Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:30 pm
Sat November 7, 2009

Works by Salomon Jadassohn and Gloria Coates

American composer Gloria Coates has been living in Munich, Germany since 1969.

Works by American Composer Gloria Coates and German Composer Salomon Jadassohn

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th, 2009. Inspired by this historic event, the American composer Gloria Coates (who has lived in Germany for years) dedicated her seventh symphony "to those who brought down the Wall in PEACE." Salomon Jadassohn was an eminent composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher in Germany. Although he died in 1902, his works were still banned by anti-Semitic followers of Wagner in the 1930s. Fortunately, his music (ironically influenced by Wagner) is beginning to be heard once again. Read more...

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Crossover
2:43 pm
Sat November 7, 2009

Flutist Robert Stallman

Jill's guest this week is virtuoso flutist Robert Stallman. His CD New Schubert Works for Flute & Strings, sonatas in transcription, was recently released on the Bogner's Cafe label.

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Creatively Speaking
11:01 am
Sat November 7, 2009

Tito Capobianco at AVA--The Mischianza--Pyle Show at DAM-Bringing TU Students to Cultural Venues

Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle at the Delaware Art Museum is on view until January 3, 2010.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to an Academy of Vocal Arts production of Verdi's Falstaff with the legendary Met Opera stage director Tito Capobianco at the helm.

In the first of a year-long exploration of overlooked events in local history, Tom Keels explores the Mischianza - a city-wide party held in Philadelphia during the American War of Independence.

Susan Lewis visits a Delaware Art Museum exhibition exploring the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for The Saturday Evening Post during the '20s and '30s.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:46 pm
Fri November 6, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Simone Dinnerstein Plays Summertime Classics


Sunday, November 8

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Summertime Classics - From the Danube to the Rhine and Bolero

Simone Dinnerstein, pianist

Program:

J. Strauss II:
Overture to The Gypsy Baron

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2

Ravel: Bolero

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.4

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.10

R. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Brahms: Hungarian March No. 5

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WRTI Spotlight
2:48 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

A Day at The Opera on WRTI


Saturday, November 14

6 am to 6 pm


Join us for 12 hours of operatic delight featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in an unforgettable broadcast of Turandot at 1 pm. Hosted by WRTI's own Dave Conant, Jill Pasternak, Jack Moore, Jim Cotter, Windsor Johnston, and Susan Lewis, this special day will also showcase some wonderful thank-you gifts, and include some fun surprises...

We guarantee that you'll be saying "BRAVO and BRAVA" throughout the day!

Highlights Include:

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CD Selections
4:30 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

WRTI's Kile Smith in the News!


Did you know that our very own host Kile Smith is also a celebrated composer?

You probably recognize his mellow, intelligent-sounding voice from Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, and from his contemporary American music show Now is the Time on WRTI HD-2. When he's not on the radio, he's most likely at home writing music - his first love.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:00 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

New York Philharmonic: In Residence at Vail Valley Music Festival


Sunday, November 1

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Program:

MOZART: Symphony No. 41, Jupiter

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

About the Program

About Alan Gilbert

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Crossover
3:14 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

Concert Pianist Seymour Lipkin

"Schubert...had a way of making us feel that the heavens just opened up and the music poured out." --Seymour Lipkin

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Seymour Lipkin - esteemed concert pianist, and dedicated faculty member at Curtis and Juilliard.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:11 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

Honoring Count Basie on WRTI: November 2nd to 8th


Join us during jazz hours as we bring you a swingin' tribute to the iconic bandleader, pianist, and composer.

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Creatively Speaking
2:30 pm
Sat October 24, 2009

Iraq's Ancient Past at the Penn Museum--Italian Conductor Daniele Gatti--Arshile Gorky at PMA

Lyre with Bearded Bull's Head and Inlaid Panel, Royal Cemetery, Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic III, 2550-2450 BCE, Wood, lapis lazuli, gold, silver, shell, bitumen, H. 35.6 cm. Penn Museum Object B17694.

Jim Cotter speaks with Richard Zettler, the co-curator of Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery, a new exhibition opening on October 25th at the Penn Museum.

David Patrick Sterns profiles the controversial Italian conductor Daniele Gatti. He leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a series of concerts this week.

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new retrospective on 20th-century American artist Arshile Gorky, whose work was a bridge between surrealism and abstract expressionism.

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