CD Selections
11:41 am
Tue November 23, 2010

Who Loves WRTI?

Stephen Tirpak - Musician, Composer, Arranger is a WRTI Member

A New Jersey-based trumpet and trombone player, Stephen has toured worldwide playing with John Legend since 2007 as the horn section leader and arranger. He's appeared on Good Morning America, Late Show with David Letterman, Jay Leno Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen DeGeneres Show, The View, NBA All-Star Halftime Show, the Super Bowl Tailgate Party, and more.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:40 pm
Sun November 21, 2010

Kimmel Center Presents...On WRTI

Sunday, November 21

3 to 5 pm

-Kronos Quartet

-Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Chopin the Passionate Patriot

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Kronos Quartet

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel

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News and Views
6:48 am
Sun November 21, 2010

Politics And The River: Will a Sustainable Solution to Sharing Delaware River Water Be Achieved?

Politics and The River: Will a Sustainable Solution to Sharing Delaware River Water Be Achieved?

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Creatively Speaking
1:05 pm
Sat November 20, 2010

Sopranos Renee Fleming and Kiri Te Kanawa

Archival interviews with two legendary sopranos: Renee Fleming and Kiri Te Kanawa

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WRTI Spotlight
2:17 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Music for The Perfect Thanksgiving

Classical Music Families: A 300-Year Review for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27

Thanksgiving weekend is family "get-together" time and the perfect time to hear music written and/or performed by some of the leading musical families of the past 300 years including the Bach family, the Scarlattis, the Viennese Strausses, the Jarve family of conductors and others. Enjoy!

From all of us at WRTI, here's to a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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2:08 pm
Fri November 19, 2010

Joan Sutherland and Ruby Elzy Profiles

Sopranos Ruby Elzy and Dame Joan Sutherland are featured this week.

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News and Views
7:49 am
Mon November 15, 2010

TUNE UP PHILLY: The Local Start of an El Sistema-Inspired Endeavor

Creatively Speaking
12:18 pm
Sat November 13, 2010


Ahead of a recital at the Kimmel Center on Tuesday, November 16th, 2010, we speak with violinist Midori.

Susan Lewis explores Jon Marans' award-winning play, Old Wicked Songs, as Bristol Riverside Theatre readies a new production directed by the playwright.

Tom Keels explores the history of Tindley Temple in Philadelphia, and its current renaissance.

We speak with Katy Friedland and Marla Shoemaker. They are the authors of Art Museum Opposites, a new children's book.

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Classical Stories
11:54 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Polish Classical Composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki Dies At 76


Polish composer Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, famous for his "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs," including one about a woman who was held prisoner by the Gestapo, died on November 12, 2010, following a serious illness. He was 76.

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Listen to Gorecki's "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs"

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Classical Stories
2:04 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

A Day at The Opera on WRTI

An Opera Extravaganza!

Saturday, November 20

6 am to 6 pm

You're invited to a fabulous 12-hour day of opera featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in an unforgettable broadcast of Verdi's Rigoletto at 1 pm, with Dame Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti.

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