Audio Archive
10:03 am
Fri June 11, 2010

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Dave Conant On Event Preparedness

Hot Tip for the High Brow: Dave Conant On Event Preparedness

Philadelphia, PA – Dave discovers that, though spontaneity is a virtue, a lot can be gained by going to the concert hall, theater, or exhibition with a little forward thinking.

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Music Features
6:03 pm
Thu June 10, 2010

A World-Renowned Contemporary Norwegian Pianist Discusses Edvard Grieg

Leif Ove Andsnes, pianist

A World-Renowned Contemporary Norwegian Pianist Discusses His Fellow Countryman Edvard Grieg

Leif Ove Andsnes, one of the world's greatest interpreters of Grieg's music, discusses how Norwegian folk music influenced the late 19th-century composer.

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Audio Archive
5:59 pm
Thu June 10, 2010

PRISM Quartet Celebrates 25th Anniversary

PRISM Quartet Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The mission of the all-saxophone, Philadelphia-based quartet is to commission and disseminate new works for the saxophone. In celebration of PRISM's 25-year milestone, they presented Dave, The Premiere - new music composed "by guys named Dave," on June 4 and 5, 2010.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:46 pm
Thu June 10, 2010

Kimmel Center Presents: Paul Jacobs, Brooklyn Rider, and 2 Foot Yard

Brooklyn Rider

Sunday, June 13

3 to 5 pm

Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Recital:

Organist Paul Jacobs

Organ Recital Program:

MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in F Minor

BACH: Duetto in E Minor, Duetto in G Major

BOULANGER: Prelude in F Minor

FRANCK: Final in B-flat

OQUIN: Reverie (Philadelphia premiere)

REGER: Second Sonata in D Minor

Fresh Ink Concert:

Brooklyn Rider and 2 Foot Yard

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Music Features
10:34 am
Thu June 10, 2010

Opera Company of Phila.'s ORPHEE ET EURYDICE--LATE RENOIR at PMA--Piano Sensation Haochen Zhang

Pianist Haochen Zhang

Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about the company's 2010 season finale - a company premiere of Gluck's rarely performed Orphee et Eurydice.

Susan Lewis explores Late Renoir, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring works from the final decades of the artist's life.

David Patrick Stearns profiles 20-year-old pianist Haochen Zhang. A 2009 gold-medal winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he opens the Mann Center season on June 15, 2010.

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News and Views
10:07 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Art In The Open: A New 'Plein Air' Festival on the Banks of The Schuylkill River

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:50 pm
Sat June 5, 2010

The Astonishing Life and Music of Paul Kletzki

Composer and conductor Paul Kletzki

Paul Kletzki's life was filled with astonishing highs and lows, and was changed forever by events in Nazi Germany and the aftermath of the Holocaust.

This month we take a look at the music of Paul Kletzki. Not his conducting - for which he is known by cognoscenti the world over - but his composing.

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Creatively Speaking
4:24 pm
Sat June 5, 2010

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher--ART IN THE OPEN along the Schuylkill--James Hilty's TEMPLE UNIV. 125

Violinist Arabella Steinbacher

Jim Cotter speaks with violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Having previously performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga and on its recent tour of Asia, she makes her Kimmel Center debut on June 4, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers Art in the Open Philadelphia, a new outdoor art festival set to open on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Center City, Philadelphia.

And we speak with James W. Hilty, author of Temple University, 125 Years of Service to Philadelphia, the Nation, and the World.

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3:56 pm
Sat June 5, 2010

Pianist Louis Lortie

French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has been praised for the fresh perspective and individuality he brings to a broad spectrum of the keyboard canon. He studied in Montreal with Yvonne Hubert (a pupil of French pianist, Alfred Cortot), in Vienna with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher, among others. Mr.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:44 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

Make a <i>Sound</i> Investment - Before June 30

We're So Close To Reaching Our Fiscal Year Goal...

With contributions from listeners like you - before June 30th - we'll raise the additional $150,000 needed to end the year successfully. Listeners provide the largest source of WRTI's funding. And the music comes your way because of the actions of one listener at a time. Thank you so much, if you've contributed recently. But if you haven't, please do your part by calling 1-866-809-9784, or contribute online.

It will only take a minute or two, but will have a long-lasting impact!

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