Jazz Stories
3:52 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

LISTEN: An American Jazz Diva Plays French Chanteuse

The voice of jazz singer Stacey Kent has been compared to the taste of vermouth and the compositions of Erik Satie. Described as an irrepressible gamine, she's an American from New Jersey who now splits her time between Colorado and London. Kent's latest album springs from yet another national backdrop: France, where she's enjoyed particular fame and success. She sings the songs on Raconte-Moi entirely in French, trading between standards and a few new ones written just for her.--from NPR

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Crossover
12:55 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Opera Icons on Crossover

Join Jill Pasternak for highlights from interviews with three opera icons: Tenor Stephen Costello, baritone Thomas Hampson, and tenor Salvatore Licitra who died tragically this past September in a Vespa accident; he was only 43 years old. Jill interviewed him in 2005.

Enjoy Opera Day on WRTI!

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News and Views
9:21 am
Sun November 6, 2011

Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin: His Approach to Modern-Day Performing

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Creatively Speaking
3:23 pm
Sat November 5, 2011

Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Architect Zaha Hadid--Film Curator Kate Pourshariati at Penn Museum

Yannick Nezet-Seguin

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

Susan Lewis takes us to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an exhibition of product designs by Zaha Hadid, one of the world's leading architects.

And we speak with Kate Pourshariati, curator of Culture Change, Image, and Adaptation, a season-long film series at Penn Museum.

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Crossover
11:03 am
Sat November 5, 2011

Harpist Elizabeth Hainen

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen is Jill Pasternak's guest this week.

Elizabeth Hainen's website

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:35 am
Sat November 5, 2011

Works by Lili Boulanger, Vivian Fine, and Florence Price

Nadia Boulanger is well known to musicians, being the Parisian teacher of many American composers, most notably Aaron Copland. But her younger sister, Lili, excelled as a composer despite battling sickness most of her life. She eventually succumbed to Crohn's Disease at the much-too-young age of 24.

Program:

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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

Crossover
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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