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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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


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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2:24 pm
Sat March 20, 2010

Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas

Join Jill Pasternak for a conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony.

Creatively Speaking
11:33 am
Sat March 20, 2010

Vladimir Jurowski--Kathleen Turner in RED HOT PATRIOT--The Most Loyal Classical Music Audience

Maestro Vladimir Jurowski

Jim Cotter speaks with Maestro Vladimir Jurowski. He conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in concerts at the Kimmel Center during the week of March 22, 2010.

Susan Lewis looks at the Philadelphia Theater Company's new one-woman show about the late political columnist, Molly Ivins. Red Hot Patriot stars Kathleen Turner, and opens on March 19th at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

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Piano Jazz
10:49 am
Fri March 19, 2010

Jimmy McPartland On Piano Jazz

Jimmy McPartland.
Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images

Piano Jazz celebrates the late, great Jimmy McPartland: early jazz cornetist, singer, and the husband and mentor of host Marian McPartland. This week's program features highlights from Jimmy McPartland's 1990 guest appearance on Piano Jazz, and a centennial celebration of his birth from the 2007 JVC Jazz Festival.

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News and Views
11:01 am
Mon March 15, 2010

A Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Sodas? It's Being Proposed in Philadelphia

A Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Sodas? It's Being Proposed in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter wants to raise revenue and combat obesity with a tax on soft drinks containing sugar. On this week's News and Views, WRTI's Jim Hilgen examines the Mayor's proposal, and its implications for the city and its residents.

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Creatively Speaking
11:52 am
Sat March 13, 2010

Chopin and Ballet--Curtis Opera Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra--Philadelphia on Stone

Susan Lewis considers why Chopin's music appeals to ballet choreographers, as Pennsylvania Ballet stages a trio of works on March 13 and 14, 2010 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 19th-century composer's birth.

As part of celebrations of Samuel Barber's centenary, David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to performances of Antony and Cleopatra by the Curtis Opera Theatre.

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