Jill Pasternak

Classical Host

Jill joined WRTI in 1997 after working at the former WFLN for ten years. Her background is impressive: she's a professional harpist, a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music, and a former Fulbright Scholar.

As staff harpist at Radio City Music Hall, and with the City Center Ballet in New York, Jill performed with numerous symphonic and chamber ensembles in recordings, on radio, and on Broadway. She also worked for the Rockefeller Foundation developing the New World Records label, and was an assistant editor for Stereo Review magazine and Nonesuch Records. Her work as a writer and producer of training videos led Jill to earn a graduate degree in public media and also to start hosting at classical radio stations including WMHT-FM in Schenectady, N.Y., and WQXR in New York City.

Along with varied speaking engagements, Jill continues to "harp" on all things musical in the Delaware Valley. She is the proud mother of a son, an international businessman, and a daughter, a professional chef.

Jill can be heard weekdays from 2 to 6 pm, and on Crossover on Saturdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. 

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Crossover
9:52 am
Sat September 23, 2006

Robert DeCormier and Counterpoint

Choral master Robert DeCormier visits with Jill this week. Admired for the level of excellence he established in his 17 years as Music Director of the New York Choral Society, Mr. DeCormier continues that tradition with two recent releases, Yiddish Songs from the Shtetl to the Resistance, and the Argentinian mass, Misa Criolla, performed by his Vermont-based ensemble, Counterpoint.

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Crossover
2:50 pm
Sat September 16, 2006

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, violinist, violist

Jill welcomes the great violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

Crossover
12:49 pm
Sat September 9, 2006

Santa Fe Opera & Chamber Music Festival Desiree Mays, Steve Ovitzsky

Musical highlights of the WRTI Travel Club trip to New Mexico, including interviews from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Crossover
1:01 pm
Sat September 2, 2006

Harrison Ridley, Jr., WRTI Jazz Host

Harrison Ridley, Jr. (1939 - 2009)

All weekend long, WRTI celebrates Harrison Ridley, Jr.'s 30th Anniversary at the station. Harrison will be Jill Pasternak's special guest on Crossover, spending some time on the other side of the microphone.

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Crossover
4:17 pm
Sat August 26, 2006

Trudy Pitts, piano, organ

CROSSOVER with Jill Pasternak

Crossover
12:42 pm
Sat August 26, 2006

Blanche Burton Lyles, piano, President Marion Anderson Historical Society

CROSSOVER with Jill Pasternak

Crossover
11:23 am
Sat August 19, 2006

Jason Vieaux, guitar

NOTE: This show originally aired on April 8, 2006.

Crossover
11:08 am
Sat August 12, 2006

Brian Trainor, pianist (encore presentation from November 1998)

This week it's a tribute to late jazz great, Brian Trainor. Jill had arranged to interview Trainor recently, but his untimely passing left the interview session unfilled. Jill last visited with Trainor several years ago, and we'll hear an update of that interview, and of course, lots of music from Brian Trainor.

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Crossover
11:11 am
Sat August 5, 2006

David Leopold, Curator

This week on Crossover, a walk down memory lane with Jill, and David Leopold, curator of the exhibit Show Business: Irving Berlin's Hollywood, on view at the Michener Museum in Doylestown. The exhibit features rare film clips, photos, posters and memorabilia spanning the incredible career of one of the great American songwriters, Irving Berlin. The exhibit runs thru September 3rd at the Michener.

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Crossover
10:58 am
Sat July 22, 2006

ADVENTURE AQUARIUM Greg Charboneau, Executive Director

Jill explores the kingdom under the sea with Executive Director of Adventure Aquarium on the Camden waterfront, Greg Charbineau. He has often said that he would like to put music to the movements of the many aquatic animals housed there, and that's what we've done on this week's Crossover!

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