Jill Pasternak welcomes esteemed conductor Sir Neville Marriner. In 1959 he founded the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which rose to prominence as one of the world's great chamber orchestras. He has conducted almost every major orchestra across the globe, and has recorded for more than a dozen labels. In 1979 he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in 1985 he received a Knighthood.
On this all-French program we feature three solo instruments with orchestra, or is it four? Camille Saint-Sa?ns and Paul Jeanjean bring us pieces for violin solo, piano solo, and two different kinds of horn - with valves and without valves, the so-called "natural" horn.
When you hear one of our hosts say that "WRTI is now broadcasting in HD," what that means is that the station has embraced HD Radio? technology, which sends out high-quality "high-definition" digital signals. This provides listeners with crystal-clear reception and eliminates a lot of the noise and interference associated with analog signals. WRTI's HD Radio broadcasts are accessible, free of charge, via an HD Radio.
There's a reason Ralph Vaughan Williams Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in C Major is rarely performed it's long with changing rhythms. It can get intellectual. The dreamy melodies go off on tangents like labyrinths.
Concert Review: Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang Perform with the Famous Philadelphians for the Orchestra's Summer Finale at the Mann
Jim Cotter speaks with Timothy Rub. The Philadelphia Museum of Art's new director and CEO will take up his position in mid to late September.
Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum, where a new show explores the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for The Saturday Evening Post of the 1920s and '30s.
Jason Peifer visits the Nemours Mansion and Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware. The 300-acre estate was home to the industrialist and philanthropist Alfred I. duPont and recently completed a $39 million restoration.
Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews a June 28th performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center featuring soloist Angela Brown, and works by Rachmaninoff and Verdi. Lesley also reflects about the abbreviated schedule of performances by the Philadelphians at the Mann this season.
Concert Review: The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Works by Verdi and Rachmaninoff at the Mann Center
Listen back to a 2008 interview with Grammy award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the radio broadcast premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Michael Ludwig, violin soloist, and maestro Falletta conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
WRTI brings you The Philadelphia Singers in a recorded concert from the Kimmel Center on Sunday, August 2nd from 3 to 5 pm. The acclaimed ensemble's performance was the highlight of the 32nd Chorus America Conference held this past June in Philadelphia.
On August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 9:30 pm, tune in when Maureen Malloy interviews some of the artists scheduled to perform at this year's Scranton Jazz Festival, which takes place on August 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Featured guests include members of the Duke Ellington Legacy Band, vibe man and bandleader Dave Samuels (of Caribbean Jazz Project fame) and drummer Marko Marcinko. Evey year people flock to Scranton from far and wide to hear world-class jazz - WRTI will sneak you a peak at what to expect.
One of Canada's most prominent virtuoso violinists, Angele Dubeau has performed on the world's greatest stages in a spectacular career that has spanned over 30 years with performances in over 30 countries. While her talent, virtuosity, and musicality have been recognized with many awards over the years, audiences have connected with Dubeau because of her captivating performances, generosity, and passion.