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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December 01, 2012

11:30 AM
The Wanderer
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Wanderer
Composer : Franz Joseph Haydn
Upc : BO17529
Label : Decca Records
11:35 AM
Change thy mind since she doth change
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Andreas Scholl: A Musicall Banquet
Composer : Robert Dowland
Label : Decca Records
11:40 AM
Der Tod Und Das Madchen
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Wanderer
Composer : Franz Schubert
Upc : BO17529
Label : Decca Records
11:45 AM
Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Wanderer
Composer : Franz Schubert
Upc : BO17529
Label : Decca Records
11:55 AM
Intermezzo in A
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Wanderer
Composer : Johannes Brahms
Upc : BO17529
Label : Decca Records
12:10 PM
Recollection
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Wanderer
Composer : Franz Josef Haydn
Upc : BO17529
Label : Decca Records
12:10 PM
Despair
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Wanderer
Composer : Franz Josef Haydn
Upc : BO17529
Label : Decca Records
12:25 PM
Ave Maria
Artist : Andreas Scholl
Album : Wanderer
Composer : Franz Schubert
Upc : BO17529
Label : Decca Records

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Crossover
8:54 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Pianist Peter Donohoe: Anything Goes!

Over his more than forty-year career, the acclaimed British pianist Peter Donohoe has become known as one of the foremost pianists of our time.  A Silver Medal winner of the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the list of places he's performed and musicians he's performed with is as long as his repertoire is wide.

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3:26 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra: A Second Chance

DSO onstage

The DSO's Maestro David Amado speaks with Jill on Crossover 12.23.2012

The news came down in late May, 2012. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra was suspending preparations for its 2012-2013 season as of June 1st.  The declining economy made finding new sources of funding necessary, along with the search for and adoption of a "new business model" to help the organization withstand difficulties in future seasons. Although sources were quoted as saying the suspension had nothing to do with the ongoing contract negotiations between the DSO and the players, having that lingering in the background was just another black cloud hanging over the organization.

Then things started looking up.  

A short chamber series was announced in August for fall 2012.  There was also talk of a short concert series for early 2013.  Before long, the DSO and the players came to a short-term agreement, and the talk of a short concert series became more than than just talk. 

We'll speak with Delaware Symphony Orchestra Music Director David Amado about the current situation with the orchestra, what's planned for the three-concert series beginning in January, and the hope that this may be the only speed-bump on the road to performing classical music in the First State. Crossover, Saturday morning, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm on WRTI-FM and the All-Classical Stream.

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5:14 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Astral's Artists: The Sky's The Limit

Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano

Crossover with guests from Astral Artists (from December 15, 2012)

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Astral Artists is an organization that represents and promotes, throughout our region, the best and brightest emerging musicians.  Astral was founded by Vera Wilson, whose vision it was to discover the most promising classical musicians residing in the United States, assist their early professional career development, and present their world-class artistry to the community through concerts and outreach programs.  Wilson knew that nurturing and empowering the talent and ingenuity of these rising stars would ensure a rich musical legacy for generations to come.  Among those who've benefited from Astral's assistance: pianists Charles Abromovic, Simone Dinnerstein and Natalie Zhu; violinists Soovin Kim, Nicolas Kendall and Ayano Ninomiya; vocalists Meredith Arwady, Indra Thomas and Robin Frye; ensembles like Time for Three and the Chiara String Quartet, and other musicians too numerous to mention.

We'll speak with Astral founder Vera Wilson, and two current Astral roster-mates, Julliard graduate flutist Julietta Curenton and Manhattan School  of Music graduate pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine, both of whom have stellar credits to their names.  Curenton and Moutouzkine will also perform duet and solo in WRTI's Performance Studio during the program.

Flutist Julietta Curenton and pianist Alexandre Moutozkine performing "Get On Board," composed by Julietta's mother Evelyn Simpson Curenton, a leading African-American composer, pianist, organist, and vocalist. Recorded live at WRTI.

