Crossover
2:25 pm
Thu September 18, 2008

Walnut Street Theatre History and Opening of State Fair

Walnut Street Theatre, by Bernard Harvard and Mark D. Sylvester

This week Jill takes a look at one of Philadelphia's historic treasures: The Walnut Street Theatre. Their new season opens with State Fair, which includes songs from various Rodgers and Hammerstein productions that were deleted during out-of-town tryouts before the shows' original Broadway openings.

Guests include key staff of the Walnut Street Theatre including Tom Miller, Communications Director; Bruce Lumpkin, Director; and Doug Watts, Music Director. Tune in to hear them share stories about the history of the theatre, and discuss State Fair.

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Creatively Speaking
9:54 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Frank Stella--Fulfilling a Prophecy at Penn Museum--Candide--Quilt Exhibition at PMA

Frank Stella, 1964

Jim Cotter speaks with Frank Stella, the prolific painter, printmaker, sculptor, and muralist.

Susan Lewis takes us to a new Penn Museum exhibition - Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania.

In the second of a two-part series, David Patrick Stearns looks at the history of Leonard Bernstein's Candide and a production now at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:04 am
Sun September 14, 2008

Members' Comments From The Fall Member Drive


"WRTI is such a fantastic station...proud to be a part of it."


"In spite of all the chaos that besieges us daily, WRTI remains a constant beacon of sanity and beauty in my life."

"There is so much amazing music out there, and you are the only local station playing it; I almost never turn my dial anymore."


"I'm a college student studying in Chile. WRTI let's me take a little bit of Philadelphia right along with me."

"Your hosts are all a joy to listen to."

Creatively Speaking
2:12 pm
Sat September 13, 2008

Vanished Gardens--Bernstein's Candide revamped--America's Oldest Theatre

Jim Cotter speaks with writer Sharon White. The Temple University professor's latest book Vanished Gardens: Finding Nature in Philadelphia, is published this month.

In the first of a two-part report, David Patrick Stearns examines the history of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. A production opens this week at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia.

Jason Peifer explores the rich history of Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, which is now in its 200th season.

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Crossover
12:22 pm
Sat September 13, 2008

Violinist Joshua Bell Plays Vivaldi

Jill Pasternak speaks with the Grammy Award-winning violinist about his new recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

In Joshua Bell's concerts and recordings, his bold, charismatic artistry has brought a fresh voice to the most venerable masterpieces while also uncovering lesser-known gems and new works.

"Mr. Bell doesn't stand in anyone's shadow." - The New York Times

CD Selections
12:00 pm
Fri September 12, 2008

Congratulations to our Two iPod Wednesday Winners!

Alexandra Kozak
Jenkintown, PA

A college freshman, Alexandra is also a violinist, dancer, and lover of classical music.

Victoria Vorortyntseva
Green Lane, PA

Victoria has been listening to WRTI for three years and is happy to support the station.

Crossover
1:50 pm
Sat September 6, 2008

Canadian Brass

Jill Pasternak's show features the brass quintet Canadian Brass.

"The men who put brass music on the map." - The Washington Post

Creatively Speaking
12:13 pm
Sat September 6, 2008

Piffaro in the Netherlands--Feria del Barrio--Peace, Liberty, and Independence

Benjamin West, American Commissioners of the Preliminary Peace Agreement with Great Britain, 1783-1784, London, England, Oil on canvas. Courtesy, Winterthur, gift of Henry Francis du Pont.

David Patrick Stearns reports from the Netherlands on performances by the Philadelphia-based wind band Piffaro at the prestigious Utrecht Early Music Festival.

Jason Peifer takes a look at Latino arts and culture in Philadelphia as the North Kensington neighborhood prepares to celebrate the 25th Annual "Feria del Barrio" (The festival of the community) this weekend.

Susan Lewis looks at an upcoming exhibition commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in collaboration with the American Revolution Center.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:27 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Invest in Music that Matters

WRTI is Your Connection to the Timeless and Enduring World of Classical Music and Jazz


You turn to WRTI for intelligently programmed music that is inspirational, soulful, majestic, and emotive.


You turn to WRTI for the familiar voices that inform and educate you about the music you're hearing.

We turn to you to keep the music on the air.


Contribute Because You Listen.

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Creatively Speaking
12:24 pm
Sat August 30, 2008

Pianist and Broadcaster Christopher O'Riley--Traditions of Folk Art--All About the Philadelphia Zoo

Gus is a new arrival at the Philadelphia Zoo

We listen back to Jim Cotter's interview with pianist and broadcaster Christopher O'Riley.

Jason Peifer explores how the skills and traditions of folk art are being passed on through apprenticeships.

Susan Lewis considers the history and contemporary mission of the Philadelphia Zoo, the nation's first zoological garden.

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