Theater
11:03 am
Tue May 26, 2009

Theater Review: Arden Theatre's <i>The Seafarer</i>


Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, fills us in on the Arden's newest play. The Seafarer, written by Conor McPherson and directed by David O'Connor, was a smash hit on Broadway. This production runs from now until June 14th.

Theater Review: Arden Theatre's The Seafarer

Critic at Large, WRTI-FM

The Seafarer

Arden Theatre

May 20 to June 14, 2009

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
2:56 pm
Wed May 20, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Joshua Bell and Works by Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Martinu

Sunday, May 24

3 to 5 pm

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Joshua Bell, violinist

Program:

Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel

Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3

Martinu: Symphony No. 4

More Information:

New York Philharmonic Website: Notes about Program

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Creatively Speaking
10:27 am
Wed May 20, 2009

Maestro David Robertson--Possible Cutbacks in PA Arts Funding--Handcrafted Metalwork in Phila.

Jim Cotter speaks with David Robertson. The Music Director of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra in three concerts this week.

As Pennsylvania lawmakers work on the state budget, WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at how the Commonwealth funds arts and culture, and the possible consequences of threatened cutbacks.

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Theater
3:52 pm
Mon May 18, 2009

Concert Review: Guarneri String Quartet Final Concert in Philadelphia

Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews the renowned Guarneri String Quartet's final concert in Philadelphia as they tour for the last time before retiring in the fall of 2009. The esteemed chamber group performed with the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on May 15th.

Concert Review: Guarneri String Quartet Final Concert in Philadelphia

Critic at Large, WRTI-FM

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WRTI Spotlight
2:37 pm
Fri May 15, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend on WRTI

Memorial Day Weekend on WRTI

Friday, May 22 to Tuesday morning, May 26

Classical Music Fans: Enjoy a Weekend with All-American Composers and Patriotic Music
You'll hear works by Copland, Gershwin, Sousa, and others, plus patriotic music honoring America's service men and women.

We'll honor the memory of opera legend Beverly Sills on her birthday - Monday, May 25th. The famous soprano would have turned 80.


Jazz Lovers: Tune in for a Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend
Get set for your favorite classic and contemporary big bands and vocalists.

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Theater
2:56 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

Theater Review: Desire Under the Elms

Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews the Eugene O'Neill play starring Brian Dennehy. Desire Under the Elms will end its run at New York City's St. James Theatre on May 24th.

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Creatively Speaking
12:09 pm
Thu May 14, 2009

Month of Moderns--Juried Show at Woodmere Art Museum--Kensington's Arts Scene--Penn Treaty Park

David Patrick Stearns previews The Month of Moderns - a series of concerts by the chamber choir The Crossing.

Susan Lewis explores the Woodmere Art Museum's 69th Annual Juried Exhibition.

We have two reports from the Kensington section of Philadelphia:

Jason Peifer previews this weekend's Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby in Philadelphia. In conjunction with the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, the event highlights the growing arts scene in the Kensington neighborhood.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:26 am
Thu May 14, 2009

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's APPLAUSE: Britten, Mozart, Tavener, and Bach

Sunday, May 17

4 to 5 pm

APPLAUSE: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn

APPLAUSE is WRTI's monthly broadcast of encore performances of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recorded recently at the Kimmel Center.

Program:

Britten: Prelude and Fugue

Mozart: Symphony No. 17 in G Major

Tavener: Eternal Memory

Bach: Suite No. 3 in D Major

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Crossover
10:40 am
Thu May 14, 2009

Brass Quintet Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass just released a new CD, Swing that Music: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

The virtuosi of Canadian Brass have made the brass quintet an exciting vehicle for serious concert music. The quintet has a long history of recording classical repertoire. They have a special affinity for Baroque music, which requires the musical structure that has become the Canadian Brass' trademark.

Their more than 60 recordings include works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Gabrieli, Pachelbel, Beethoven and Wagner ? all in meticulously crafted transcriptions that are setting new musical traditions in brass performance. They are especially drawn to the works of J.S. Bach.

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Crossover
1:31 pm
Sat May 9, 2009

Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn

Elizabeth Pitcairn will appear at the Kimmel Center with Orchestra 2001 on May 22nd. She'll perform themes from the film The Red Violin on her famous Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius.

Virtuoso concert violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn is Jill's guest this week. She performs in partnership with one of the world's most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720, which inspired the Academy award-winning film The Red Violin. She gave the Southern California premiere of The Red Violin Chaconne in 2000. Pitcairn has cultivated a world-renowned reputation for the soulful music that she creates with her famous violin.

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