Creatively Speaking
2:49 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

The Opera Company of Phila.--Tempesta Di Mare--Nat'l Assoc. of Negro Musicians--Tristin Lowe at PMA

There's good news emanating from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. We speak with General Director David Devan.

Susan Lewis profiles the Philadelphia-based Baroque ensemble, Tempesta Di Mare.

David Patrick Stearns looks at the National Association of Negro Musicians.

We speak with the Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His Under the Influence, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:44 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Perfect Pairings: Programming Wine With Music

As a sommelier, my job is to pair wines with a guest's dinner - to find the perfect wine that speaks to that guest, but also matches the flavors and textures of a dish from my chef. I fell into the world of wine while trying to build my first career; before I ever picked up a decanter professionally, I spent my evenings delving into the works of Mahler, Stravinsky and Reich as a professional percussionist.--From Sommelier Aaron Sherman for NPR

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WRTI Spotlight
11:45 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Enter the WRTI Beethoven Contest!

Five Questions to Test Your Beethoven Knowledge

Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9


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Jazz Stories
3:24 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

It's Dave Brubeck All Night: December 6th to 7th

Join WRTI as we celebrate 91 years of Dave Brubeck! The birthday festivities kick off at 6 pm with Bob Perkins as he plays some of Brubeck's true classics, and some lesser-known (yet still magnificent) works. At 9 pm, Maureen Malloy will bring you Brubeck's live recordings, selections from performances with his sons, and other music from his sons' band, The Brubeck Brothers. The music of this groundbreaking pianist/composer will continue until 6 am.

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News and Views
3:02 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Yannick Nezet-Seguin Visits WRTI

CD Selections
2:56 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends...

The Vanishing Nordic Chorale
Musik Ekklesia

It's well past time to listen to historical instruments because they're, well, historical. Or "informed," or "accurate," or whatever word we might use to feel scholastically correct. It's time to listen because they sound beautiful.

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CD Selections
1:00 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Bob Perkins Recommends...Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings

Marriages: the successful workings of two business partners; two athletes involved in a sporting event, and other instances in which two individuals are teamed and work successfully, are often described as unions made in heaven.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:29 am
Sun November 20, 2011

A Classical Thanksgiving on WRTI

Get ready for a Thanksgiving day filled with the sounds of American music during classical hours. We'll play a traditional array of works by American composers, including Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein, and more. On November 25th, and 26th you'll hear music written and/or performed by some of the leading musical families of the past 300 years. Join us!

From the Bach family, the Scarlatti family, the Viennese Strausses, the Jarve family of conductors and others, it will be a great family event.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of your friends at WRTI.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:09 am
Sun November 20, 2011

Giving Thanks for Jazz Standards

Join us on November 24th and 25th during jazz hours for a splendidly "standard" Thanksgiving; we'll page through the Great American Songbook to celebrate one of the great American holidays. From Gershwin and Porter compositions to tunes that the jazz giants made standard, the music will be the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving feast.

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Creatively Speaking
4:13 pm
Sat November 19, 2011

Rising Local Opera Star Meagan Miller--Imagine Africa at Penn Museum--Insect Illustrations at ANS

David Patrick Stearns profiles Meagan Miller. The West Chester soprano is a rising star in the opera world.

We explore an innovative exhibition at the Penn Museum. The look and content of Imagine Africa will evolve over the coming year through visitor and local community feedback.

And Susan Lewis takes us to an exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia of the insect illustrations of a world-renowned entomologist.

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