Creatively Speaking
3:59 pm
Sat February 13, 2010

Philagrafika 2010 Artist Duke Riley--Tan Dun Opera TEA--Rooftop Murals Artist Stephen Powers

Rooftop mural artist Stephen Powers' Love Letter

Jim Cotter speaks with Duke Riley. His installation, Reclaiming the Lost Kingdom of Laird, is on view at the Pennsylvania Historical Society, as part of the Philadelphia Philagrafika 2010 festival.

David Patrick Stearns previews the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Tea: A Mirror of Soul by the Oscar-winning Chinese composer Tan Dun.

We take a ride on the El in West Philadelphia with artist Stephen Powers. He's just completed Love Letter, a series of 50 rooftop murals.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:27 am
Fri February 12, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland, & Broadway

Baritone Thomas Hampson


Sunday, February 14

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Thomas Hampson, baritone

PROGRAM:

Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite

Copland: Old American Songs

Selections from Broadway Musicals

Gershwin: An American in Paris

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News and Views
12:51 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

Philagrafika: Philadelphia's International Festival Celebrating Print in Contemporary Art

WRTI Spotlight
12:55 pm
Sat February 6, 2010

A Very Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend on WRTI


Saturday, February 13

Rolf Charlston: 6:30 to 11 am

Jazz singer Jackie Ryan on Crossover: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sunday, February 14

Bob Perkins: 10 am to 2 pm

Tim Johnstone & Zivit Shlank: midnight to 6 am (February 14 and 15)

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:19 pm
Sat February 6, 2010

Inspired by John Keats

Dorothy Howell's Lamia

INSPIRED BY JOHN KEATS: Works by Edward Elgar, Dorothy Howell, and Edward MacDowell

Poets figure greatly in the world of classical music, of course, and John Keats touches all the music on this week's show.

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Crossover
4:00 pm
Fri February 5, 2010

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. Hailed by the New York Times as a harpist with "powerful playing and musicianly energy," Ms. Kondonassis is recognized as one of the world's foremost harpists. Since her debut at age 18 with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, she has appeared as a concerto soloist and recitalist with numerous major orchestras throughout the United States, Far East, and Europe.

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Crossover
3:24 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Jonathan Biss. The exceptional young pianist appears at the Kimmel Center on February 4th with pianist Richard Goode.

Still in his 20's, Biss already enjoys a flourishing international reputation through his orchestral, recital, and chamber music performances in North America and Europe and award-winning recordings.

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Creatively Speaking
12:16 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

Let's Pretend We're Married--Philagrafika 2010--Wicked Phila & the Story of Occultist George Lippard

Let's Pretend We're Married, starring Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs, will be at the Independence Foundation Black Box at The Prince Music Theater from February 2nd to 14th.

Jim Cotter speaks with Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite. Let's Pretend We're Married, the hit show they created for 1812 Productions, returns to the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia. It will run from February 2 to 14th.

Susan Lewis considers Philagrafika 2010, a Philadelphia-wide international art show celebrating the role of the print in contemporary art.

And as part of a companion series to a new book called Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels tells the story of the 19th-century occultist George Lippard.

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CD Selections
9:53 am
Fri January 29, 2010

Dave Conant: Defining Radio Today

Dave Conant, General Manager, Classical Host, WRTI Member


In the 1950s heyday of network television - some call it TV's "Golden Age"- there were many people prepared to write radio's obituary. Everyone from Ozzie and Harriet to The Lone Ranger had migrated to the living room screens. Yet radio survived, and thrived.

Now, through the first decade of the 21st century, radio is still with us, and in many ways, more flexible, more valuable, and as ubiquitous as ever. Read More...

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Contests
2:04 pm
Wed January 27, 2010

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