INBOX
11:52 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Mozart's Life and Music in AMADEUS at Walnut Street Theatre

Susan Lewis considers the story of Mozart's life and music as told in Walnut Street Theatre's new production of AMADEUS.

Susan Lewis considers the story of Mozart's life and music as told in Walnut Street Theatre's new production of AMADEUS.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:33 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Listen: Charlie Haden - A Moment of Clarity

The venerable bassist Charlie Haden is a jazz legend. He started as a singer on his family's country radio show when he was just 2 years old. After losing his voice to polio as a teenager, he found a new voice by picking up the bass. This week, Charlie Haden was inducted into the NEA 2012 class of Jazz Masters. His new album, Coming Home is a collaboration with the late pianist Hank Jones - a recording of 14 spirituals, hymns, and folk songs.

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INBOX
10:53 am
Mon January 16, 2012

The Future of the SS United States

Tom Keels looks at efforts to secure a future for the ocean liner the SS United States.

Tom Keels looks at efforts to secure a future for the ocean liner the SS United States.

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News and Views
10:45 am
Mon January 16, 2012

The Next Music Director of The Philadelphia Orchestra: Yannick Nezet-Seguin

INBOX
9:34 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Opera Company of Philadelphia's Upcoming (and Unusual) Production of Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to Opera Company of Phila.'s upcoming production of Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET that casts the Capulets and Montagues - not as feuding families - but as rival haute couture design houses.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to Opera Company of Phila.'s upcoming production of Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET that casts the Capulets and Montagues - not as feuding families - but as rival haute couture design houses.

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INBOX
9:29 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Choral Performance and the Mendelssohn Club

Susan Lewis looks at how the Mendelssohn Club expands choral performance.

Susan Lewis looks at how the Mendelssohn Club expands choral performance.

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Creatively Speaking
3:58 pm
Sat January 14, 2012

Beethoven & Phila. Orchestra--Soprano Ailyn Perez on the Rise--American Swedish Historical Museum

Susan Lewis explores the life and music of Beethoven, whose music continues to enthrall modern audiences, and is now featured in three weeks of programs at The Philadelphia Orchestra.

David Patrick Stearns reports on the rise and rise of Ailyn Perez. The soprano, whose career began in Philadelphia, recently starred in the Royal Opera House's production of La Traviata.

Eric Brannon takes us to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.

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Crossover
9:06 am
Sat January 14, 2012

A Tribute to Soprano Ruby Elzy

Soprano Ruby Elzy

The extraordinary soprano Ruby Elzy was personally chosen by George Gershwin to create the leading role of Serena in the original production of Porgy and Bess. After singing in more than 800 performances, and drawing fame for her signature song "My Man's Gone Now," the Juilliard-trained vocalist - plucked from poverty in Mississippi - was set to take on the role of Aida when tragedy struck at age 35.

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Classical

WRTI Spotlight
1:42 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Pianist Alexis Weissenberg Dies At 82

The Bulgarian-born pianist Alexis Weissenberg, whose musical talent as a youngster probably saved his life and that of his mother, died January 8th at age 82. The dynamic pianist escaped the Nazis to build a brilliant career. Listen to the NPR story, watch a video, and read about Weissenberg Here

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