Creatively Speaking
11:40 am
Wed September 28, 2011

Wanamaker Organist Peter Richard Conte--The Curtis Institute of Music--Renaissance Wind Band Piffaro

Jim Cotter speaks with Peter Richard Conte, the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ. Conte is the soloist in a concert with the Symphony in C orchestra, which is part of the organ's centennial celebration.

Susan Lewis profiles the Curtis Institute of Music, a vanguard in the training of classical musicians since 1924.

David Patrick Stearns takes us to where East Meets West - a concert series by the Renaissance wind band Piffaro.

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Jazz Stories
4:48 pm
Tue September 27, 2011

Bob Perkins Recommends...

Mel Torme: The Best of the Concord Years

There's an old saying that pays tribute to multi-talented people by suggesting that such people are larger than the sum of their parts. Read on and determine if this artist earns such credit.

As a child of four years, Torme made his debut as an entertainer when he performed an impromptu rendition of "You're Driving Me Crazy," at Chicago's famed Blackhawk restaurant. From that time on, his career - which saw him as a singer, drummer, pianist songwriter and actor - spanned 65 years.

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News and Views
8:40 pm
Sun September 25, 2011

Art Intersects with Science in DUAL NATURE at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia

WRTI Spotlight
1:33 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

You Did It!

The WRTI Fall Member Campaign is over...and it was a big SUCCESS! You came through, as always, with the vital support needed to keep WRTI strong. Over 2,400 new and renewing members invested in classical music and jazz on public radio - for our entire community to enjoy. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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INBOX
11:59 am
Fri September 23, 2011

You Did It!

The WRTI Fall Member Campaign is over...and it was a big SUCCESS! You came through, as always, with the vital support needed to keep WRTI strong. Over 2,400 new and renewing members invested in classical music and jazz on public radio - for our entire community to enjoy. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Creatively Speaking
10:09 am
Fri September 23, 2011

CARMEN at Academy of Music and Independence Mall--Penn Museum's IMAGINE AFRICA--Zaha Hadid at PMA

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Opera Company of Philadelphia's season-opening performance of Bizet's Carmen. A full house is expected at the Academy of Music with thousands witnessing the performance in a live simulcast on Independence Mall.

Jim Cotter takes us to the Penn Museum for an innovative new exhibition. The look and content of Imagine Africa will evolve over the coming year through visitor and local community feedback.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:00 am
Wed September 21, 2011

Wagner Lovers: Take Note!

Listen to the San Francisco Opera's Complete "Ring" Cycle on WRTI

On consecutive Saturdays at 1 pm, from September 24th to October 15th, tune in to hear Richard Wagner's epic four-opera cycle "Ring of the Nibelung." Recorded in June and July of this year, the performances were critically acclaimed. Don't miss it!

Das Rheingold on September 24 - Die Walkure on October 1 - Siegfried on October 8 - Gotterdammerung on October 15 (at 12:30 pm)

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Creatively Speaking
4:38 pm
Mon September 19, 2011

Xavier Le Roy's Contemporary Music Concert--Carillons in the Philadelphia Region

David Patrick Stearns explores choreographer Xavier Le Roy's More Mouvements fur Lachenmann, a Philadelphia Live Arts Festival presentation.

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia region's vast wealth of carillons and the musicians who make them chime.

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Creatively Speaking
3:33 pm
Sat September 10, 2011

The Fabulous Philadelphians in Europe--Operas at OCP--All About Alan Abel-Photography Show at PMA

Mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, a Curtis Institute of Music alumna, sings the title role in Opera Company of Philadelphia's CARMEN.

David Patrick Stearns reports from the Philadelphia Orchestra's European tour.

Opera Company of Philadelphia's new season is previewed.

Susan Lewis profiles legendary percussionist Alan Abel.

Jim Cotter looks ahead to a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring the photography of ten local artists.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:35 pm
Fri September 9, 2011

Online Webcast to Commemorate 9/11: Choral Concert from Trinity Wall Street Church

Webcast from Trinity Wall Street Church

Live Video Webcast: Trinity Wall Street Church Choral Concert

Remember to Love: Let Us Love One Another with a Sincere Heart: a choral concert at the historic Trinity Wall Street church near Ground Zero. Watch violinist Gil Shaham, soprano Angela Meade, and six choirs from New York, Washington, DC, and PA perform music by Faure, Bach, Brahms, and more.

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