Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:26 am
Sat December 5, 2009

Works by Ignaz Brull and Walter Burle Marx

Walter Burle Marx

Works by German-Jewish Composer Ignaz Brull and German-Brazilian Composer Walter Burle Marx

On this hundredth anniversary of the Fleisher Collection, we'll hear some of the first music that Mr. Fleisher put on the shelves, and a world premiere that's only a couple of months old.

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4:17 pm
Fri December 4, 2009

Vocal Quartet Anonymous 4

Four Centuries of Chant is Anonymous 4's new CD, and a wonderful introduction to the sounds of Gregorian chant.

Join Jill Pasternak when she brings you the ethereal sounds of Anonymous 4. Dedicated to the performance of medieval chant and polyphony, the ensemble is renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing. Their recordings are a fixture on the shelves of early music collectors. The four women of Anonymous 4 combine musical, literary, and historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition as they create ingeniously designed programs, interweaving music with poetry and narrative.

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Creatively Speaking
1:10 pm
Thu December 3, 2009

Conductor Yannick Nezet Seguin--Local Offerings in Family Theater--The History of Rittenhouse Square

Yannick Nezet Seguin is, at least for now, the conductor most likely to be the Philadelphia Orchestra's next music director.

David Patrick Stearns speaks with Yannick Nezet Seguin, who is, at least for now, the conductor most likely to be The Philadelphia Orchestra's next music director.

Susan Lewis explores local offerings in family theater, and discusses different approaches to the form at the Arden, People's Light, and Lantern theaters.

Jim Cotter speaks with Nancy M. Heinzen. Her history of Rittenhouse Square - The Perfect Square - has just been published by Temple University Press.

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News and Views
12:06 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

When Should Women Begin Getting Mammograms? New Guidelines Confuse Issue

When Should Women Begin Getting Mammograms? New Guidelines Confuse Issue

Philadelphia, PA – For nearly two decades women have been advised to get mammograms when they reach the age of 40. But recently that recommendation changed. On this week's News & Views, we'll hear about new guidelines on breast cancer. The revisions have left many women confused, physicans spilt, and breast cancer advocacy groups outraged.

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9:30 am
Fri November 27, 2009

Now is the Time: Contemporary American Music on WRTI HD-2

Sundays, 10 to 11 pm

On WRTI HD-2 & the All-Classical Web Stream at

Kile Smith, host

Contemporary means "with the times." Contemporary means "now." And Now is the Time to take a listen and explore the music of today's American composers. You'll hear music from Philadelphia and all across the country - by composers who are grabbing audiences with works of beauty and emotion. Join host Kile Smith every Sunday night for all types...and all styles...of contemporary American classical music.

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12:28 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Brass Quintet Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass just released a new CD, Echo: Glory of Gabrieli

The virtuosi of Canadian Brass has made the brass quintet an exciting vehicle for serious concert music. The quintet has a long history of recording classical repertoire. They have a special affinity for Baroque music, which requires the musical structure that has become the Canadian Brass' trademark.

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CD Selections
11:28 am
Wed November 25, 2009

Bob Perkins Revealed on All About Jazz

"BP with the GM"= Bob Perkins

Are you curious about the legendary "BP with the GM" who keeps you company throughout the week? Read all about the life and times of our beloved Mr. Perkins in a very interesting article on the popular jazz website All About Jazz.

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Creatively Speaking
9:32 am
Wed November 25, 2009

Virtual Tour of Barnes Foundation's New Home--Society Hill Playhouse at 50--Artist Jamie Wyeth

As the Barnes Foundation begins construction on its new home on the Ben Franklin Parkway, we take a virtual tour of the new building with its creators.

Susan Lewis profiles Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. Founded in 1959 to showcase modern theater, it celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

And we listen back to a recent interview with the artist Jamie Wyeth. His series of paintings exploring the "Seven Deadly Sins" are now on view at the Brandywine River Museum.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:51 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Kimmel Center's Fresh Ink Series: Kronos Quartet

Sunday, November 29

3 to 5 pm

Kimmel Center Presents...Fresh Ink on WRTI

Classical Music on the Cutting Edge

Kronos Quartet

Works by Steve Reich and Ramallah Underground

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Creatively Speaking
10:57 am
Sat November 21, 2009

Chamber Orch. of Phila.'s New Music Director--Friend or Faux at Rosenbach--NYC Composer Julia Wolfe

Dirk Bross?

Jim Cotter speaks with Dirk Brosse, the newly appointed music director of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Susan Lewis visits Friend or Faux, an exhibiton at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.

Downtown Manhattan composer Julia Wolfe has released an outlandish new album and has a major new work premiering this Saturday at Carnegie Hall. David Patrick Stearns finds out how a girl from Montgomeryville got from here to there.

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