Saturday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Join Jill Pasternak every Saturday for her weekly interview show spotlighting notable music and musicians from the classical and jazz worlds - and the periphery as well!  Totally un-scripted and spontaneous, Crossover sounds like nothing else on the dial -- more like friends chatting over coffee than a broadcast interview.

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August 11, 2012

11:30 AM
Artist : Marvin Hamlisch
Album : A Chorus Line [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
Composer : Marvin Hamlisch
Catalog : 88697-49916-2
Label : Masterworks
11:35 AM
Way We Were (Barbra Streisand)
Artist : Marvin Hamlisch
Album : Way We Were
Composer : Marvin Hamlisch
Catalog : 506359-2
Label : Sony
11:40 AM
The Entertainer
Artist : Marvin Hamlisch
Album : The Sting [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Composer : Marvin Hamlisch
Catalog : 01735
Label : MCA
11:45 AM
As Time Goes By
Artist : Michael Feinstein
Album : Romance on Film/Romance on Broadway
Composer : Herman Hupfeld
Catalog : CCD2-49012
Label : Concord
12:00 PM
Love Is Here to Stay, song (from The Goldwyn Follies, film)
Artist : Michael Feinstein
Album : Michael Feinstein With the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer : George Gershwin
Catalog : CCD-49872
Label : Concord / Concord Jazz
12:10 PM
Didn’t We
Artist : Michael Feinstein
Album : Only One Life: The Songs of Jimmy Webb
Composer : James Webb
Catalog : CCD-22032
Label : Concord Special Products
12:25 PM
It’s All Right With Me
Artist : Michael Feinstein
Album : The Sinatra Project
Composer : Cole Porter
Catalog : CRE- 3081925
Label : Concord


3:25 pm
Sat March 15, 2008

Robert Stallman, flutist

Jill interviews virtuoso flutist Robert Stallman who has just issued a new album of his transcriptions of the four-hand Piano Sonatas of Mozart as Quintets for flute, viola and string quartet. An amazing realization puts these works in a new light and underscores the possible ideas that Mozart had when writing these works for four hands. The transformation of these works is enlightening and delightful, and Mr. Stallman's enthusiasm and love of the music comes through in the transcriptions and the superb performances. Mozart would agree, we think.

12:14 pm
Thu March 6, 2008

"Broadway at the Academy" preview with singer Marni Nixon

My Fair Lady at the Academy of Music

This week Jill Pasternak previews the "Broadway at the Academy" production of My Fair Lady with singer Marni Nixon and Mervon Mehta, Vice President of Programming and Education at the Kimmel Center. The London production features Nixon in the role of Henry Higgins' mother. She is best known as the singing voice for Audrey Hepburn in the film version of My Fair Lady, as well as for Natalie Wood in West Side Story. Also, Mehta gives Jill a run-down of the coming "Broadway at the Academy" 2008-009 season.


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3:04 pm
Sat March 1, 2008

Pink Martini: Thomas Lauderdale, pianist, founder

2:15 pm
Sat February 9, 2008

Tenor Stephen Costello

Tenor Stephen Costello

This week Jill Pasternak welcomes tenor Stephen Costello to the WRTI studios. The Philadelphia native is a graduate of the University of the Arts and the Academy of Vocal Arts. He was awarded a 2007 Career Grant from the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. He won First Prize in the 2006 George London Foundation for Singers Competition as well as First Prize and Audience Prize in the Giargiari Competition and First Prize in the Licia Albanese Foundation Competition.

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11:24 am
Sat February 2, 2008

Les Tourterelles (The Turtledoves)

Jill Pasternak welcomes the vocal duo "Les Tourterelles" (The Turtledoves). Coco Soleil and Christina (Kiki) Gallagher met in 2002 at the French International School of Philadelphia and instantly were drawn to each other both musically and culturally. Together they create programs from the music of the Renaissance to the cabaret, as well as some of their own original material.

3:30 pm
Sat January 26, 2008

Paco Pena: Flamenco guitarist

Paco Pe?a

Jill Pasternak welcomes world famous flamenco guitarist Paco Pena. This dazzling virtuoso has been honored by Guitar magazine for the last five years consecutively as Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year. He appears frequently in concert with his Dance Troupe and guitarists, The Losadas.

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9:07 am
Sat January 19, 2008

Time for Three and composer Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon

Jill welcomes the crossover trio Time for Three and composer Jennifer Higdon. Time for Three recently performed the premier of Higdon's Concerto 4-3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The orchestra is also slated to perform another of Higdon's works, The Singing Rooms, for violin, chorus, and orchestra with violinist Jennifer Koh.

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3:13 pm
Sat January 12, 2008

Terence Blanchard: jazz trumpet virtuoso and film composer

Terence Blanchard

Jill's guest is this week is Terence Blanchard. His most recent album,"A Tale of God's Will - Requiem for Katrina" was the film score for Spike Lee's documentary recounting the horrors that befell the people of New Orleans. Blanchard is a Grammy award winner and five-time Grammy nominee, and continues his musical efforts as an internationally recognized performer, composer, band leader, and arranger. He is also currently Artistic Director of the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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11:48 am
Sat January 5, 2008

Carlos Chavez String Quartet

Carlos Chavez

Jill Pasternak speaks with the Carlos Chavez string quartet, formerly the Russian-American String Quartet. Since its founding, the ensemble has created a positive impact in its pursuit of unearthing, performing, and recording works by Mexican composers of the 19th and 20th century. In 1997 the quartet won First Prize in the Competition for Special Projects in Chamber Music sponsored by the Cultural Diffusion Department of Mexico's National Autonomous University for researching and recording lesser-known Mexican string quartets.

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11:28 am
Sat December 29, 2007

Max Raabe: Vocalist and Arranger of the Palast Orchester

Max Raabe

Jill Pasternak speaks with vocalist Max Raabe, leader of the 12-piece Palast Orchester. The ensemble has achieved international success for their original arrangements of music from the Golden Age of film and dance, including Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin.


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