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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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:08 pm
Thu November 19, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Opening Night Gala - Gilbert & Fleming

Soprano Renee Fleming


Sunday, November 22

3 to 5 pm


New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Ren?e Fleming, soprano

Program:

Magnus Lindberg: EXPO

Messiaen: Po?mes pour Mi

Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

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About the program - including bios and videos

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News and Views
8:21 pm
Tue November 17, 2009

Darwin and Lincoln: Contemporaries Who Changed The World

Two pivotal figures in history - British naturalist Charles Darwin, and American President Abraham Lincoln - were born an ocean apart, on the same day in February, 1809. Each led movements that changed the way we think about human beings. WRTI's Susan Lewis talks to historian David Contosta, author of Rebel Giants, about their different lives and the things they had in common.

WRTI Spotlight
2:36 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

Old Jazz Favorites for Thanksgiving


Join Bob Perkins on Wednesday, November 25th at 6 pm as he kicks off the holiday with your favorite jazz classics; BP will keep you company as you stuff that turkey! These "oldies but goodies" will continue through Thanksgiving Day to add the right degree of warmth and coziness to your holiday gathering. Celebrate the holiday with WRTI as we give thanks for the artists who have made jazz into such an incredible art form.

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Creatively Speaking
4:31 pm
Fri November 13, 2009

OCP's Robert Driver--Phila. Brahms Festival--Renaissance Band Piffaro Upcoming Concerts

The Biava Quartet, including violinists Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko, violist Mary Persin, and cellist Gwendolyn Krosnick will perform works by Brahms at Rittenhouse Square's Church of the Holy Trinity on November 14th at 8 pm.

As part of WRTI's "A Day at The Opera," Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about National Opera Week. It celebrates the vitality of the art form as a contemporary cultural expression.

Susan Lewis looks ahead to Saturday's Philadelphia Brahms Festival - three concerts in one day by young musicians from the Astral Artists roster.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:32 pm
Wed November 11, 2009

Symphony in C on WRTI: Works by Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich


Sunday, November 15

3 to 5 pm


Symphony in C

Rossen Milanov, conductor

Program:

RACHMANINOFF:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor, op. 43

Alexandre Moutouzkine, pianist (at right)

SHOSTAKOVICH:

Symphony No. 8 in C minor, op 65

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Upcoming Symphony in C concerts

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:30 pm
Sat November 7, 2009

Works by Salomon Jadassohn and Gloria Coates

American composer Gloria Coates has been living in Munich, Germany since 1969.

Works by American Composer Gloria Coates and German Composer Salomon Jadassohn

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th, 2009. Inspired by this historic event, the American composer Gloria Coates (who has lived in Germany for years) dedicated her seventh symphony "to those who brought down the Wall in PEACE." Salomon Jadassohn was an eminent composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher in Germany. Although he died in 1902, his works were still banned by anti-Semitic followers of Wagner in the 1930s. Fortunately, his music (ironically influenced by Wagner) is beginning to be heard once again. Read more...

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