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.
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.
WRTI's Susan Lewis talks about radio, life, and the changing cultural landscape with Radio Hall of Famer Bob Edwards, host of NPR's MORNING EDITION for nearly 25 years; he's now exploring new territory on satellite radio. Edwards' new book is called A VOICE IN THE BOX.
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!
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.
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.