Creatively Speaking
12:57 pm
Sat June 4, 2011

Philadelphia's American Swedish Historical Museum--Pianist Helene Grimaud--Hedgerow Theater

Helene Grimaud

Ahead of a royal visit and the opening of a new gallery space, Eric Brannon takes us to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.

Jim Cotter speaks with French pianist Helene Grimaud.

Susan Lewis profiles Hedgerow Theater in suburban Philadelphia, which has been forging its own unique artistic path since 1923.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:20 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

THE MIKADO on WRTI

On Saturday, June 18th, from 1 to 3:30 pm, WRTI brings you the Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Gilbert and Sullivan's THE MIKADO. With an all-star cast including James Morris, Stephanie Blythe, and Toby Spence, and fabulous music that you'll be humming all day long, this popular operetta is not to be missed. Tune in!

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CD Selections
10:36 am
Fri June 3, 2011

Mark Pinto Recommends...

Rued Langgaard: Music of the Spheres

You don't need to listen long into Langgaard's Music of the Spheres to know you're experiencing something remarkable - a sound world decades ahead of its time (1918). This is visionary music by a Scandinavian composer who forged his own way despite the criticism of, and rejection by, the musical establishment in his own country.

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CD Selections
11:05 am
Thu June 2, 2011

Bob Perkins Recommends...

Karrin Allyson Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane

It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. If that is true, than singer/pianist Karrin Allyson must find it a necessity to be inventive: She appears to be always looking for new ways to present her music...taking chances that other singers either have not thought of, or dare not try.

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News and Views
7:49 am
Thu June 2, 2011

THAT'S HOW WE ESCAPED - REFLECTIONS ON WARHOL at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
Sat May 28, 2011

Crossing's Month of Moderns--Morton Feldman Fest--OCP's PHAEDRA--Christopher O'Riley--Mutter Museum

Composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987)

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to three cutting-edge events happening simultaneously over the coming weeks in Philadelphia: The Crossing Choir's Month of Moderns Festival, Bowerbird's festival devoted to the music of Morton Feldman (including the composer's six-hour string quartet) and Opera Company of Philadelphia's U.S. premiere of Hans Werner Henze's Phaedra.

Jim Cotter speaks with Christopher O'Riley, pianist and host of the popular national radio program From the Top.

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Contests
3:14 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

<a><h3>Enter Our Philadelphia Museum of Art "Dual Plus" Membership Contest</h3></a>

You could win membership benefits for two adults to the PMA for an entire year, plus much more! Entries must be received on May 27th by 12 midnight to qualify. Good luck!

Of course, if you're not an active WRTI member, we hope you'll consider joining us or renewing your yearly membership very soon.

Classical Stories
12:07 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend on WRTI

Join us from Saturday morning through Tuesday morning for non-stop fabulous music. You'll hear American works by Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, and other favorites, and patriotic works honoring America's servicemen and women. Big Band music will have you swinging and singing through the holiday evenings and early-morning hours. Plus, a high school sophomore from Lansdale, PA is showcased on From the Top this Sunday. What a weekend!

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Contests
11:28 am
Thu May 26, 2011

<a><h3>Enter Our "Two Outstanding Box Sets of Music" Contest</h3></a>

Would you love to win fabulous box sets of music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Miles Davis? Pledge now to win BEETHOVEN EDITION: COMPLETE WORKS (85-CD Box Set) and KIND OF BLUE: 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTOR'S EDITION. Entries must be received on May 26th by 12 midnight to qualify. Good luck!

Of course, if you're not an active WRTI member, we hope you'll consider joining us or renewing your yearly membership very soon.

JazzSet
10:59 am
Thu May 26, 2011

Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu May 17, 2012 11:10 am

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival in the fall of 2009 helped kick off the return of Return to Forever, the stellar fusion band from the 1970s — now a trio with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White on piano, bass and drums, respectively.

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