughout his career ranging from atonal serialism to neoclassicism. The Russian-born cosmopolitan spent much of his life in France and Switzerland before settling in America where he became a naturalized citizen and lived until his death in 1971.

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