WRTI Spotlight
2:58 pm
Mon March 9, 2009

A Week of Bach on WRTI

"Study Bach. There you will find everything." --Johannes Brahms

Celebrate the musical dynasty of the Bach Family from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21. Tune in or listen online from Monday through Thursday, when you'll hear a variety of works by Johann Sebastian and his sons Carl Phillip Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian, and others. On Friday and Saturday, we'll celebrate J. S.'s birth (March 21, 1685) with some of his best-loved works, and lesser-known masterpieces.

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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
Sat March 7, 2009

George Walker--Village of Arts & Humanities--Lost Manuscript - The Good Earth at Pearl S. Buck House

Composer George Walker's Lilacs

Jim Cotter speaks with composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra will include his rarely performed Lilacs in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.

Susan Lewis explores North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based performing arts program, including theater and dance, spoken word, and video production.

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11:38 am
Sat March 7, 2009

Concert organist Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

"Paul Jacobs, the shockingly youthful head of the Juilliard School's organ department, is an important, genteel revisionist of his instrument..." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:21 am
Thu March 5, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Muti Conducts Bruckner and Scriabin

Maestro Riccardo Muti

Sunday, March 8
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Riccardo Muti Conducts Bruckner and Scriabin

Bruckner: Symphony No. 6          
Scriabin: Symphony No. 2

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Sun March 1, 2009

<em>Kind of Blue </em>50th Anniversary Documentary on WRTI

Miles Davis in one of the 1959 recording sessions of Kind of Blue

Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.

Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary

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Creatively Speaking
10:06 am
Sat February 28, 2009

Composer Andrea Clearfield--Chronicles of Narnia at the Franklin Institute--Wilma Theater's Scorched

Scorched is at The Wilma Theater until March 29th

A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project.

Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:29 pm
Wed February 25, 2009

AVA on WRTI: A &quot;Wild-West&quot; version of Donizetti's <em>Don Pasquale</em>

Sunday, March 1:
3 to 5 pm
Academy of Vocal Arts
Donizetti's Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale is a comedy of love and deception. But what happens when you take this "opera buffa" out of its Italian surroundings and place it square in the middle of 1880's Arizona? The AVA presents David Gately's "Wild-West" version of Don Pasquale. Richard A. Raub conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra.

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9:32 am
Wed February 25, 2009

Violinist Hilary Hahn and Vocalist Mariza

Violinist Hilary Hahn

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, and Portuguese Fado singer Mariza. Hilary Hahn will perform at the Kimmel Center on March 4th; Mariza will perform there on March 1st.

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Creatively Speaking
1:51 pm
Sat February 21, 2009

Benjamin Beilman--Cezanne and Beyond--Fulton Opera House--The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

Curtis Student and Astral Artistic Services National Audition Winner Benjamin Beilman

We speak with the promising young violinist Benjamin Beilman. A Curtis student, he is one of eight winners of Astral Artistic Service's National Auditions. Beilman also recently won the Il Milka/Astral Violin Prize.

Susan Lewis looks at Cezanne and Beyond, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition about the impact of the 19th century French artist, called the "Father of Modern Painting."

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CD Selections
3:22 pm
Fri February 20, 2009

Our iPod Winner is:


Mary Bachman, Warrington, PA
WRTI Member Since 1998
"Although lucky in love, I've never had luck winning a thing...that is, until now! I love WRTI and have listened for many years. I'm really looking forward to enjoying my Classical Music iPod.
Thank you, WRTI!"