10:41 am
Sat August 28, 2010

Maestro James Conlon

One of today's most respected conductors, James Conlon has cultivated a vast repertoire, and has worked with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses.

Currently music director of the Ravinia Festival, Los Angeles Opera, and the Cincinnati May Festival, Conlon is also an active and devoted advocate of reviving the lesser-known repertoire of composers affected by the rise of Nazism and the events of World War II.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:39 pm
Thu August 26, 2010

Symphony in C on WRTI

Maestro Rossen Milanov

Sunday, August 29

3 to 5 pm

Under the baton of Maestro Rossen Milanov, New Jersey's Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach, and professional development programs.

More information: Symphony In C

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WRTI Spotlight
12:09 pm
Sun August 22, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Jazz: Great Singers and Big Swingers

WRTI will close out the summer with another nostalgic weekend featuring the best jazz vocalists and the big bands that keep you swinging.

We'll kick things off on Friday night and continue through Tuesday morning bringing you the classic vocal tunes you know and love, along with the band leaders that go way back. You'll also hear some contemporary big bands, such as the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra featuring jazz legend Jimmy Heath.

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Creatively Speaking
1:42 pm
Sat August 21, 2010

Edward Albee--Making Sense of Scents at Longwood Gardens--Philadelphia's History as a Brewery Town

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with the legendary playwright Edward Albee.

Susan Lewis makes sense of scents with a visit to an exhibition about perfume at Longwood Gardens.

And Tom Keels uncovers Philadelphia's history as a brewery town and explores the city's current beer-making renaissance.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:05 am
Fri August 20, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Anne-Sophie Mutter Profile

Sunday, August 22

3 to 5 pm

Works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann


Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

Robert Schumann: Violin Concerto

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Kurt Masur, conductor

More Information about Anne-Sophie Mutter

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Piano Jazz
8:00 am
Fri August 20, 2010

Clark Terry On Piano Jazz

Originally published on Fri February 3, 2012 3:54 pm

Clark Terry plays the trumpet and flugelhorn, sings and composes — that's what he's done for more than 60 years. His earliest band experience was on the bugle with the Tom Powell Drum and Bugle Corps. In high school, he took up the valve trombone. Prior to entering the service, he played riverboat jobs in St. Louis, and then was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station from 1942 to 1945.

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News and Views
5:35 pm
Sun August 15, 2010

The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Environmental Concerns

Aero 2010 by Moto Ohtake

The Intersection of Contemporary Art and Environmental Concerns

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis considers environmental art at the Asian Arts Initiative in Center City, Philadelphia, and at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:00 pm
Sat August 14, 2010

Composer Henry Cowell's Astounding Influence on Modern American Music

The name of Henry Cowell (1897-1965) may be unfamiliar to many classical music listeners, but Cowell is one of the biggest influences on modern American music, inspiring composers as disparate as John Cage, George Gershwin, Burt Bacharach, and generations down to this day. His own music isn't heard that often, but on this month's Discoveries we'll listen to three fascinating pieces out of his gargantuan and stylistically surprising catalog. We'll also talk to musicologist Gary Galvan, who will share some of the facets of Cowell's life and music that made him the important figure that he is.

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Creatively Speaking
1:08 pm
Sat August 14, 2010

Environmentalism and Art--Claes Oldenburg--Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Elizabeth Osborne

Susan Lewis considers the intersection of environmentalism and art with a visit to the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Asian Arts Initiative. The two venues are now hosting work by environmental artists from Taiwan.

Jim Cotter speaks with legendary pop artist Claes Oldenburg. The creator of two of Philadelphia's most iconic works of public art, he's been commissioned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to create a third.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:37 pm
Fri August 13, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Family Connections

Maestro Zubin Mehta

Sunday, August 15

3 to 5 pm


Paul Hindemith: Violin Concerto

Charles Rex, violin

Zubin Mehta, cond.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto

Leonard Bernstein, piano/conductor

John Corigliano, Sr., violin

Laszlo Varga, cello

John Corigliano, Jr.: Clarinet Concerto

Stanley Drucker, clarinet

Zubin Mehta, cond.

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