WRTI Spotlight
2:37 pm
Fri May 15, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend on WRTI

Friday, May 22 to Tuesday morning, May 26

Classical Music Fans: Enjoy a Weekend with All-American Composers and Patriotic Music
You'll hear works by Copland, Gershwin, Sousa, and others, plus patriotic music honoring America's service men and women.

We'll honor the memory of opera legend Beverly Sills on her birthday - Monday, May 25th. The famous soprano would have turned 80.


Jazz Lovers: Tune in for a Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend
Get set for your favorite classic and contemporary big bands and vocalists.

All-American Music

Friday, May 22 to Monday, May 25th

Beginning on May 22nd you'll hear American music by Copland, Gershwin, Sousa, and others, plus patriotic works and music honoring America's service men and women.

On Monday, May 25th we'll also honor one of America's greatest opera stars. Beverly Sills would have celebrated her 80th birthday on this day, and we'll hear her in selections from some of her greatest operatic roles including favorite arias from Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman, Lehar's The Merry Widow, Korngold's Die Tote Stadt, and others.

Great Singers and Big Swingers

Friday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 26

Summer is right around the corner, and WRTI will help you kick off the new season! Join us on Memorial Day Weekend as we bring you the "Great Singers and Big Swingers" that hold great sentimental value for so many of us. We'll get started on Friday night and wrap up the party early on Tuesday morning.

Get set for your favorite classic big bands and vocalists, along with some of the contemporary big bands that make the WRTI studio line ring off-the-hook whenever we play them. This will be the perfect soundtrack for your barbeque, gardening, sunbathing, or whatever your plans are over the holiday weekend.