Creatively Speaking
9:49 am
Sat September 12, 2009

Curator of the Marcel Duchamp Exhibit at PMA--Video Art Show at ICA--Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, curator of Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnes, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum hosts two educational events on the work this weekend.

Susan Lewis considers the nature of video art as the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia opens a year-long exhibition showcasing that medium.

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4:16 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Pianist Fujiko Hemming

Perhaps you haven't heard of Fujiko Hemming. But after listening to Jill Pasternak's interview with the gifted Japanese/Swedish pianist you won't forget her, or her amazing story.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:29 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

New Release of Mahler's <i>Symphony of a Thousand</i>

Friday, September 11

12 noon

Just in time to mark the anniversary of the world premiere of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the so-called "Symphony of a Thousand," we'll broadcast a brand-new recording, just released on August 25th, of this gargantuan work with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony, soloists and choruses.

Recording this work was an enormous undertaking.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:45 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

Maurice Wright has been Professor of Composition at Temple University for more than 20 years, and has many commissions, recordings, and national awards to his name.

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

On this episode, we start off our 8th season on WRTI by listening to three works by two composers with Philadelphia connections.

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Creatively Speaking
11:20 am
Sat September 5, 2009

Timothy Rub of the PMA--The Ephrata Cloisters--Philadelphia Zoo 150th year

Timothy Rub, new director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art



WRTI Spotlight
9:06 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Riverwalk Jazz: A Night at Nick's - Hot Jazz in the Big Apple

Sunday, September 6

6 to 7 pm

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band takes you back in time to the legendary jazz nightclub, Nick's Steak House in Greenwich Village. For more than three decades, from the 30's to the 60's, veteran jazzmen such as Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Mugsy Spanier and Pee Wee Russell played, and crowds gathered at "the place" in downtown Manhattan to hear classic hot, improvised jazz.

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1:14 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Banjo Virtuoso Michael Miles

Michael J. Miles, banjo virtuoso

Throughout his career, banjoist Michael Miles has used a combination of musical and theatrical performance, education, and composition to change the way the banjo is viewed, and to explore the cultural and political boundaries of American music. His groundbreaking work has put him in a category all his own.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:49 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Premieres from the Archives

?Music is everything that one listens to with the intention of listening to music.? --Luciano Berio, composer

Sunday, September 5

3 to 5 pm


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 2

Luciano Berio: Sinfonia

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Symphony No. 3

This broadcast includes recordings from the New York Philharmonic's archives, and an interview with the composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:02 pm
Fri August 28, 2009

Celebrate Johann Pachelbel's Birthday

Tuesday, September 1

6 am to 6 pm

Tune in to hear Pachelbel's famous Canon in D, with the Gigue that he wrote to be paired with it, along with some of his works for organ.

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Creatively Speaking
12:04 pm
Thu August 27, 2009

PMA Modern Art--Music & Reading Terminal Market--Simeone Found. Museum--Free Library of Phila.

Golden Fall, 1940
Joseph Stella, American (born Italy)
The C.K. Williams, II Collection

Jim Cotter takes a walk through Adventures in Modern Art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and speaks with its organizer Innis Shoemaker.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the very talented pianists who perform daily at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market.

Jason Peifer takes us to the Simeone Foundation Museum, home to a world-class collection of historic sports and race cars.

Susan Lewis looks at the history and evolution of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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