Join us on Saturday afternoons in August for complete performances of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Upcoming broadcasts of LA Opera's "Ring Cycle" from the 2009/2010 season, conducted by James Conlon, are scheduled on:
The eminent Australian maestro - born in Schenectady, New York - was known as an authority on the operas of Leos Janacek, and was associated with many of Britain's most prominent opera houses and orchestras. He died of cancer in London on July 14th.
WRTI's Jim Cotter met the maverick conductor once in Edinburgh, and describes him as "utterly charming, witty, and self-deprecating."
After a three-and-a-half-year search, the Philadelphia Orchestra has a new artistic leader. The orchestra has tapped 35-year-old French Canadian Yannick Nezet-Seguin, current music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic, and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal since 2000. Nezet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2008 and 2009. When he spoke to WRTI late last year, he was enthusiastic about his early experiences with the ensemble.
Join WRTI's Susan Lewis for a series of special reports from the Philadelphia Orchestra's 2010 Tour of Asia. We'll join the Orchestra in China - on the last week of their journey.
Listen to Susan's reports as she travels with the "Fabulous Philadelphians" in Shanghai and Beijing. We'll listen in on performances, look behind-the-scenes, and experience China through the eyes and ears of the musicians and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit.
Join us for "The Sounds of the Season" from now until New Year's Day. Highlights include New Year's Day from Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic and Georges Pretre conducting, the Top 50 Jazz Hot 11 tunes from 2009, New Year's Eve with BP, Maureen Malloy, and Bob Craig, the Metropolitan Opera's Hansel and Gretel, and more...
Happy Holidays From All of Your Friends at WRTI! We wish you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year, and many joyful hours of music brought to you by your favorite radio station.
Join us today for 12 hours of music by Beethoven beginning at 6 am
Ludwig van Beethoven towers as one of history's greatest classical composers. He triumphed over a total loss of hearing to write some of the most heroic, uplifting music the world has ever known. His repertoire includes nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, sixteen string quartets, and one opera. Tune in today to hear some of the best works and recordings of Beethoven, curated by your very own WRTI hosts.