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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11:18 am
Mon November 8, 2010

WRTI Classical Countdown 2010: A List of Your Top 30 Classical Works

We counted down your top 30 classical works on WRTI over Labor Day Weekend.

Did you guess any of the 30 works that made the list?
Could you predict that the WRTI #1 favorite classical piece was Beethoven's Symphony No. 9?

We hope you enjoyed this special weekend of programming!

A big thank you to everyone who voted during the first three weeks of August! -->

The 2010 WRTI Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown

Here's Last Year's List of Your Top 30 Classical Works:

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4:01 pm
Sat November 6, 2010

Composer Margaret Garwood

Philadelphia composer Margaret Garwood is Jill Pasternak's guest this week on Crossover. Her opera The Scarlet Letter receives its world premiere by the Academy of Vocal Arts on November 19th, 2010 at the Merriam Theater. In this interview with Jill, Ms. Garwood shares highlights of her composing career, and insights into her musical style.

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Creatively Speaking
12:44 pm
Sat November 6, 2010

Nat'l Museum of Amer. Jewish History--Jaap van Zweden--Visual Artist Adrian Martinez--Making Scents

We look ahead to the opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia on November 26, 2010.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Jaap van Zweden. The Dutch-born music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra guest conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

We speak with West Chester visual artist Adrian Martinez who says the town is on the verge of a unique arts renaissance.

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

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
10:46 am
Sat November 6, 2010

Works by Xaver Scharwenka

Xaver Scharwenka was a composer, educator, conductor, editor, impresario, and world-famous pianist born in Poland, who established his career in Germany, and founded a conservatory in New York City. Two quite different pieces, the formidable Fourth Piano Concerto and an utterly gorgeous Andante religioso for strings, organ, and harp, show the depth of his creativity.

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Classical Stories
1:45 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

100th Show: Now is the Time on WRTI HD-2

Host, Kile Smith

Now is the Time

Contemporary American Music with Host Kile Smith

WRTI HD-2 and the All-Classical Stream

Sunday, November 7

10 to 11 pm

The first broadcast of Kile Smith's popular Sunday night show was on June 1st, 2008. Since then, folks near and far have been tuning in - and listening online - to hear all types of contemporary American music. Sunday, November 7th marks a milestone for the show...program #100!

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Classical Stories
12:03 pm
Mon November 1, 2010

<a href=>It's Time for the 2010 WRTI Technology Survey</a>

Take our Survey Today!

Are you a Facebook fanatic or an HD Radio addict? How often do you surf the Internet, text your "BFF" or check your email on your smartphone? What role does technology play in your life? We'd really like to know.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the WRTI 2010 Technology Survey. There are no wrong answers, so don't be shy! The survey covers everything from radio and Internet usage, including video and audio streaming, to social networking, newspaper reading, blogging, and television recording.

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News and Views
8:15 am
Sat October 30, 2010

Work to Ride: Polo League for Inner-City Youth in Philadelphia

Work To Ride: Equestrian Program for Inner-City Youth in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Nestled in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, the Chamounix Stables is the setting of a unique equestrian center. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at the nation's first African-American, inner-city teenage polo league. "Work to Ride" was created in 1994 to provide disadvantaged youth with the opportunity to connect with animals and nature.

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Creatively Speaking
10:06 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Michelangelo Pistoletto--Anton Chekhov Festival--Arts YOUniverse

Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto

Listen to a conversation with the influential Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto. The Philadelphia Museum of Art opens an exhibition of work from the first two decades of his career on Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers the 19th-century Anton Chekhov, as Philadelphia's Lantern Theater Company celebrates the great Russian writer's legacy.

Jane Pepper takes us to Arts YOUniverse. The Wilkes Barre center is a hub for artistic endeavor and arts education.

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