Creatively Speaking
9:06 am
Sat December 26, 2009

Creatively Speaking 2009: A Year in Review

We look back at the past year in the arts in our region, and bring you the highlights of the news, issues, and events, and the people who made them happen.

We've witnessed great performances and exhibitions, and rediscovered so many great perennial treasures. It's also been a year of change and surprises!

It's 2009 in Review on Creatively Speaking.

Happy Holidays from all of your friends at WRTI!

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:44 pm
Thu December 24, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Works by Bartok, Ravel, and Debussy

David Fray, pianist

Sunday, December 27

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Pianist, David Fray


BARTOK: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G


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News and Views
10:56 am
Mon December 21, 2009

Family Theater During the Holidays: Not Just for Kids!

1:51 pm
Sat December 19, 2009

Conductor Peter Nero

Maestro Peter Nero

Join Jill Pasternak when she chats with Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero. The Maestro leads his unrivaled Philly Pops orchestra blending classical, swing, Broadway, blues, and jazz - all performed with virtuosity, authenticity, and an inviting sense of humor The Washington Post has called him "the epitome of the Pops Conductor/Performer," while the Buffalo News, has said, "The best aspect of Nero's art could well be his crazy creativity. He has the gift of seeing a song as no one has seen it before."

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Creatively Speaking
1:24 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Phila. Orch.'s Concerts with Double Bassist Emilio Gravagno--Arschile Gorky at PMA--Penn Treaty Park

Veteran double bassist Emilio Gravagno plays his last concerts as a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

Jim Cotter speaks with Emilio Gravagno. The veteran double bassist plays his final concerts as a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

Susan Lewis visits the Philadelphia Museum of Art's retrospective on the 20th-century artist Arshile Gorky, whose work is seen as a bridge between surrealism and abstract expressionism.

Tom Keels takes us to Penn Treaty Park. The site celebrates a late 17th-century agreement between William Penn and local Native Americans that made possible the founding of Pennsylvania.

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Classical Stories
10:25 am
Wed December 16, 2009

Holiday Music Schedule and CD Gift Suggestions

Listen to "The Sounds of the Season" until New Year's Day.

Join us for "The Sounds of the Season" from now until New Year's Day. Highlights include New Year's Day from Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic and Georges Pretre conducting, the Top 50 Jazz Hot 11 tunes from 2009, New Year's Eve with BP, Maureen Malloy, and Bob Craig, the Metropolitan Opera's Hansel and Gretel, and more...

Happy Holidays From All of Your Friends at WRTI!
We wish you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year, and many joyful hours of music brought to you by your favorite radio station.

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Classical Stories
12:32 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Today It's Lots of Ludwig! A Beethoven Celebration

Join us today for 12 hours of music by Beethoven beginning at 6 am

Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. Tune in today to hear some of the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:19 am
Tue December 15, 2009

<br><a><h3>Beethoven Contest Winner Announced!</h3></a>

We hope everyone enjoyed our Beethoven Trivia Contest. Lots of you know Lots about Ludwig!

Wondering who the contest winner is? It's Harriett Ranney from Philadelphia. Thank you to all who submitted answers. And congratulations to Harriett, our winner!

Check out all the answers to the contest here.

The contest has ended. For complete answers and rules go here.

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News and Views
2:54 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Jobs Summits in Philadelphia and Washington DC Look to Attack Unemployment

Jobs Summits in Philadelphia and Washington DC Look to Attack Unemployment

Philadelphia, PA – As the unemployment rate reaches new highs in the Philadelphia region and nationally, local lawmakers are trying to find ways to create job opportunities. On this week's News and Views we'll look at some of the insights coming from a local jobs summit that was held on the same day as a national meeting on the issue.

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Jazz Stories
4:38 pm
Sat December 12, 2009

The Jazz Giants of 1959 for 12 Hours!

Tuesday, December 15

6 pm until 6 am

In 1959, Kind of Blue, Time Out, Giant Steps, and The Shape of Jazz to Come were just a few of the recordings that changed the face of jazz as we know it. On December 15th, WRTI honors the jazz giants of 1959 with 12 hours of great music! Join us as we feature the songs and musicians who revolutionized the jazz sound, including Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Ornette Coleman.

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