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.
Don't miss this beautiful program! A celebration of the season as told through the glorious voices of Chanticleer - the 12-voice San Francisco-based men's choir known. The program spans the globe and the centuries, from England in the 1300s to new arrangements of classic and contemporary carols.
Experience "The Four Seasons" with two composers from two continents. Hear the original work by Vivaldi, and then travel to South America to engage in the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, by Astor Piazolla. Symphony in C Concertmaster Stefani Collins is soloist, with Music Director Rossen Milanov conducting. Sunday, December 16th, 3 to 5 pm.
Join us on Sunday, December 9th at 3 pm as the Academy of Vocal Arts presents its annual concert of sacred vocal music featuring time-honored favorites from the repertoire. One of the most eagerly awaited concerts of the season, JUBILATE! showcases AVA's talented Resident Artists. Together, they'll perform works by Saint-Saëns, Bach, Handel, Rossini, Mendelssohn, and more! David Antony Lofton conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and Resident Artists.
Listen on Sunday, December 9th, 5 to 6 pm for Choral Arts Philadelphia's very first concert broadcast on WRTI. This distinguished chorus, now celebrating its 30-year anniversary, transports listeners into immersive musical experiences of bygone days by reproducing the original instrumental and vocal practices that have marked the history of music.
The program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Rachmaninoff, and a special Hanukkah Cantata by local composer David Ludwig. Music Director Matthew Glandorf conducts.
Tune in on Sunday, December 2nd, 3 to 5 pm as Leonard Bernstein conducts his own music on this week's New York Philharmonic broadcast, from the ensemble's vast recorded archive. It's Jewish-themed music in honor of the upcoming Hanukkah holiday that begins on December 8th.
BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms (World-premiere performance in 1965)
Jill Pasternak and Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte welcome the Christmas season with beautiful organ music on Sunday, 5 to 6 pm. The broadcast, recorded on the Wanamaker Organ at Macy's in downtown Philadelphia, features a full hour of music for the holiday.
Peter Richard Conte performs "Silent Night" live at Macy's downtown:
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme … J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
I saw three ships come sailing in … Geoffrey Bush (1920-1988) arr. by Colvin Randall
Two settings of ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ (In Sweet Rejoicing) Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Holy Boy … John Ireland (1879-1962)
March of the Wooden Soldiers … Victor Herbert (1859-1924) (from Babes in Toyland) transcribed by Peter Richard Conte
Winter’s Night … Frederick Delius (1862-1934) Transcribed by Robert Hebble
Ii est né, le divin Enfant … Henri Büsser (1872-1973)
Two settings of ‘Orientis Partibus’ Thomas Matthews (1915-1999) Arthur Wills (b. 1926)
Away in a Manger … Keith Chapman (1945-1989)
For unto us a child is born (from Messiah) … G. F. Handel (1685-1759) w/Philadelphia Brass (from "Christmas in the Grand Tradition" on Gothic Records)
Hallelujah, (from Messiah) … Handel (From the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s ‘Random Act of Culture’ at Macy’s, Oct 2010)
We have the music for the perfect Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Beginning on Thursday, join us for a particularly American flavor with music by American composers from Copland to Bernstein to John Alden Carpenter. There will also be a family celebration with some of the great names in music, including the Bachs, the Strauss family, father and son Mozart and more!
It's a two-hour "Kimmel Center Presents" program on Sunday, November 18, 3 to 5 pm. In part one, you'll hear a tribute concert featuring legendary organist John Weaver, on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Verizon Hall. The concert took place this past Spring, and was sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. It features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Cesar Frank, and John Weaver himself.
It's an afternoon of works by Beethoven and Brosse on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts his own work, SIRE. Then, it's Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major with soloist Lorenzo Gatto. Sunday, November 18th, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!
PROGRAM Brossé: SIRE Dirk Brosse, conductor & composer
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61 Lorenzo Gatto, violin Dirk Brosse, conductor