WRTI http://wrti.org en Jason Moran On JazzSet http://wrti.org/post/jason-moran-jazzset He's not 40 yet, but <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15340491/jason-moran">Jason Moran</a> is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, the Artistic Advisor for Jazz at the Kennedy Center, and a Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ in San Francisco. He grew up in Houston, teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music and lives in New York, home to an early 20th century piano tradition of which he is more than aware. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:27:00 +0000 Becca Pulliam 7214 at http://wrti.org Jason Moran On JazzSet A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago http://wrti.org/post/happy-90th-birthday-tribute-former-philadelphia-orchestra-cellist-marcel-farago-0 <p>Tune in on <strong>Thursday, April 17th during the 1 pm hour </strong>for a very special 90th birthday tribute to a very special musician and composer. <strong>Marcel Farago, </strong>longtime cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra (1955 to 1994) composed <em>In Memoriam</em> in 1989, dedicated to his wife Adele who died in 1988. Ricardo Muti and The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered the work in the same year. Join us to hear Marcel Farago's <em>In Memoriam</em> as we celebrate his 90th.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:52:32 +0000 WRTI Staff 7206 at http://wrti.org A Happy 90th Birthday Tribute to Former Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist Marcel Farago Mozart on Applause! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, April 20, 5 PM http://wrti.org/post/mozart-applause-chamber-orchestra-philadelphia-april-20-5-pm <p>Join us for two Mozart favorites on this Sunday's <em>Applause!</em> broadcast. It's the <strong>Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia </strong>in a concert recorded just last month. <strong>Mathias Bamert</strong> is guest conductor.&nbsp;Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Flutist <strong>Jeffrey Khaner</strong> will play the Mozart Flute Concerto No. 2, and Mozart's 40th Symphony concludes the broadcast.</p><p>Dave Conant is your host, Easter Sunday, 5 to 6 pm.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:51:53 +0000 Jack Moore 7213 at http://wrti.org Mozart on Applause! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, April 20, 5 PM The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-bachs-st-matthew-passion-easter-sunday-1-pm <p></p><p style="font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Yannick Nezet-Seguin&nbsp;conducts one of the supreme monuments in Western music, and the work that initiated the great rediscovery of Bach’s music when the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn conducted it in Berlin in 1829 – the <strong><em>St. Matthew Passion</em>.</strong></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:30:41 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6372 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Easter Sunday at 1 PM The Met Opera on WRTI: Strauss' ARABELLA, April 19, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-strauss-arabella-april-19-1-pm <p>Will she marry for love or money? Swedish soprano Malin Byström stars in the title role of Strauss’s nostalgic romantic comedy that explores the fleeting charms of youth, opposite Michael Volle and Juliane Banse. Philippe Auguin conducts.</p><p>In the title role, Malin Byström, "elegant in both looks and tone, and sounding full and flexible, is uncannily reminiscent of Kiri Te Kanawa... her voice has silvery plush..."</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:06:30 +0000 WRTI Staff 7211 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Strauss' ARABELLA, April 19, 1 PM A Visitor's Guide To Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' http://wrti.org/post/visitors-guide-bachs-st-matthew-passion <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16318115">Johann Sebastian Bach</a> wrote his <em>St. Matthew Passion</em> for a single purpose — to present the Passion story in music at Good Friday vesper services.<p>Bach's <em>Passion</em> continues to move audiences nearly three centuries after it was first heard in St. Thomas's Church in Leipzig, Germany. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 7212 at http://wrti.org A Visitor's Guide To Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore http://wrti.org/post/passing-crossings-jeffrey-dinsmore <p><a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20140416_Singer_Jeffrey_Dinsmore__42.html" target="_blank"><strong>Jeffrey Dinsmore</strong>,</a> co-founder and integral member of the Philadelphia choral ensemble The Crossing, died suddenly on Monday in Los Angeles at age 42. The Crossing's conductor <strong>Donald Nally sent out this email message (below) about Jeff's passing. </strong>This is such a sad loss for Jeff's family and loved ones, and for everyone in Philadelphia's choral community. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:59:16 +0000 Kile Smith 7208 at http://wrti.org The Passing of The Crossing's Jeffrey Dinsmore Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year http://wrti.org/post/jazz-journalists-association-recognizes-its-musicians-year Longtime friends and collaborators <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15294441/herbie-hancock" target="_blank">Herbie Hancock</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15294444/wayne-shorter" target="_blank">Wayne Shorter</a> headline the winners of the 2014 JJA Jazz Awards for musical achievement, which were announced today.<p>The awards, annually nominated and voted upon by members of the Jazz Journalists Association, recognize individual musicians, ensembles and recordings of the calendar year 2013. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:37:00 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 7207 at http://wrti.org Jazz Journalists Association Recognizes Its Musicians Of The Year Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song http://wrti.org/post/exploring-pas-historic-coal-mining-culturethrough-song <p></p><p><strong>The Mendelssohn Club Choir</strong> is mounting its biggest-ever production later this month with the premiere of <a href="http://www.anthracitefields.com/wp/" target="_blank"><em><strong>Anthracite Fields </strong></em></a>by the cutting-edge composer<strong> Julia Wolfe,</strong> who is exploring the coal-mining culture in her Pennsylvania roots. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns met with her...inside a coal mine.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:07:11 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7196 at http://wrti.org Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: April 14, 2014 http://wrti.org/post/jazz-hot-11-countdown-april-14-2014 <p>WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />This week's Hot 11:&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />1. Takuya Kuroda - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I9WRUPO?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00I9WRUPO&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">Piri Piri</a> - <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GZ0NQUK?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=B00GZ0NQUK&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=hot11-20" target="_blank">RAISING SON</a>&nbsp;</em> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:55:00 +0000 Maureen Malloy 7203 at http://wrti.org Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: April 14, 2014