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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Creatively Speaking
3:36 pm
Sat October 9, 2010

Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Threepenny Opera--Environmental Art--Symphony in C's K. Thiagarajan

Jim Cotter speaks with landscape architect Kim Wilkie. He's the designer of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza, featuring the first terraced lawn in the United States and the largest indoor green wall in North America.

Jane Pepper explores The Threepenny Opera. The Arden Theatre presents its production of the classic 1920s-era Brecht and Weill musical through November 7, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers different approaches to environmental art, with a visit to the Schuylkill Center in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

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1:24 pm
Sat October 9, 2010

Violist Daniel Avshalomov

American String Quartet violist Daniel Avshalomov is Jill's guest this week. The Quartet celebrates its 35-year anniversary with the release of a new CD, Schubert's Echo.

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News and Views
8:24 am
Sat October 9, 2010

Celebrating Dracula at the Rosenbach Museum and Library

Susan Lewis considers DRACULA by Bram Stoker, whose notes for the famous novel live on at the Rosenbach Museum and Library. A Dracula Exhibition and Festival are taking place through October at the Rosenbach in Center City, Philadelphia.

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:14 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Works by Mieczysław Karłowic

Composer Mieczysław Karłowicz

Often overrun by foreign powers in its thousand-year history, Poland engenders pride in people of Polish descent around the world. October is Polish American Heritage Month, and we take a look at Mieczysław Karłowicz as a representative of the hope and turmoil in the history of this country.

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