Crossover
10:00 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Lidia Kaminska, classical accordionist

Lidia Kaminska

Seven-time winner of national and international competitions, Kaminska has stunned audiences with her beauty, charm, and virtuosic playing of works from Bach, Scarlatti, and Astor Piazzolla to contemporary Russian composer Sophia Gubaidulina. With a MA degree from the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Kaminska was the first person in the Unites States to receive a doctoral degree in accordion performance. She plays both the accordion and bandoneon in her interview with Jill Pasternak.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:25 am
Mon November 24, 2008

WRTI to Broadcast Settlement Centennial Celebration on December 7

Settlement student Nicole Sauder will perform with the Myer Schwartz Advanced Study Piano Trio during the December 7th broadcast.

Tune in for an unforgettable afternoon on Sunday, December 7 from noon to 2 pm when WRTI's Dave Conant and Settlement Music School Executive Director Robert Capanna co-host a live broadcast of the school's final event in their year-long centennial celebration. The broadcast will feature performances by alumni, faculty and students, and interviews with distinguished guests.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:34 am
Sun November 23, 2008

Metropolitan Opera Season Begins on WRTI at a New Time


The Met Opera's season of broadcasts–the longest-running continuous classical program in radio history–just began its 78th season. WRTI will bring Lincoln Center to your living room, car, kitchen, or wherever you happen to be tuning in, every Saturday afternoon from now until April 25.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:42 pm
Wed November 19, 2008

NY Philharmonic: David Robertson Conducts Copland, Bernstein, Carter, and Rouse

David Robertson, conductor


Sunday, November 23
New York Philharmonic

David Robertson, Conductor
Michelle DeYoung, Mezzo-Soprano

Program:

  • Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • Elliott Carter: Of Rewaking
  • Bernstein: Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah
  • Christopher Rouse: Rapture

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Creatively Speaking
10:35 am
Sat November 15, 2008

Gustavo Dudamel--PA Guild of Craftsmen--Intercultural Journeys--Commonwealth Plaza at Kimmel Center

"Gustavo Dudamel is one of the hottest and youngest conducting properties around." - The New York Times

David Patrick Stearns profiles Gustavo Dudamel. The dynamic young conductor leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a Kimmel Center concert on Wednesday, November 19.

Jason Peifer explores the role and history of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, a 64-year-old organization dedicated to preserving and promoting fine crafts.

Susan Lewis looks at Intercultural Journeys, a group that promotes cross-cultural understanding through music. The Intercultural Journeys ensemble has concerts coming up in Philadelphia and Harrisburg.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:16 am
Sat November 15, 2008

<em>A Day at the Opera:</em> A One-Day Fund Drive on November 22


Tune in on Saturday, November 22 from 6 am to 6 pm when WRTI brings you a day of operatic delight! The fun will include the broadcast of a historic and critically acclaimed recording of Puccini's La Boheme at 1:30 pm, special episodes of Crossover and Creatively Speaking (featuring archival interviews with Renee Fleming and Kiri Te Kanawa, and a recent profile of Angela Meade) and a variety of opera favorites all day.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:58 am
Thu November 13, 2008

New York Philharmonic

David Robertson conducts works by Mozart, Bartok, and Brahms Leonidas Kavakos, Violin

Program:

  • Mozart: Symphony No. 34
  • Bartok: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 3

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Crossover
11:28 am
Sat November 8, 2008

Complete Broadcast of Through Roses: A Special Episode

Saul Rubinek as Carl Stern in Marc Neikrug's Through Roses.
Credit: UrbanHanded Works Inc.

Jill interviews noted actor Saul Rubinek about his performance and role in Marc Neikrug's riveting Holocaust-related music-theater piece, Through Roses.

In this special program you'll hear the entire Through Roses performance, which includes Atis Bankas on violin.

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Creatively Speaking
4:20 pm
Wed November 5, 2008

Michael Tilson Thomas--Phila. Improv Festival--Philadelphia Virtuosi--Avenue of the Artists

Philadelphia's Camac Street is home to the Plastic Club and Sketch Club

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Tilson Thomas. The music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in concerts this week.

Jason Peifer previews the Philadelphia Improv Festival, an annual event that highlights the growth in unscripted comedy in the region.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.

Susan Lewis visits the Sketch Club and the Plastic Club on Philadelphia's Camac Street - the Avenue of the Artists.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:07 pm
Wed November 5, 2008

WRTI Presents Charlie Parker Documentary on November 9

Charlie Parker


Tune in on Sunday, November 9 from 2 to 2:30 pm for Charlie Parker and His Philadelphia Connections, a documentary about the great alto saxophonist and jazz icon Charlie "Yardbird" Parker and his Philly ties during the late '40s and early '50s.?

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