12:10 pm
Fri July 31, 2009

Philadelphia Orchestra, John Axelrod, conducts Herbie Hancock, Lang Lang, pianos

There's a reason Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in C Major is rarely performed it's long with changing rhythms. It can get intellectual. The dreamy melodies go off on tangents like labyrinths.

Concert Review: Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang Perform with the Famous Philadelphians for the Orchestra's Summer Finale at the Mann

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Creatively Speaking
4:15 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

New Director of PMA Timothy Rub--Illustrator Ellen B.T. Pyle-duPont's Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Timothy Rub is leaving the Cleveland Museum of Art to succeed the late Anne d'Harnoncourt at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jim Cotter speaks with Timothy Rub. The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new director and CEO will take up his position in mid to late September.

Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum, where a new show explores the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for The Saturday Evening Post of the 1920s and '30s.

Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.

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3:21 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Works by Verdi and Rachmaninoff at the Mann Center

Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews a June 28th performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center featuring soloist Angela Brown, and works by Rachmaninoff and Verdi. Lesley also reflects about the abbreviated schedule of performances by the Philadelphians at the Mann this season.

Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Works by Verdi and Rachmaninoff at the Mann Center


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3:09 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Conductor JoAnn Falletta

Maestro JoAnn Falletta

Listen back to a 2008 interview with Grammy award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the radio broadcast premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Michael Ludwig, violin soloist, and maestro Falletta conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:12 pm
Mon July 27, 2009

The Philadelphia Singers on WRTI

Don't miss the Philadelphia Singers on WRTI - August 2nd from 3 to 5 pm.
Photo by Jacques-Jean Tiziou

WRTI brings you The Philadelphia Singers in a recorded concert from the Kimmel Center on Sunday, August 2nd from 3 to 5 pm. The acclaimed ensemble's performance was the highlight of the 32nd Chorus America Conference held this past June in Philadelphia.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:38 pm
Mon July 27, 2009

Scranton Jazz Festival Interviews

Maureen Malloy will interview some of the stars set to perform at this year's Scranton Jazz festival on August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 9:30 pm.

On August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 9:30 pm, tune in when Maureen Malloy interviews some of the artists scheduled to perform at this year's Scranton Jazz Festival, which takes place on August 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Featured guests include members of the Duke Ellington Legacy Band, vibe man and bandleader Dave Samuels (of Caribbean Jazz Project fame) and drummer Marko Marcinko. Evey year people flock to Scranton from far and wide to hear world-class jazz - WRTI will sneak you a peak at what to expect.

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12:59 pm
Sat July 25, 2009

Canadian Violinist Angele Dubeau

One of Canada's most prominent virtuoso violinists, Angele Dubeau has performed on the world's greatest stages in a spectacular career that has spanned over 30 years with performances in over 30 countries. While her talent, virtuosity, and musicality have been recognized with many awards over the years, audiences have connected with Dubeau because of her captivating performances, generosity, and passion.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
10:17 am
Thu July 23, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Works by George Crumb and Hans Werner Henze

Contemporary German composer Hans Werner Henze

Sunday, July 26

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic - Archival Performances

Works by George Crumb and Hans Werner Henze


George Crumb: Star Child

Hans Werner Henze: Symphony No. 9

Conducted by Pierre Boulez, David Gilbert, James Chambers, Larry Newland, and Kurt Masur

Soloists include Irene Gubrud, Edward Herman, Jr., Brooklyn Boys Chorus, Berlin Radio Choir, Bell Ringers of the Trinity School

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Creatively Speaking
3:17 pm
Wed July 22, 2009

Frank McCourt--Simeone Foundation Museum--Village of Arts & Humanities--Germantown's History Hunters

Jim Cotter interviewed the late Frank McCourt in 2008.

We listen back to Jim Cotter's 2008 interview with Frank McCourt. The acclaimed author died on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at age 78.

Jason Peifer takes us to the Simeone Foundation Museum, home to a world-class collection of historic sports and race cars.

Susan Lewis visits North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based arts program.

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News and Views
10:31 am
Mon July 20, 2009

An Interview with Walter Cronkite

The late Walter Cronkite spoke with WRTI's Windsor Johnston in 2006.
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