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8:09 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Get Me To The Show On Time!

Interior of the Academy of Music

The lullaby of Broadway is turning into more of a mid-evening serenade. Performance times for theater and classical music are shifting, and getting earlier all the time. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns, it's not just a matter of time slots. It's a lot about us - and technology.

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Creatively Speaking
2:37 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Opera's Leading Man: Heartthrob Roberto Alagna

Roberto Alagna is back at the Met, and back in the kind of romantic leading role that has made him an operatic heartthrob. The superstar tenor, having recently celebrated a landmark birthday, tells WRTI's Jim Cotter that he's also in one the greatest periods of his life, both personally and artistically. 

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Creatively Speaking
1:44 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Beethoven's Masterpiece: A Symphonic Swan Song

Bass-baritone Shenyang

This Sunday on WRTI, the new season of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcasts launches with  one of music's most iconic works. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, Beethoven’s final symphony, completed almost two centuries ago, is still one of the most well-regarded and often-performed works.

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Creatively Speaking
9:13 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Can You Hear Me Now? The “Reverb” Makes A Difference

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center

Lovers of classical and jazz music, musicians and composers, are acutely tuned in to the acoustics of a performance space.  WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston looks at the acoustical demands of a concert hall.

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Creatively Speaking
9:07 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Santa Brings Gifts To The Crossing Choir

Composer Santa Ratniece

The Crossing Choir regularly finds itself on cutting edges that many people don't know exist. But the latest gift to Donald Nally's modern music choir is a 36-year-old Latvian composer, named...Santa.

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Creatively Speaking
8:36 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Revisiting Beethoven's Symphonies with Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Yannick Nezet-Seguin
Marco Borggreve

The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing a two-year cycle of Beethoven’s symphonies. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, although known to generations of music lovers, these great works continue to provide insights into Western musical heritage.

Listen to more of Susan’s interview with Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin during Intermission on Sunday, November 10th, when WRTI broadcasts the Orchestra's first subscription concert of the season at 1 pm, featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.

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Where Music Lives
8:13 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Classical Music Up Close in West Philadelphia

Cellist Gabriel Cabezas performs with LiveConnections' ClassicAlive series on February 2, 2014

Music lives in West Philadelphia, where diverse audiences experience classical music and more in an  intimate setting. WRTI’s Susan Lewis investigates LiveConnections, which conducts programs at World Café Live. 

Let us know Where Music Lives in your community! Add your ideas in the comments section here and check out our other Where Music Lives posts.

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Creatively Speaking
11:20 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Yannick's Long Relationship with Bruckner

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)

This Sunday at 1 pm on The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI - Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin takes to the podium to conduct a symphony by one of the composers who is closest to him.  WRTI’s Jim Cotter has more.

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Creatively Speaking
11:29 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Have You Seen These Sculptures? Unexpected Public Art in Philadelphia Honoring Composers

Bust of Franz Schubert by Henry Baerer, 1891 in West Fairmount Park, east of Horticultural Hall. Bronze sculpture with limestone base and granite with bronze plaque.

Among the hundreds of outdoor sculptures that dot Philadelphia’s urban landscape are three classical music masters. But, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, they’re not where you might expect to find them.

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Creatively Speaking
11:05 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Serbian-Language Opera in a Quirky Setting: The Launch of OPERA IN THE CITY

Opera Philadelphia's SVADBA-WEDDING

Opera Philadelphia launches its new Opera In The City series on November 2nd, presenting unusual opera productions in unconventional spaces. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the first production treats audiences both as spectators and guests at a Balkan wedding celebration.

Details and ticket information: Svadba-Wedding
 

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