Crossover

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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November 17, 2012

11:30 AM
Berenice : Da torbida procella
Artist : Joyce DiDonato
Album : Drama Queens
Composer : Giuseppe Orlandini
Catalog : 265425
Label : Virgin Classics
11:40 AM
Antonio e Cleopatra : Morte, col fiero aspetto
Artist : Joyce DiDonato
Album : Drama Queens
Composer : Johann Adolf Hasse
Catalog : 265425
Label : Virgin Classics
11:50 AM
Alessandro : Brilla nell’alma
Artist : Joyce DiDonato
Album : Drama Queens
Composer : George Frederic Handel
Catalog : 265425
Label : Virgin Classics
12:00 PM
Armida : Vedi, se t’amo... Odio, furor, dispetto
Artist : Joyce DiDonato
Album : Drama Queens
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Catalog : 265425
Label : Virgin Classics
12:10 PM
Fredegunda : Lasciami piangere
Artist : Joyce DiDonato
Album : Drama Queens
Composer : Reinhard Keiser
Catalog : 265425
Label : Virgin Classics
12:20 PM
Alcina : Ma quando tornerai
Artist : Joyce DiDonato
Album : Drama Queens
Composer : George Frederic Handel
Catalog : 265425
Label : Virgin Classics

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Crossover
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.

Crossover
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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Crossover
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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Crossover
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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Crossover
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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Crossover
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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Crossover
3:17 pm
Sat December 22, 2007

JOHN RUTTER: composer, conductor

Jill's guest this week, composer and conductor John Rutter, is one of the most respected figures in choral music. His works are among the most frequently-performed and loved in the choral repertoire. Mr. Rutter speaks about his career and his latest release with the Cambridge Singers, recorded in the historic Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral in Cambridge, England.

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Crossover
4:02 pm
Sat December 15, 2007

Peter Nero, music director of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops

Peter Nero

Jill Pasternak speaks with two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist Peter Nero. Called by the Washington Post "the epitome of the Pops Conductor/Performer," Nero is the conductor and music director of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, an ensemble he founded nearly thirty years ago.

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4:22 pm
Sat December 1, 2007

Jane Bunnett, soprano saxophonist and flutist

Jane Bunnett

Jill Pasternak talks with Canadian soprano saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett. She has become one of the foremost jazz musicians in Canada, particularly as a Cuban-Jazz Fusion specialist.

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Jane Bunnett appears at the Kimmel Center Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm.

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