CD Selections
3:22 pm
Fri February 20, 2009

Our iPod Winner is:


Mary Bachman, Warrington, PA
WRTI Member Since 1998
"Although lucky in love, I've never had luck winning a thing...that is, until now! I love WRTI and have listened for many years. I'm really looking forward to enjoying my Classical Music iPod.
Thank you, WRTI!"

WRTI Spotlight
10:37 am
Fri February 20, 2009

WRTI Remembers Harrison Ridley, Jr.

WRTI's Harrison Ridley, Jr. will be missed

A legend has been lost. WRTI's beloved and long-time jazz host Harrison Ridley, Jr. passed away on Thursday, February 19th after a brief illness. His station colleagues mourn his death and celebrate his life. Will Mr. Ridley be immensely missed? His signature expression says it all: "Yes Indeedy!"

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:19 am
Mon February 16, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Muti, Quasthoff, Haydn, and Brahms

Maestro Riccardo Muti

Sunday, February 22
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic

Riccardo Muti, Conductor
Thomas Quasthoff, Bass-Baritone


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1:41 pm
Sat February 14, 2009

Anna Bergman, vocalist

Anna Bergman

Jill welcomes vocalist Anna Bergman. The two discuss Bergman's versatile career, which spans from Broadway, to opera, to cabaret. They also delve into her acclaimed one-woman show, Wherever Love Takes Me.

The show originally aired February 16, 2008.




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Creatively Speaking
10:03 am
Sat February 14, 2009

Arts & Culture Gary Steuer--Philadelphia Orchestra Tour--Missing Masters--Bristol Riverside Theatre

The City of Philadelphia's Chief Cultural Officer, Gary Steuer

As the economic downturn continues to bite, we speak with the City of Philadelphia's Chief Cultural Officer, Gary Steuer. Public forums are being held to get community input on the city's approach to arts and culture.

David Patrick Stearns reports on the final week of The Philadelphia Orchestra's tour of Europe and the Canary Islands.

We mark Black History Month by revisiting Susan Lewis' look at In Search of Missing Masters, a show of African-American Art at the Woodmere Art Museum in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:54 pm
Fri February 13, 2009

Symphony in C on WRTI: Works by Reinhold Gliere and Sergei Prokofiev

Maestro Milanov

Sunday, February 15
3 to 4 pm
Symphony in C
Rossen Milanov, conductor


  • Reinhold Gliere: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra with Disella Larusdottir, soprano
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Cinderella Ballet, Suite No. 1

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4:39 pm
Sun February 8, 2009

A Very Romantic Valentine's Day on WRTI:<BR>Saturday, February 14

Saturday Classics with Rolf Charlston, 6:30 to 11 am

Straight Ahead with Jeff Duperon, 6 to 9 pm

Jazz Through the Night, 9 pm to 6 am

You're in store for a very romantic Valentine's Day when you tune in or listen online on February 14th. Join Rolf and Jeff for classical and jazz tunes that will warm your heart; keep listening throughout the night and you'll hear some of our hosts' favorite music for romance.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:08 pm
Fri February 6, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Mozart, Messiaen, and Debussy

Olli Mustonen, pianist

Sunday, February 8
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Mozart, Messiaen, and Debussy
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor; Olli Mustonen, Piano

Tristan Murail: Gondwana? (U.S. Premiere) Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 11
Messiaen: Oiseaux exotiques
Debussy: La Mer

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Audio Archive
3:24 pm
Mon February 2, 2009

Author Carole Boston Weatherford on Conversations with Jeff Duperon

'Becoming Billie Holiday' by Carole Boston Weatherford

Author Carole Boston Weatherford joins Jeff to discuss her new book, Becoming Billie Holiday, a fictional verse memoir. The world knew the famous jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959) as Billie Holiday, but her name at birth was Eleanora Fagan. Neglected by her parents, abused by a neighbor, and sent to reform school, she scrubbed marble steps, drank bootleg liquor, smoked, worked in a brothel, and then found her voice--all before leaving Baltimore

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12:13 pm
Sat January 31, 2009

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He performed on the 2008 Oscar-nominated score for the film <em>Atonement</em> by composer Dario Marianelli.  He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.


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