Crossover
3:44 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

Turtle Island Quartet Founder David Balakrishnan

Turtle Island Quartet. Founder David Balakrishnan is pictured at top, in center.

Join Jill when she interviews violinist and composer David Balakrishnan - founder of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble Turtle Island Quartet. Since its inception in 1985, the ensemble has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. The classically trained group has defined a unique style of string playing by crossing the line of classical, jazz, funk, rock, bluegrass bebop, new age, and hip hop.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:43 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

Works by Hugo Alfven - Swedish Painter of Sound

Works by Hugo Alfven

Composers write music about love all the time. Hugo Alfven - urbane, well-trained, and rising in all the right circles - began one such piece as a young man in his twenties. It so overwhelmed him, however, that 20 years later it had mutated into a craggy three-quarter-hour symphony of four movements played without break, a luxuriant, ardent, and stunning wordless tale of such power that some critics thought it too suggestive for public performance.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
10:26 am
Sat April 3, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Works by Martinu and Brahms


Sunday, April 4

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, Conductor

Nikolaj Znaider, Violin


PROGRAM:

Brahms: Violin Concerto

Martinu: Symphony No. 4

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Creatively Speaking
9:04 am
Thu April 1, 2010

Charles Dutoit--Shofuso--Picasso & the Avant-Garde--Pianists at the Reading Terminal Market

Jim Cotter speaks with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit.

Ahead of the start of Philadelphia's annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Tom Keels takes us to Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park.

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition, Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the very talented pianists who perform daily at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market.

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News and Views
11:54 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

What Does it Take to Get Young People Fired Up About Classical Music?

WRTI Spotlight
10:24 am
Sun March 28, 2010

A Special Celebration of Jazz Giants Throughout April

Vocalist Julie London


April is Jazz Appreciation Month - and we're celebrating with special tributes to jazz artists at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am, and 4 am every day of April. Each week there will be a different theme.

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Crossover
4:27 pm
Sat March 27, 2010

Big Band Singer Lynn Roberts

Lynn Roberts, big band singer

Join Jill for a delightful hour with Big Band singer Lynn Roberts. Her career in the "Swing Era" included five years with Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, ten years with Benny Goodman, and four years with Harry James. Roberts appears with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center for The Stage Door Canteen on March 26, 27, and 28, 2010. Peter Nero adds to the fun on Crossover this week.

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Creatively Speaking
2:05 pm
Sat March 27, 2010

AVA Music Dir. Christofer Macatsoris--Jazz Composer Bill Cunliffe--Philagrafika--Artist Duke Riley

Academy of Vocal Arts Music Director Christofer Macatsoris

David Patrick Stearns profiles conductor Christofer Macatsoris, the music director of the Academy of Vocal Arts. AVA is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Jim Cotter speaks with Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Cunliffe. The Temple University Symphony Orchestra performs his fourth stream...La Banda at Lincoln Center on April 9, 2010.

Susan Lewis looks at Philagrafika 2010, a festival in multiple locations around Philadelphia celebrating the role of print in contemporary art.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:05 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Works by Rachmaninoff, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky

Pianist Vladimir Feltsman


Sunday, March 28

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Conducted by Bramwell Tovey

Vladimir Feltsman, pianist

Program:

Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture

Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

Khachaturian: Three pieces from Gayane

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

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News and Views
11:15 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Picasso and the Avant Garde in Paris: PMA Puts Modern Master in Context

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