Creatively Speaking
2:45 pm
Sat October 23, 2010

PA Ballet's Roy Kaiser--Berlin Phil.: Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Portraits at PAFA--Piffaro Preview

As Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 2010/2011season on October 21st, Jim Cotter speaks with artistic director Roy Kaiser.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin makes his Berlin Philharmonic debut this week. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports from the German capital.

Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity, as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts gets set to open an exhibition of artist portraits and self-portraits.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:45 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Tonight: <i>SCARY</i> Music for Halloween!

On Kile Smith's Now is the Time show on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical web stream, you're in for a mystical night of contemporary American music on All Hallows' Eve - Sunday, October 31st, 10 to 11 pm.

Watch and Listen: In The Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg

Program for Now is the Time:

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WRTI Spotlight
1:18 pm
Tue October 19, 2010

Maureen Malloy Recommends...

Charmaine Clamor: Something Good

Here's a CD review about a new release from "The Filipino Sarah Vaughan" from jazz host Maureen "Mo" Malloy. You can count on Mo to share the "good stuff" with you every week!

America's leading Filipina jazz and world vocalist Charmaine Clamor has released another album that maintains the true jazz spirit, and introduces American audiences to Filipino musical traditions. On Something Good, Clamor brings her own interpretations to American standards and Filipino melodies.

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News and Views
8:19 am
Mon October 18, 2010

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

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

Philadelphia, PA – For every young person with the talent and drive to be an accomplished vocalist or violinist, there are legions more whose main connection to classical music is destined to remain as a member of an audience. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston takes a look at a range of perspectives on nurturing a connection to classical music among the young.

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CD Selections
1:49 pm
Sun October 17, 2010

Mark Pinto Recommends...Mi Alma Mexicana (My Mexican Soul)

Alondra De La Parra's My Mexican Soul

Alondra De La Parra, conductor
Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas

Mexico celebrated 200 years of independence on September 16, 2010. To mark the occasion, Sony Classical released this thoroughly enjoyable two-disc sampling of orchestral music written by Mexican composers over the last two centuries. Okay, 125 years, to be precise. The program was assembled by the young, Mexican-born, New York-based conductor Alondra de la Parra, who founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in 2004 at age 23.

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Creatively Speaking
4:08 pm
Sat October 16, 2010

Choreographer Paul Taylor--Phila. Mural Arts Exhibition--Tiffany Lamps at Reading Public Museum

Jim Cotter speaks with veteran choreographer Paul Taylor. His dance company performs at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from October 21 - 23, 2010.

Eric Brannon looks at the latest Philadelphia Mural Arts Program installation that appears not on a wall, but on water.

And Susan Lewis considers the artistry of Tiffany lamps, as the Reading Public Museum hosts an exhibition on the distinctive lighting fixtures that were both objects of utility and works of art.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:26 pm
Fri October 15, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Itzhak Perlman Performs Mendelssohn

Violinist Itzhak Perlman

Sunday, October 17

3 to 5 pm

Maestro Alan Gilbert conducts works by Richard Strauss, Henri Dutilleux, Hindemith, and Mendelssohn. Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.


R. Strauss: Don Juan

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto

Henri Dutilleux: Metaboles

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Itzhak Perlman, violin

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Jazz Stories
4:07 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Bob Perkins Recommends...

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

The Great Summit: The Master Takes

WRTI's legendary jazz host "BP with the GM" shares his excellent taste in music, once again, with his latest CD review. As BP says, "your finely tuned ears" won't be disappointed.

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10:59 am
Sun October 10, 2010

Vote Today! AVA Giargiari Bel Canto Operatic Competition on WRTI

Soprano Corinne Winters is one of the contestants you'll hear today on WRTI.

Let Your Voice Be Heard - in our Live, Online Poll

Sunday, October 10

3 to 5 pm

Today you're in the judge's seat! You're invited to choose your favorite operatic singer from the Academy of Vocal Arts' popular Giargiari Bel Canto operatic competition. Jim Cotter hosts the broadcast and interviews last year's winner, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa. The winner of the online poll will be announced on the air following the broadcast.

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