Creatively Speaking
10:19 am
Sat November 17, 2007

Night of the Mayas--Mother Courage--Hansel and Gretel

Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor, and Angela Zator Nelson, percussionist, discuss their upcoming performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra of Revueltas's Night of the Mayas.

Jason Peifer takes us behind the scenes as a cast member in Villanova University's production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.

Susan Lewis considers the Opera Company of Philadelphia's new production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, with sets and costumes designed by children's author Maurice Sendak.

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Creatively Speaking
1:42 pm
Sat November 10, 2007

Anne Ewers, Kimmel President--Costume Design--Asians in Clssical Music--First Person Festival

Anne Ewers

Anne Ewers, New President of Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

A look at the role of the costume designer in theatrical  productions.

Mari Yoshihara, author of Musicians from a Different Shore, examines role of Asians in classical music world.

First Person Arts presents a storytelling competition, or "Story Slam," as part of the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art.

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Crossover
9:09 am
Sat November 10, 2007

Quartet San Francisco

Quartet San Francisco

Jill Pasternak welcomes the Quartet San Francisco. The ensemble discusses their unique blend of world music, tango, classical, and jazz. They also talk about their latest recording, the double Grammy-nominated Latigo.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:24 am
Tue November 6, 2007

Happy Anniversary WRTI!

Dave Conant, Executive Director and Morning Host, WRTI-FM
Photo by Gary Horn

WRTI is celebrating a milestone - 10 years of providing you with classical music and jazz. And looking back there's a lot to be happy about. Highlights of WRTI's accomplishments include: award-winning programming such as Crossover and Creatively Speaking!, offering NPR news and opera broadcasts, expanded service in Delaware, launching HD radio, web streaming...and of course, that's just the beginning.

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Creatively Speaking
3:21 pm
Wed October 31, 2007

Vera Wilson, Astral Art Services-- The Vanishing Pavillions--The Mendelssohn Club

Vera Wilson

Vera Wilson, Founder and  President of Astral Artistic Services. For 15 years she has provided career  services to promising young classical musicians.

A profile of Michael Hersch. The Haverford-based pianist and composer's The Vanishing Pavillions has just been released on CD.

Also, a look at the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, one of the country's oldest choruses.

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Classical Stories
10:26 am
Sat October 27, 2007

Tonia Tecce: Soprano

Tonia Tecce

Jill Pasternak speaks with soprano Tonia Tecce, composer/arranger Byron Olsen, and conductor Ettore Stratta. The three recently collaborated on Tecce's latest album featuring classical and Broadway favorites, What a Wonderful World.

Tonia Tecce, soprano

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Creatively Speaking
10:21 am
Wed October 24, 2007

Conductor Nicholas McGegan--Founding Theater Companies--Figure Painter Antonio Mancini

Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan, conductor, talks about his Philadelphia Orchestra program of Haydn and Mozart.

Three Philadelphia theater founders discuss what it takes to start a company in the region.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the unique works of nineteenth-century figure painter Antonio Mancini.

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Crossover
3:56 pm
Sat October 20, 2007

Thomas Quasthoff: Bass-Baritone

Thomas Quasthoff

Jill Pasternak speaks with bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff about his highly celebrated release, The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens, which was awarded the ECHO award in Germany, the highest honor given in that country's music industry.

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Crossover
1:47 pm
Sat October 20, 2007

Conversations with soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and bass-baritoneThomas Quasthoff

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Jill Pasternak speaks with renowned soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The two look back on her distinguished career and discuss her farewell tour. Also, bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his highly celebrated release, The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens.

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Crossover
12:54 pm
Sat October 20, 2007

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Soprano

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Jill Pasternak speaks with renowned soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The two look back on her distinguished career and discuss her farewell tour.

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