WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
12:58 pm
Wed June 11, 2008

<em>Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection</em> on Saturday, June 14: Latin American Music - Acquisitions During the WPA Years

Join Discoveries Host Kile Smith from 5 to 6 pm for a program showcasing music by Latin American composers, many of whose works were acquired by Fleisher during the WPA years of 1935 to 1943. Guest will be Gary Galv?n, a classical guitarist, musicologist, and an expert in the history of the WPA music projects. Music by Carlos L?pez Buchardo, Silvestre Revueltas, Alejandro Garc?a Caturla, and Mozart Camargo Guarnieri.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:15 pm
Sat June 7, 2008

Richard Strauss' Birthday is June 11:<br>Celebrate the Great Romantic Composer with WRTI

On Wednesday June 11, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, we'll devote a portion of the day to the music of the inimitable German composer Richard Strauss (1864 to 1949). His epic and heroic tone poems and operas changed the face of romantic music in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and have become a staple of the orchestra repertory.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2008

WRTI's Memorial Day Weekend

Jazz lovers can tune in for another Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend. An All-American Composers Weekend is in store for classical music fans.

All-American Composers Weekend
Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26
To celebrate Memorial Day, along with regular classical programming, WRTI will bring you works by American composers, and musical tributes to current and past military personnel.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:32 pm
Wed April 2, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI

Jazz Appreciation Month

WRTI presents a special celebration of the pioneers of jazz, as well as those who are keeping the art form alive. Tune in for a unique experience!

On Mondays through Thursdays during the month of April, starting at 6 pm to 6 am, you'll hear fascinating vignettes on the lives of a variety of jazz artists, and then experience their music. In addition, each week there will be a different instrumental theme. And Sundays during BP's jazz show, from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll be serenaded by great jazz vocalists from the present and the past.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:00 am
Wed April 2, 2008

Jazz Appreciation Month on WRTI

WRTI presents a special celebration of the pioneers of jazz, as well as those who are keeping the art form alive. Tune in for a unique experience!

On Mondays through Thursdays during the month of April, starting at 6 pm to 6 am, you'll hear fascinating vignettes on the lives of a variety of jazz artists, and then experience their music. In addition, each week there will be a different instrumental theme. And Sundays during BP's jazz show, from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll be serenaded by great jazz vocalists from the present and the past.

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WRTI Spotlight
1:31 pm
Fri March 21, 2008

Celebrate Rachmaninoff's Birthday with WRTI on Tuesday, April 1

Sergei Rachmaninoff

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music."
-- Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Join us on Tuesday, April 1 as we honor the legendary Russian composer, pianist, and conductor Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff. WRTI will feature selected works from his repertoire between 6 am to 6 pm on his 135th birthday.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:51 pm
Tue February 12, 2008

The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Honor WRTI

Temple University students at work in the WRTI studios, October 14, 1955. Photo courtesy of Temple Urban Archives.

WRTI was recently recognized for excellence in classical music and jazz broadcasting and for providing superior training to up-and-coming broadcasters for the past 60 years.

WRTI received an award from the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia on January 14, 2008, saluting the radio station for excellence in music programming, and for its accomplishments as a home for broadcasters wishing to learn the craft for the past 60 years.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:49 am
Tue January 1, 2008

Pavarotti in Archival <i>La Boh?me</i> Met Opera Performance that Launched Him to Superstar Status

Tune to WRTI on Saturday, January 19th, when the Metropolitan Opera will broadcast a historic performance of Puccini's La Boh?me, starring the late Luciano Pavarotti with the legendary Renata Scotto, conducted by Maestro James Levine. Originally broadcast on March 19, 1977, this performance was the inaugural Live from the Met telecast that turned Pavarotti into an American superstar.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:40 am
Fri December 14, 2007

Holiday Programming Highlights

WRTI has lined up the perfect mix of classical music and jazz to set the holiday mood and add cheer to your season. Find out when to hear cherished favorites such as The Nutcracker and Messiah, as well as A Classical Kids Christmas, WRTI's 2007 Top 75 Jazz Countdown, our Jazz New Year's Eve, the Vienna Philharmonic's annual New Year's concert, and more...


Mark your calendar?here are some of WRTI's holiday highlights.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:24 am
Tue November 6, 2007

Happy Anniversary WRTI!

Dave Conant, Executive Director and Morning Host, WRTI-FM
Photo by Gary Horn

WRTI is celebrating a milestone - 10 years of providing you with classical music and jazz. And looking back there's a lot to be happy about. Highlights of WRTI's accomplishments include: award-winning programming such as Crossover and Creatively Speaking!, offering NPR news and opera broadcasts, expanded service in Delaware, launching HD radio, web streaming...and of course, that's just the beginning.

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