News and Views
1:57 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Four High-Profile Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court's New Session

Four High-Profile Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court?s New Session

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Timothy Churchill speaks with Temple University Constitutional Law Professor Mark Rahdert about three Supreme Court cases whose outcomes could profoundly impact the U.S. criminal justice system and our First Amendment rights. Another politically charged case that is discussed concerns the constitutionality of universal health coverage.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:55 pm
Mon October 24, 2011

Flamenco Jazz: Five Songs Where Andalusia And America Meet

Forget Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain and Chick Corea's Spain. There's a whole other world of so-called "flamenco jazz" out there that lives unrecorded, often inside quaint, tiny rooms (in caves, quite literally) on the mountainside near Granada. There and in other cool Andalusian clubs, nightly musical experiments are taking place, where flamenco palos mix with other jazz influences.--from NPR

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CD Selections
12:31 pm
Sun October 23, 2011

LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends...

Harvest Home
Fiddler Jay Ungar, Guitarist Molly Mason
Nashville Chamber Orchestra

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Creatively Speaking
1:58 pm
Sat October 22, 2011

Phila. Orchestra's Simulcast Concert with Lang Lang--here. at PAFA--Tristin Lowe at PMA

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Tristin Lowe, American (born 1966)
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David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to an internationally simulcast Philadelphia Orchestra concert featuring the superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang.


Susan Lewis looks at here., a new exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exploring the sense of place in the work of artists from?six different U.S. regions.


Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His Under the Influence, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, goes on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on October 22nd.

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Crossover
10:37 am
Sat October 22, 2011

Organist Marilyn Keiser

Organist Marilyn Keiser is Jill Pasternak's guest this week. She'll be in Philadelphia performing on the Kimmel Center's Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ on November 5th.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:56 am
Fri October 21, 2011

Franz Lisztomania

Superstar Hungarian pianist and composer of the 19th century, Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886) was an enormous figure in the history of Western music, revolutionizing people's ideas about what was possible on the piano. The German poet Heinrich Heine coined the term "Lisztomania" to describe the intense frenzy of Liszt's fans during a performance. Yes, he was a precursor to the modern-day rock star! Take a listen to an interesting story from NPR about Liszt's impact on the classical music world - 200 years after his birth!

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:39 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Symphony in C on WRTI: Works by Liszt, Berlioz, and Lorenz

Maestro Milanov


Sunday, October 23

3 to 5 pm



Rossen Milanov, conductor

Roberto Diaz, viola

This broadcast includes Liszt's Mephisto Waltz and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, which will dazzle you with a combination of sheer power and lyrical virtuosity. You'll also hear Ricardo Lorenz's Canciones de Jara for viola and orchestra, with viola soloist Roberto Diaz.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:52 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

The Gramophone Awards 2011: What Do You Think?

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel

The Gramophone Awards are a huge deal within classical music. Watch videos and read an article about all of the contenders. A few of the winners: Montenegran guitarist Milos Karadaglic, and the omnipresent Gustavo Dudamel.--from NPR Classical

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Creatively Speaking
9:25 am
Sat October 15, 2011

Tempesta di Mare at 10--Stephen Costello's Tutelage Coach Bill Schuman--Symphony in C'c New Season

Tempesta di Mare: Philadelphia Baroque orchestra, Continuo
Photo credit, Andy Kahl

Susan Lewis profiles Tempesta Di Mare. The Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with concerts featuring fanfares, suites, and a birthday symphony.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's 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 rebuilders - in the business.

And Jim cotter speaks with Symphony in C President Krishna Thiagarajan as the Camden-based orchestra opens its new season.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:45 am
Thu October 13, 2011

Musicopia's Young Musicians Say Thank You!

We've been asking for instruments....and you've been delivering! To date, we've received dozens of instruments on behalf of Musicopia. Tyrone Wims, a listener who recently donated several instruments, wrote us an email letting us know his feelings about the importance of this project. "I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for sponsoring a Musicopia instrument drop-off location. I was more than happy to donate the nine instruments I collected in my brother's name, James R. Wims.

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