News and Views
4:16 pm
Sat December 1, 2007

Christiane Amanpour Discusses the Role of International Journalism in the World Today

Christiane Amanpour

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Creatively Speaking
2:29 pm
Sat December 1, 2007

Jan Vogler--Handel's Messiah--the role of stage managers

Jan Vogler

David Patrick Stearns profiles Jan Vogler. The much talked-about cellist is about to make his Philadelphia debut.

Susan Lewis looks ahead to performances of Handel's Messiah.

Jason Peifer looks at the role of the stage manager.

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Crossover
9:41 am
Sat December 1, 2007

Pablo Ziegler, composer and pianist

Pablo Ziegler

As pianist for famed bandoneon virtuoso Astor Piazzolla for ten years, Ziegler went on to create his own updated version of the nuevo tango by establishing his own trio and Quartet. His music incorporates and extends the jazz and tango innovations created by Piazzolla, thus epitomizing what nuevo tango truly means.

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Crossover
2:05 pm
Sat November 24, 2007

Joseph M. Torsella, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center

Joseph Torsella

Jill Pasternak talks with Joseph Torsella, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. They discuss the exhibition First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image.

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Creatively Speaking
12:16 pm
Sat November 24, 2007

Charles Dutoit; River of Gold at the Penn Museum--Ensemble at ICA

Charles Dutoit

Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Dutoit, incoming chief conductor and artistic adviser of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis explores River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte, an exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Jason Peifer takes us to Ensemble at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibition features works that make sound, guest curated by artist and musician Christian Marclay.

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Crossover
11:54 am
Sat November 17, 2007

Toru "Tiger" Okoshi

Toru "Tiger" Okoshi

Jill Pasternak talks with Japanese trumpeter Toru "Tiger" Okoshi. Tiger has performed with jazz greats such as Tony Bennett, Gary Burton, Dave Grusin, Dave Liebman, and Pat Metheny, and he is an associate professor of brass at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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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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