Xaver Scharwenka was a composer, educator, conductor, editor, impresario, and world-famous pianist born in Poland, who established his career in Germany, and founded a conservatory in New York City. Two quite different pieces, the formidable Fourth Piano Concerto and an utterly gorgeous Andante religioso for strings, organ, and harp, show the depth of his creativity.
The first broadcast of Kile Smith's popular Sunday night show was on June 1st, 2008. Since then, folks near and far have been tuning in - and listening online - to hear all types of contemporary American music. Sunday, November 7th marks a milestone for the show...program #100!
Are you a Facebook fanatic or an HD Radio addict? How often do you surf the Internet, text your "BFF" or check your email on your smartphone? What role does technology play in your life? We'd really like to know.
Please take a few minutes to fill out the WRTI 2010 Technology Survey. There are no wrong answers, so don't be shy! The survey covers everything from radio and Internet usage, including video and audio streaming, to social networking, newspaper reading, blogging, and television recording.
Work To Ride: Equestrian Program for Inner-City Youth in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA – Nestled in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, the Chamounix Stables is the setting of a unique equestrian center. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at the nation's first African-American, inner-city teenage polo league. "Work to Ride" was created in 1994 to provide disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to connect with animals and nature.
Listen to a conversation with the influential Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. The Philadelphia Museum of Art opens an exhibition of work from the first two decades of his career on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.
Susan Lewis considers the 19th-century Anton Chekhov, as Philadelphia's Lantern Theater Company celebrates the great Russian writer's legacy.
Jane Pepper takes us to Arts YOUniverse. The Wilkes Barre center is a hub for artistic endeavor and arts education.
Jill's guest this week is violinist Maria Bachmann. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Maria has been hailed as a violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence.
Maria talks with Jill about her work with the highly acclaimed Trio Solisti, and about winning the Classical Recording Foundation's 2010 Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artists Award - an honor she shared with pianist Jon Klibonoff, who is also a member of Trio Solisti.
What Effect Will The Tea Party Movement Have On The Future of American Politics?
Philadelphia, PA – In several states, candidates backed by the Republican Party establishment were defeated in primaries by those bearing the Tea Party stamp of approval. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the tea party phenomenon.
As Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 2010/2011season on October 21st, Jim Cotter speaks with artistic director Roy Kaiser.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin makes his Berlin Philharmonic debut this week. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports from the German capital.
Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity, as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts gets set to open an exhibition of artist portraits and self-portraits.
On Kile Smith's Now is the Time show on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical web stream, you're in for a mystical night of contemporary American music on All Hallows' Eve - Sunday, October 31st, 10 to 11 pm.
Here's a CD review about a new release from "The Filipino Sarah Vaughan" from jazz host Maureen "Mo" Malloy. You can count on Mo to share the "good stuff" with you every week!
America's leading Filipina jazz and world vocalist Charmaine Clamor has released another album that maintains the true jazz spirit, and introduces American audiences to Filipino musical traditions. On Something Good, Clamor brings her own interpretations to American standards and Filipino melodies.