WRTI Spotlight
2:05 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Opera Day on November 12th

Join us for...An Unforgettable Day at the Opera!

Listen between 6 am and 6 pm on Saturday, November 12th

You're invited to a spectacular 12-hour day of opera featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in a historic Met Opera recording of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at 1 pm with tenor Franco Corelli and soprano Leontyne Price. Hosted by WRTI's Rolf Charlston, Jill Pasternak, Jack Moore, Jim Cotter, and Susan Lewis, this special day will also showcase some wonderful thank-you gifts, and include some fun surprises.

Audio Archive
11:12 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Violinist Leila Josefowicz

Philadelphia, PA – The MacArthur Fellowship (so-called Genius Award) recipient speaks with Jim Cotter about her new role as artist-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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News and Views
6:46 am
Mon October 31, 2011

Radio Broadcaster Bob Edwards' New Memoir: A Voice in the Box

4:33 pm
Sat October 29, 2011

Classical Guitarist Sharon Isbin

Join Jill Pasternak as she interviews multiple Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin. Her latest CD, Sharon Isbin & Friends: Guitar Passions is highlighted.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Opera Around the Globe Contest

Milan's La Scala...London's Royal Opera House...Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu. Enter our Opera Around the Globe Contest on WRTI's Opera Day, November 12th between 6 am and 6 pm, and you could win 10 tickets to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's live screenings of four operas from these revered opera houses, and more!

Here are the Contest Details...You Could Win:

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
10:41 am
Fri October 28, 2011

A Beethoven Bonanza with Jeffrey Siegel and a Kimmel Center Organ Recital

Sunday, October 30

3 to 5 pm

Join us for A Keyboard Conversation with Jeffrey Siegel. This month's theme is "A Beethoven Bonanza," which ?navigates through the famous composer's myriad moods in a program including the moving and rarely performed Sonata No. 3 in C Major, his tragic and fiery Sonata Pathtique and transcendent Sonata No. 30 in E Major.

You'll also hear a recital featuring the Kimmel Center's Fred J. Copper Memorial Organ.

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Creatively Speaking
4:44 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Leila Josefowicz with the Phila Orch--The Phila Singers, Bach, and the Mendelssohns--Tony Bennett

A conversation with violinist Leila Josefowicz. The MacArthur Fellowship (so-called Genius Award) recipient speaks with Jim Cotter about her new role as artist-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis considers lesser-known works of 19th-century composers Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel as the Philadelphia Singers prepares a weekend concert In Rittenhouse Square exploring the influence of J.S. Bach on the two siblings.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:01 am
Thu October 27, 2011

It's Yannick Week!

WRTI presents a weeklong celebration of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Join us each day this week, from November 7th to the 11th, to hear Yannick's recordings of music by Mahler, Beethoven, Debussy, Bruckner, and more. We'll also hear from the maestro himself! He'll be in the WRTI studios sharing his musical philosophy and his vision for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It's a unique, Yannick week of music. Don't miss it!

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CD Selections
1:25 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Oscar Peterson: Unmistakable
A Zenph Re-Performance

There is nothing quite like listening to Oscar Peterson play the piano. The man was a true musical genius, and his playing exuded rigid technique and grace - all at the same time. This Unmistakable release is a solo record, and may be one of the most pristine recordings of Oscar's work that has ever existed.

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Jazz Stories
11:17 am
Wed October 26, 2011

Five Hauntingly Hip Sides For Your Jazz Halloween

Even if you're not into the trick-or-treat bag and have permanently had your fill of candy corn, you might dig the grave sounds of some wickedly good music. Here are five sides to help you light your jazz-o'-lantern with an otherworldly glow.--from NPR

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