Crossover
8:47 am
Sat December 1, 2012

Famed German Counter-Tenor Andreas Scholl: Master of Baroque Song

Jill Pasternak speaks with Andreas Scholl on Crossover, December 1, 2012

Our guest this week is celebrated and much-lauded counter-tenor Andreas Scholl.  Mr. Scholl made his debut in 1998 at the Glyndebourne Festival singing the role of Berarido in Handel's Rodelinda.  Stupendous reviews followed repeat performances in Paris, and at the Met in 2006 performing opposite Renee Fleming. 

Mr. Scholl appears in our area on December 5th at the Ware Center's Steinman Hall in Lancaster. We speak with Mr. Scholl, and listen to excerpts from his new Decca CD, Wanderer, in which he explores music of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and Brahms, accompanied by the stellar Israeli pianist Tamar Halperin.

This video was produced and shot by Andreas Scholl

Crossover
8:39 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Clarinetist Alexander Bedenko: From Ukraine to Curtis and Now The World

Jill Pasternak interviews Alexander Bedenko

Here's the impressive story of a young Russian clarinetist who moved all the way to Philadelphia at age 17 for musical training and is now a rising star - one of the most prominent talents of his generation.

Born in 1982 in Kharkov, Ukraine, Alexander studied at The Curtis Institute of Music with Donald Montanaro, graduating in 2005. His accomplishments range from taking top honors at major international competitions to holding principal positions with leading orchestras under world-renowned conductors. He's been in demand as both soloist and ensemble player - attracting the attention of major conductors, as well as leading orchestras, ensembles, and festivals in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Crossover
7:24 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Cowboy Composer Jett Hitt

Jill Pasternak hits the trail! Joining her is composer, teacher, and wrangler Jett Hitt, who has composed a violin concerto based on his impressions of his beloved Yellowstone National Park.

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8:43 am
Sat November 10, 2012

The Barber Strikes Again

The Academy of Vocal Arts scores once more with their production of Giocchino Rossini's time-honored opera buffa, The Barber of Seville. Three impressive casts have alternated through six performances in Philadelphia, Haverford and Warrington.   The opera will be broadcast on WRTI at 1 pm on Saturday, November 10th.  Prior to the broadcast, Jill Pasternak will feature three of the principals on Crossover at 11:30 am. They are Steven La Brie (Figaro), Sydney Mancasola (Rosina) and Diego Silva (Count Almaviva).  The production is conducted by maestro Richard Raub. 

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4:02 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Lang Lang: Beyond Chopin

Lang Lang delivers in his newest release: The Chopin Album, on the Sony Classical label. When I met him several years ago he was being hailed as a great find, but he was also stretching out to young people as an ambassador for UNICEF.  A big heart and a big talent, neither of which has diminished, spurs Lang Lang on to perform a special one-night concert on Tuesday October 30th at 6:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. 

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5:31 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Bucks County Choral Society: Bringing A Rachmaninoff Masterpiece To Life

Bucks County Choral Society Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd

In celebration of the Bucks County Choral Society's 40th anniversary, distinguished Artistic Director Thomas Lloyd will lead the ensemble in Rachmaninoff's stunning All-Night Vigil - a symphony for a cappella voices, considered a crowning achievement of Russian Orthodox choral literature - on October 28th. Contrary to what the title might lead one to believe, this choral masterpiece is only about an hour in length.

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11:35 am
Sat October 13, 2012

Back By Popular Demand! Pianist Jeffrey Siegel

Peter Schaaf

The enlightening and well-received performance series Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel has been brought back by popular demand! The series, which had been canceled by the Kimmel Center, was resurrected by a group of devotees, the Friends of Keyboard Conversations, who raised funds to continue the performances. This illustrates, more than ever, how the commitment of music lovers to support performances that are accessible on so many levels CAN make a difference.

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