WRTI Spotlight
4:27 pm
Sun June 15, 2008

Celebrate the Legacy of Igor Stravinsky on his Birthday: Tuesday, June 17

Sketch of Igor Stravinsky by Pablo Picasso

One of the leading composers of the 20th century, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) was a musical chameleon, employing myriad musical styles and innovations throughout his career ranging from atonal serialism to neoclassicism. The Russian-born cosmopolitan spent much of his life in France and Switzerland before settling in America where he became a naturalized citizen and lived until his death in 1971.

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Creatively Speaking
1:34 pm
Sat June 14, 2008

Kimmel Center's Ann Ewers--Pottstown Symphony--The Role of Theater Directors--Local Carillons

Carillon at Valley Forge National Historical Park

Jim Cotter speaks with Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts President and CEO Ann Ewers.

David Patrick Stearns on the rise and fall of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra.

Jason Peifer takes a look at the historic role of the theater director. We'll hear from the Wilma Theater's Blanka Zizka, and Seth Rozin of the InterAct Theatre.

Susan Lewis visits several area carillons; they're large musical instruments consisting of bells that live at the top of tall towers.

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10:22 am
Sat June 14, 2008

Marilyn Maye, jazz singer

Jill Pasternak talks to the legendary jazz cabaret singer, who is in Philadelphia at the Prince Music Theater from June 11 to 15.

Maye's career has been multi-faceted, including 76 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, singing alongside jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, and performing at jazz clubs in NYC from the Copacabana to Birdland.

Discovered by Steve Allen in a Kansas City nightclub almost five decades ago, she went on to sing for Princess Grace in Monaco, with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and at Lincoln Center.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:58 pm
Wed June 11, 2008

<em>Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection</em> on Saturday, June 14: Latin American Music - Acquisitions During the WPA Years

Join Discoveries Host Kile Smith from 5 to 6 pm for a program showcasing music by Latin American composers, many of whose works were acquired by Fleisher during the WPA years of 1935 to 1943. Guest will be Gary Galv?n, a classical guitarist, musicologist, and an expert in the history of the WPA music projects. Music by Carlos L?pez Buchardo, Silvestre Revueltas, Alejandro Garc?a Caturla, and Mozart Camargo Guarnieri.

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News and Views
3:03 pm
Mon June 9, 2008

News and Views Looks at Possible Consequences of Overexposure to the Sun

Skin Cancer

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Jim Hilgen speaks with local dermatologists on the causes and treatment of skin cancer. Also, hear some helpful hints to protect against this deadly disease.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:15 pm
Sat June 7, 2008

Richard Strauss' Birthday is June 11:<br>Celebrate the Great Romantic Composer with WRTI

On Wednesday June 11, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, we'll devote a portion of the day to the music of the inimitable German composer Richard Strauss (1864 to 1949). His epic and heroic tone poems and operas changed the face of romantic music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and have become a staple of the orchestra repertory.

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Local and Regional News
3:08 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

Philadelphia Museum of Art's Anne d'Harnoncourt Has Died at 64

Anne d'Harnoncourt on July 18, 2007
Photo by Matt Rourke

WRTI's Susan Lewis reports on the death of Anne d'Harnoncourt

Philadelphiia, PA –
Anne d'Harnoncourt, longtime chief executive of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and one of the art world's most influential women, died of cardiac arrest at her Center City home on Monday, June 2 at the age of 64.

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9:34 am
Tue June 3, 2008

Wanamaker Organ Day Live

The Wanamaker Organ at Macy's in downtown Philadelphia

Jill Pasternak presents a live broadcast from Macy's in downtown Philadelphia. WRTI invites you to a free, day-long musical extravaganza celebrating the 104th anniversary of world's largest pipe organ. Jill's live Crossover show will feature Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte and other guest performers from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. In addition, special concerts and displays will be combined with tours of the cavernous pipe chambers.

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Creatively Speaking
4:35 pm
Sat May 31, 2008

Paul Taylor--West Chester Univ. Poetry--I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document--Brandywine Baroque

David Ingram and Miriam Hyman in I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda
Photo by Mark Garvin

Jim Cotter speaks with the veteran choreographer Paul Taylor. His world-renowned dance company will visit Philadelphia for a series of performances at the Annenberg Center.

Susan Lewis looks at the upcoming West Chester University Poetry Conference, now in its 14th year.

Jason Peifer visits the People's Light & Theatre as it stages I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda. The play was written in response to playwright Sonja Linden's interactions with refugees of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

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4:25 pm
Sat May 31, 2008

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He recently performed on the Oscar-nominated score for the film Atonement 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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