Sunday, 4 to 6 pm

Join us every Sunday for WRTI's afternoon concert series, recorded live both locally and nationally. Included in the schedule: Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA), Symphony in C, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, New York Philharmonic, The Crossing Choir, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and more.

On Sunday, May 27th, from 3 to 5 pm, THE CROSSING choir will be on the air - bringing you the first concert in their 2012 Month of Moderns summer festival.

Donald Nally leads the acclaimed virtuoso choir in Vermillion Vespers, a new work by Haverford College Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo. It's a significant addition to the limited repertoire of concert-length works for choir and organ.

Complete Program:

On Sunday, May 27th, from 5 to 6 pm, it's the final installment of the 13-part series focusing on the life and career of Conductor Raymond Leppard, who is now the conductor laureate of  the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra after a 14-year tenure.

Please join us on Sunday, May 20th, from 3 to 5 pm, to hear works by Mahler and Prokofiev with pianist Yuja Wang (soloist) and Jaap van Zweden on the podium.

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Audio and more information about the program

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on ENCORE!

May 20, 2012

It's Beethoven, Mozart, and Faure on this month's broadcast - Sunday, May 20th, from 5 to 6 pm. Dirk Brossé conducts The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A minor, Op. 92
Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

Symphony in C on ENCORE!

May 11, 2012

It's works by Ligeti, Dvorak, and Roger Zare on Sunday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm. Rossen Milanov conducts Symphony in C. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is soloist. Roger Zare was the winner of the ensemble's 2012 Young Composers' Competition.

Roger Zare:  Green Flash
Georgy Ligeti:  Violin Concerto
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"

Information about Symphony in C

Indianapolis On-The-Air on ENCORE!

May 11, 2012

On Sunday, May 13th, from 5 to 6 pm on ENCORE!, it's Raymond Leppard: A Life in Music - another special program from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Topics include: a gift for the Royal Children, a friendship with the Queen Mother, and a gift for the Queen.

Elgar: Nursery Suite
Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Foote: Pizzicato and Adagietto
Grieg: "Nocturne" from Lyric Suite
Beethoven: "Turkish March" from The Ruins of Athens

The Crossing Choir: Works by Kile Smith

Jan 18, 2012

Be sure to join us from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, January 22nd for a special treat - concert broadcasts of the 24-voice chamber choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally. This month, you'll hear performances of Kile Smith's Vespers (with Piffaro, the Renaissance wind band), Where Flames a Word, and The Waking Sun (with Tempesta di Mare).

All three of these performances were recorded at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia.

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