Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:15 pm
Sat July 2, 2011

Claude Debussy Revealed

Maybe it's not fair, but we're going to play two works by Debussy that he never wanted us to hear. And we'll listen to one piece in a form he never heard.

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Crossover
1:28 pm
Fri July 1, 2011

Canadian Brass and Banjoist Michael Miles

The Canadian Brass stopped by our studios to talk with Jill Pasternak and perform live after their recent concert on the Temple campus. Musician and educator Michael J. Miles, who specializes in banjo and guitar, is our second guest. He's a self-described "musical documentarian."

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Creatively Speaking
10:48 am
Fri July 1, 2011

Wharton Escherick--Phila. Historical Interpreters--Baltic Composers--Nature, The Wissahickon Valley

Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.

Tom Keels spends time with some of Philadelphia's historical interpreters in the midst of their busiest time of year.

David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.

Jim Cotter speaks with David Contosta and Carol Franklin, authors of Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City of Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.

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CD Selections
4:38 pm
Wed June 29, 2011

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Irvin Mayfield: A Love Letter To New Orleans

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WRTI Spotlight
10:34 am
Wed June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday USA on WRTI

Patriotic Music and Works by American Composers

Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4

A Swingin' and Singin' Jazz Weekend

Saturday, July 2 to Tuesday, July 5

Join us during classical music hours for selections dating back from the birth of our nation to the present. And from Saturday night of the holiday weekend through the following Tuesday morning, you'll hear your favorite big bands and classic vocalists during regular jazz hours.

Patriotic Music and Works by American Composers

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Creatively Speaking
12:27 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Marc Chagall Exhibition at PMA--Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham--Phoenixville's BLOB FEST

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, curator of a Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition devoted to the works of Marc Chagall and his early 20th-century contemporaries in Paris.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

And Susan Lewis looks at the way Phoenixville is reinventing itself through arts, culture and entertainment. The former mill town is getting set to stage its 12th annual Blobfest - an event that kicks off with a reenactment of a scene from the 1958 horror movie that made the Colonial Theater famous, The Blob

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WRTI Spotlight
1:10 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

LISTEN: The Sounds of the Wanamaker Organ

Here's a taste of A Grand Celebration - the Philadelphia Orchestra performing with Peter Richard Conte on the Wanamaker Organ. There's a story behind this historic recording. Kile Smith fills us in, and helps us hear what it's like to experience the glorious sounds of the Wanamaker Organ.

Listen to the music and read the article

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WRTI Spotlight
12:50 pm
Thu June 23, 2011

LISTEN: From Bach To Satie - Jazz Takes On Classical

It's sometimes forgotten that most of the greatest composers in classical music were also superb improvisers. Bach amazed audiences with his improvisational keyboard skills, Beethoven was always game for an improvisational showdown with other musicians and, by all accounts, Liszt drove women crazy with his flights of romantic fancy during performances. No wonder, then, that the history of jazz is peppered with "jazzed up" versions of classical compositions. Here are five of them.--from NPR

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Jazz Stories
2:08 pm
Wed June 22, 2011

PICTURE THIS: WRTI at Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

"BP with the GM" was on the scene in Wilmington on June 21st, broadcasting his show live from the 2011 Dupont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. Here he is chatting it up with trumpeter Eddie Morgan. The Festival continues through June 26th. Check it out!

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News and Views
11:41 am
Tue June 21, 2011

Urban Living: The Growth of Philadelphia's Young Adult Cohort

Urban Living: The Growth of Philadelphia's Young Adult Cohort

Philadelphia, PA – The latest census data shows that the number of young adults living in downtown Philadelphia, between the ages of 20 to 34, has expanded dramatically in the past 10 years. WRTI's Timothy Churchill talks about this new trend with the director of Temple University's Career Center, a Temple sociology professor, a Philadelphia booster, and two young adults.

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