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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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.


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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

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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WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Opera Around the Globe Contest

Milan's La Scala...London's Royal Opera House...Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu. Enter our Opera Around the Globe Contest on WRTI's Opera Day, November 12th between 6 am and 6 pm, and you could win 10 tickets to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's live screenings of four operas from these revered opera houses, and more!

Here are the Contest Details...You Could Win:

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
10:41 am
Fri October 28, 2011

A Beethoven Bonanza with Jeffrey Siegel and a Kimmel Center Organ Recital

Sunday, October 30

3 to 5 pm

Join us for A Keyboard Conversation with Jeffrey Siegel. This month's theme is "A Beethoven Bonanza," which ?navigates through the famous composer's myriad moods in a program including the moving and rarely performed Sonata No. 3 in C Major, his tragic and fiery Sonata Pathtique and transcendent Sonata No. 30 in E Major.

You'll also hear a recital featuring the Kimmel Center's Fred J. Copper Memorial Organ.

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Creatively Speaking
4:44 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

Leila Josefowicz with the Phila Orch--The Phila Singers, Bach, and the Mendelssohns--Tony Bennett

A conversation with violinist Leila Josefowicz. The MacArthur Fellowship (so-called Genius Award) recipient speaks with Jim Cotter about her new role as artist-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis considers lesser-known works of 19th-century composers Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel as the Philadelphia Singers prepares a weekend concert In Rittenhouse Square exploring the influence of J.S. Bach on the two siblings.

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