Jill joined WRTI in 1997 after working at the former WFLN for ten years. Her background is impressive: she's a professional harpist, a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music, and a former Fulbright Scholar.

Jack has been in the broadcasting biz for over 30 years, and his career has covered every aspect of the radio industry from on-air hosting to programming, and from sales to management. His many years of experience include stints at radio stations in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and upstate New York, including six years at WFLN. Jack joined WRTI in 1997 as a classical host and has been program director since 2002.

At Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), Jack majored in music. He still maintains an active professional career as a violist and conductor and has been music director of the Ambler Symphony since 1996; principal conductor of the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia since 1997; and music director of the Olney Symphony since 2002.

Dave has been on the air in Philadelphia for over four decades, and for many of those years his voice has been synonymous with classical music in the morning.

After a long gig as host of the morning broadcast at former classical radio station WFLN (where he also worked as program director and operations manager), Dave moved on in 1997 to become executive director of WRTI and host of the station's Morning Show. He's now the full-time general manager of the station, but on occasion you can still hear his resonant voice on the air - especially during Member Drives.

Crossover
4:52 pm
Sat January 7, 2012

Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg is Jill's guest. The world-famous violinist, a Curtis grad and winner of the Naumburg Violin Competition in 1981, launched her own recording label (NSS Music) in 2005, and is also concertmaster and music director of her own orchestra, the NEW CENTURY Chamber Orchestra based in San Francisco.

NSS Music released Together, Nadja's first recording collaboration with NEW CENTURY, in 2009.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:50 pm
Sat January 7, 2012

The Musical World of Bela Bartok

The Hungarian Fine Arts Commission told Bartok in 1911 that his opera, the only one he would ever write, was no good, not suitable for the stage. With only two singers and no set changes, Bluebeard's Castle just wasn't operatic. He'd later tinker with it some, but the immediate effect of the rejection was that, for four years, he almost completely stopped writing music. Now recognized as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Bela Bartok--just entering the height of his powers--went into a composing blackout.

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Creatively Speaking
4:23 pm
Sat January 7, 2012

Yannick!--Percussionist Alan Abel--A Star Tenor and His Teacher

Alan Abel

Jim Cotter speaks with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director designate of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis profiles the legendary percussionist Alan Abel.

David Patrick Stearns examines the relationship between star tenor Stephen Costello and his coach Bill Schuman, an Academy of Vocal Arts faculty member who is considered to be one of the great voice builders - and re-builders - in the business.

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Jazz Stories
10:44 am
Tue January 3, 2012

Wynton Marsalis Group: Live in Concert

The world-renowned trumpeter leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in the music of Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver on New Year's Eve.

It's an hour and a half of New Orleans Ragtime jazz!--From NPR Music
Listen to the Concert Here

A New Year's Jazz Celebration from New York City! Enjoy...

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CD Selections
1:41 pm
Mon January 2, 2012

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Come Sunday
Charlie Haden & Hank Jones

Early in 2010, bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Hank Jones got together to record a follow-up to their 1995 (smash hit) album of spirituals and traditional music, Steal Away. They made the decision that a small handful of traditional carols, with a message of peace, would make it onto the album. The result is Come Sunday. It was recorded in February 2010, shortly before Jones' passing.

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CD Selections
10:46 am
Mon January 2, 2012

Jill Pasternak Recommends...

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minor, op. 30
Vladimir Horowitz, piano
The New York Philharmonic; Eugene Ormandy, conductor

It's not often that we re-discover or even newly discover treasures that are hidden in our libraries, but this one is irresistible and undeniably the most exciting recording of one of the most technically demanding works in the piano repertoire - Sergei Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.

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