WRTI Spotlight
9:11 am
Fri February 4, 2011

Thank You for Supporting the Music You Love


The WRTI Winter Drive was a Success!


We raised $265,347 because of the commitment of 2,593 new and renewing members who invested in classical music and jazz on WRTI. It's not too late to contribute. Click Here to pledge.

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Creatively Speaking
3:04 pm
Sat January 29, 2011

OCP's Production of Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET--The Phila. History Museum at the Atwater Kent

Soprano Ailyn Perez stars as Juliet in Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Romeo & Juliet - set in the world of fashion.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Opera Company of Philadelphia's upcoming production of Gounod's Romeo & Juliet that casts the Capulets and Montagues - not as feuding families - but as rival haute couture design houses.

Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Croce, the new CEO of the recently revamped and renamed Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, which tells the story of the City of Philadelphia.

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Crossover
9:13 am
Sat January 29, 2011

Composer and Conductor Eric Whitacre

Join Jill Pasternak for an interview with composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has taken the world by storm with his unique choral arrangements, innovative compositions, and Virtual Choir project - an exciting online social experiment.

Classical Stories
2:38 pm
Fri January 28, 2011

The Wider View: Love Rejoices on <i>Now is the Time</i>


On February 13th, from 10 to 11 pm, listen online at wrti.org or on WRTI HD-2 to Kile Smith's Contemporary American Music show, Now is the Time. Works by David Snow, Wendy Mae Chambers, and H. Leslie Adams will warm you up for Valentine's Day.

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CD Selections
11:34 am
Thu January 27, 2011

Jim Cotter Recommends...

Music for Un-Romantics:
"Clair de Lune" from Claude Debussy's Suite bergamasque

Not being romantic is the mark of certain men, of a certain age. I never buy flowers on Valentine's Day; I do so whenever I see really nice flowers for sale. This is why Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune," the third movement of his Suite bergamasque, is the perfect piece of music for me and for all fellow un-romantics. Read More
 

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:28 am
Tue January 25, 2011

Giacomo Puccini Double Bill

Soprano Michelle B. Johnson sings the title role in AVA's Suor Angelica


Sunday, January 30

3 to 6 pm



PUCCINI: Suor Angelica

Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA Opera Orchestra

Christofer Macatsoris, conductor

PUCCINI: Il tabarro

Soloists:

Robert Merrill, Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Renato Ercolani, and Lucia Danieli

Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale

Lamberto Gardelli, conductor

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Creatively Speaking
11:04 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Musicopia String Orchestra--Dolce Suono and the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program--The Stoogeum

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to a performance by the Musicopia String Orchestra featuring works written by composer Tina Davidson in collaboration with three young members of the ensemble.

Susan Lewis explores a partnership between the chamber music ensemble, Dolce Suono, and Placido Domingo's Washington DC program for emerging singers.

And Tom Keels explores the Stoogeum. The suburban Philadelphia museum celebrates the life and legacy of The Three Stooges.

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Crossover
10:31 am
Sat January 22, 2011

Pianist Donna Coleman

Jill's guest this week is award-winning pianist Donna Coleman - an Ambler, Pa native who now lives in Australia. Her latest CD, Don't Touch Me, is devoted to the music of Ignacio Cervantes, known as the 19th-century Cuban Chopin.

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INBOX
9:37 am
Tue January 18, 2011

The Magic of Mozart on January 27

Join us for 12 hours of non-stop musical magic - works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 - December 5, 1791) on his birthday!

Everything Mozart Contest!

How much do you love music by Mozart? Interested in adding the best Mozart recordings to your music collection? Every pledge on January 27th only will automatically be entered into our Everything Mozart Contest! You could win fabulous CDs with hundreds of hours of music by Mozart.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:27 pm
Mon January 17, 2011

Classical Lost and Found: String Quartets in the Shadow of Shostakovich


From Deceptive Cadence - NPR's new classical music blog. Bob McQuiston writes about Dmitri Shostakovich's influence on the Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Three of Weinberg's string quartets are performed on the young Danelo Quartet's latest album.

Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (also spelled Vaynberg) was of Jewish decent, and the only immediate member of his family to get out of Poland alive, following the Nazi occupation of 1939. Initially he fled to Minsk, but as the Nazis "panzered" into Russia, he moved further east to Tashkent in 1941.

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