CD Selections
12:26 pm
Fri July 29, 2011

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Michael Daugherty: Route 66
Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Creatively Speaking
11:24 am
Thu July 28, 2011

The Late Gian Carlo Menotti--Andy Warhol Exhibition at ICA--The SS United States Ocean Liner

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the late Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti.

Susan Lewis considers an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art that looks back at Andy Warhol's first solo museum show at the ICA in 1965.

Tom Keels looks at efforts to secure a future for the venerable ocean liner the SS United States.

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Jazz Stories
12:48 pm
Mon July 25, 2011

LISTEN: Footmen, Mansions And Jazz - The Life Of 'Nica'

The baroness and Thelonious Monk.

She was married to a baron, flew airplanes and fought for the French Resistance in North Africa. She smoked cigarettes from a holder, drove a Rolls-Royce and sipped Chivas from a silver flask. And, for the last three decades of her life, she dedicated herself to helping jazz musicians. Known as "The Jazz Baroness," she was a patron to the likes of Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey; Charlie Parker died in her hotel room. Now, a new biography called Nica's Dream tells the story of Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter.--from NPR

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Creatively Speaking
1:11 pm
Fri July 22, 2011

Philadelphia-Based Chamber Choir THE CROSSING--Int'l House--The Natl Assoc. of Negro Musicians

Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for his internationally renowned, Philadelphia-based chamber choir.

Susan Lewis takes us to International House. Originating in Philadelphia, the multicultural residential center now has branches in more than 20 locations around the world.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the National Association of Negro Musicians. Its 92nd Annual Convention takes place in Philadelphia.

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12:58 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

Cabaret Chanteuse Anna Bergman

Vocalist Anna Bergman, whose versatile career spans from Broadway to opera to cabaret, speaks with Jill Pasternak about her recent performance in honor of HM Queen Elizabeth's birthday, and more!

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WRTI Spotlight
2:04 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

When Borders Closes, Do Doors Slam Shut In Classical Music?

In addition to the grim truth of another 11,000 jobs lost and 400 retail fronts closing, the news of the Borders failure marks the end of another chapter in how classical music is distributed, sold, and enjoyed.--From NPR

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News and Views
3:43 pm
Mon July 18, 2011

Business Prodigy with a Big Heart: Mohamed Ali Niang

Business Prodigy with a Big Heart: Mohamed Ali Niang


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WRTI Spotlight
2:37 pm
Sun July 17, 2011

LISTEN: Stile Antico Asks - A Different Kind Of Love?

The English choral group delves into the essential question of the Bible's Song of Songs at the Savannah Music Festival.--From NPR's Classics in Concert series

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Creatively Speaking
11:13 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Rosenbach Museum's Civil War Project

Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

Susan Lewis considers the 18th-century German Baroque composer George Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.

Tom Keels explores the Rosenbach Museum's commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

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9:42 am
Wed July 13, 2011

Canadian Violinist Angele Dubeau

Jill Pasternak speaks with violinist Angele Dubeau about her newest CD release with her string ensemble La Pieta - John Adams: Portrait - an interpretation of works by American composer John Adams.

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