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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.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:39 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

New York Philharmonic in Colorado: August 19th, 3 pm on Encore!

Pianist Benjamin Grosvenor

Join us as the New York Philharmonic takes us away to Vail, Colorado for a performance from the Philharmonic's summer home - the Vail Valley Music Festival.  Andrey Boreyko is on the podium, with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for a program that includes the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2, and the heroic Symphony No. 1 of Johannes Brahms. Sunday, August 19th, 3 to 5 pm.

The complete program is here

WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Kimmel Center Presents Works for Organ and Piano: August 12, 3 pm on ENCORE!

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

This week, it's a two-part program featuring performances from this past season at the Kimmel Center. In part one, organist Jeremy Filsell is at the console of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, in a recital recorded last January. Mr. Filsell is an award-winning organ scholar, and one of the few virtuoso performers on organ and piano.  His program includes works by Rachmaninoff, Bossi, and Dupre.

WRTI Spotlight
7:15 am
Fri August 10, 2012

War Cries on Song of America: August 12th at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Baritone Thomas Hampson hosts this compelling series of programs covering the history of music in America, and its impact on society. Throughout our history, America has gone to war with bravado and with anguish.  Songs have helped shape those emotions, and express them - inspiring us to battle, sustaining our courage, giving us a way to lament our losses.  Hear this week's program on Sunday, August 12, 5 to 6 pm.  Songs include: "Dixie," "Over There," and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."

WRTI Spotlight
7:57 am
Sun August 5, 2012

The NY Philharmonic Presents A Tchaikovsky Festival: August 5th on ENCORE!

Pianist Simon Trpceski

Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic in an all-Tchaikovsky program - perfect summertime listening!  They're joined by pianist Simon Trpčeski in a performance of the infrequently heard Piano Concerto No. 2.  Selections from Act IV of Swan Lake, and the ever-popular 1812 Overture round out the program. Sunday, August 5th, 3 to 5 pm.

More Information about the program.

WRTI Spotlight
7:54 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: Talented Organ Students in the Spotlight, August 5th on ENCORE!

Organist Peter Richard Conte

This month's show features some truly outstanding young talent playing the Wanamaker Organ. It's the second of two shows featuring students of Alan Morrison from the Curtis Institute of Music. This is an annual collaboration between Curtis and Macy's, which offers the students a week-long workshop with Peter Richard Conte at the Wanamaker Organ, exploring the Symphonic School of organ repertoire, performance, and registration.

WRTI Spotlight
9:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America: Many Are The Voices on ENCORE!

Many Americans have had to raise their voices to be recognized or even heard in America. In this program, on Sunday, July 29, 5 to 6 pm, you'll hear songs of African Americans and Native Americans; women, immigrants, and war resisters; and voices from the labor movement and the gay rights movement.

C0mplete song listings here

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WRTI Spotlight
3:05 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Beethoven's Ninth Opening the London Olympics: July 29 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim conducts Beethoven's Ninth to launch the 2012 Olympics...and you'll hear the entire concert on WRTI!

Barenboim’s Beethoven cycle reaches its climax with a youthful take on the traditional annual Proms performance of the Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in Western art music.

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WRTI Spotlight
6:26 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America Series: Song of Walt Whitman on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

WRTI is proud to present Song of America, a new radio series that reveals American classic song - poetry set to music by American composers - as a vibrant diary of the American experience.

On Sunday, July 22 at 5 pm, tune in for Song of Walt Whitman. Whitman, the "Bard of Democracy," was the founder of a new American language. With music built deep into his poetry, it's no surprise that Whitman has been a beacon for American composers. You'll hear performances by Thomas Hampson, William Sharpe, Susan Graham, and Ramon Vargas.

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WRTI Spotlight
6:25 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Mozart, Emanuel Ax, the NY Philharmonic: July 22 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Pianist Emanuel Ax

Join us on Sunday, July 22, 3 to 5 pm as Music Director Alan Gilbert, pianist Emanuel Ax, and the New York Choral Artists present the final program of the New York Philharmonic's season in Avery Fisher Hall.  The concert, recorded last month, is an all-Mozart program featuring the Piano Concerto No. 22, and the Great Mass in c minor. 

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WRTI Spotlight
10:25 am
Sun July 15, 2012

NY Philharmonic's All-American Celebration: July 15 at 3 pm on Encore!

Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic in a Star-Spangled Spectacular this Sunday form 3 to 5 pm.

Joined by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, under Major Brian Dix, you'll hear a salute to Broadway, with music from Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, and My Fair Lady, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and works by Sousa, of course!

Details here

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