Crossover
11:11 am
Sat October 24, 2009

Wind Quintet Imani Winds

Imani Winds is a wind quintet and much more. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated ensemble has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, and genre-blurring collaborations. The ensemble brings color, vivacity and intimacy to every concert with a vastly expanding classical repertoire. African, Asian and Middle Eastern cultures all take shape, as the quintet pushes the boundaries of classical music to fuse jazz with mixed media.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:58 am
Thu October 22, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto

Pianist Emanuel Ax


Sunday, October 25

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Emanuel Ax, pianist

Program:

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO (New York Philharmonic Commission)

Charles Ives: Symphony No. 2

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

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WRTI Spotlight
2:05 pm
Sun October 18, 2009

Goblins and Ghouls on WRTI: October 30th and 31st


Hauntingly beautiful music will set the mood for Halloween. Tune in on Friday, October 30th between 6 am and 6 pm, and October 31st between 6:30 and 11 am when WRTI brings you works with a frightful touch, including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, and arias from Gounod's Faust.

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Crossover
11:45 am
Sat October 17, 2009

Pianist Andre Watts

Jill speaks with the legendary Andre Watts, who will be in recital at the Kimmel Center on November 1st performing works by Schubert and Liszt. The acclaimed pianist burst upon the music world back in 1963 at age 16, when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in its Young People's Concert, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for an ailing Glenn Gould to perform music by Franz Liszt with the Philharmonic, thus launching Watts' career in storybook fashion.

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Creatively Speaking
10:33 am
Sat October 17, 2009

Bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa--Brandenberg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare--Amer. Swedish Hist. Museum

Daniel Matsukawa is Principal Bassoon with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Jim Cotter speaks with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa. He's the soloist this week for performances of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto at the Kimmel Center.

Susan Lewis considers performances of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra.

Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:47 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

New York Philhamonic: Alan Gilbert Conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 3

Mezzo Soprano Petra Lang


Sunday, October 18

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

MAHLER: Symphony No. 3

Featuring: Mezzo-Soprano Petra Lang

Women of the Westminster Symphonic Choir

The American Boychoir

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About Maestro Gilbert

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News and Views
10:10 am
Fri October 16, 2009

Cell Phone Ban on Non-Motorists in Philadelphia

Cell Phone Ban on Non-Motorists in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – Starting on November 1st in Philadelphia, if you are skateboarding, biking, or doing some inline skating, you'd better put away your cell phone or use a hands-free device. WRTI's Windsor Johnston hit the streets to find out how Philadelphians are reacting to one of the most far-reaching bans on non-motorists in the nation.

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INBOX
11:26 am
Mon October 12, 2009

The Kimmel's Jazz Up Close Series on WRTI: Billie Holiday and <i>Strange Fruit</i>


A Celebration of Billie Holiday

Featuring Danilo Perez and Lizz Wright

Sunday, October 18

6 to 7 pm


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Creatively Speaking
9:08 am
Wed October 7, 2009

The Art of Jun Kaneko--Composer Michael Hersch--EVERYTHING BUT THE COFFEE Author Bryant Simon

Jun Kaneko designs the fabrics for costumes worn in Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Madama Butterfly.

Susan Lewis considers the art of Jun Kaneko, whose costumes and sets are featured in Madama Butterfly, the Opera Company of Philadelphia's latest production. Kaneko's sculptures are on view in four different venues around the city.

David Patrick Stearns speaks with Michael Hersch. The Philadelphia-based composer has a world-premiere performance of an evening-length work for French horn and cello coming up, and a CD of his cello sonatas being released soon.

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Crossover
2:43 pm
Tue October 6, 2009

Pianist Yuja Wang

Photo Credit: Felix Broede, Deutsche Grammophon

Jill interviews one of today's most talked-about young pianists, 22-year-old Yuja Wang. A 2008 Curtis graduate of Chinese origin, Ms. Wang was recently named Gramophone Magazine's Young Artist of the Year for 2009.

She'll perform with The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Charles Dutoit on October 8th, 9th, and 10th at Verizon Hall. The following week, on October 13th, she'll make her orchestral debut with The Philadelphians at Carnegie Hall. At both venues she'll play Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16.

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