WRTI Spotlight
4:15 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

Gretchen Parlato: Stay In The Moment

Gretchen Parlato has been called the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson, and her delicate vocals won over the judges at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2004. Since then, Parlato has appeared on more than 50 recordings, and continues to build a following with tours throughout the U.S. and overseas. Her third album, The Lost and Found, was recently released.--NPR

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Crossover
1:23 pm
Sat April 30, 2011

Flutist Mimi Stillman

Jill Pasternak speaks with Dolce Suono Ensemble Executive Director and flutist Mimi Stillman. Dolce Suono Ensemble has several concerts coming up on May 11 and 15 with bass-baritone Eric Owens.

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Creatively Speaking
11:42 am
Sat April 30, 2011

AVA Resident Artist Michelle Johnson--Smartphone Public Art--Lenape Exhibition at Penn Museum

David Patrick Stearns profiles soprano Michelle Johnson. The Metropolitan Opera 2011 National Council Audition Winner sings Donna Anna in the Academy of Vocal Arts' production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, opening on Saturday, April 30th.

Eric Brannon considers a Philadelphia public art exhibition viewable only through the screens of smartphones.

Susan Lewis takes us to the Penn Museum's exhibition about generations of Pennsylvanians who kept their Lenape identity secret for two centuries.

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Classical Stories
11:19 am
Fri April 29, 2011

First Listen: Donnacha Dennehy's GRA AGUS BAS


Hear a ravishing new kind of Irish music, courtesy of Donnacha Dennehy - a brilliant 40-year-old composer.--NPR

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CD Selections
10:55 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Charlie Haden and Quartet West
Sophisticated Ladies

Charlie Haden and Quartet West have been around for years, and could easily be compared to a chameleon. They have a unique, distinctive style, but blend in easily performing with orchestras and vocalists. They stand out at certain times, but then long stretches of time go by when no one can find them. Well, they're back, and better than ever on Sophisticated Ladies.
 

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CD Selections
3:27 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Kile Smith Recommends...

John Zorn: The Gift

Composers have always used elements of popular music to make high art. The suites of Bach and entire movements of Mahler would never have appeared without the seeds of middlebrow entertainment. John Zorn cultivates this field, and, for The Gift, keeps to a corner of it called "The Sixties."

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News and Views
5:27 pm
Sun April 24, 2011

Baby Boomers Becoming Seniors: A Growing Population in Philadelphia

Baby Boomers Becoming Seniors: A Growing Population in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Debates about gov't programs such as Medicare and Social Security will be waged over the next two decades as the elderly American population expands. Philadelphia is at the forefront of this population trend. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston hears from those whose work gives them a unique perspective on enhancing the daily lives of a growing demographic.

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

Phila. Orch.'s Next Chapter--Andy Warhol (ICA)--Thos. Meany, Flute Society of Greater Phila.

Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol at the ICA pre-show party on October 7, 1965. From the Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives

What now for the Philadelphia Orchestra? As Chapter 11 hearings proceed, we speak with the orchestra's board chair Richard Worley, and orchestra cellist John Koen who heads the musicians' committee.

Susan Lewis considers a new exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art that reflects on Andy Warhol and his first solo museum show at the ICA in 1965.

And we speak with Thomas Meany of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia.

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Crossover
10:46 am
Sat April 23, 2011

Bassist and Bandleader Warren Oree, Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Jill Pasternak speaks with Warren Oree, co-founder of Lifeline Music Coalition.

News and Views
7:17 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2011: The French Connection Part 2

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