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Dan Rest

Impassioned arias, surging choruses, and exhilarating orchestral music show us Verdi at the peak of his powers - masterfully balancing pomp and pageantry with a deeply moving personal tragedy. Don't miss this season's final broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Conductors Jeffrey Kahane and Alan Gilbert present a rich program including the works of J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Debussy, and Ravel.

Soloists:

Jeffrey Kahane - Harpsichord and Piano

Sheryl Staples, violin

Liang Wang, oboe

Michelle Kim, violin

Marc Ginsburg, violin

Lisa Kim, violin

 

Program:

Concert for Violin and Oboe - J.S. Bach

Symphony No. 33 - Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 1 - Beethoven

Wanamaker Organ Hour: July 1st at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Jun 28, 2012

WRTI's Jill Pasternak and Macy's Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte are joined by Alan Morrison, chair of organ studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, and four of his students: Thomas Sheehan, Bryan Anderson, Caroline Robinson, and Patrick Kreeger on Sunday, July 1st, from 5 to 6 pm. 

Mr. Sheehan and Mr. Anderson will perform a number of works, including Seth Bingham's Roulade, Richard Wagner's Overture to Tannhauser, and Julius Reubke's Sonata on the 94th Psalm.

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Jazz Hot 11:

1. Arturo Sandoval - Birks Works (Ala Mancini) - DEAR DIZ

Join WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on Friday, June 29th at 10 pm as he welcomes NBC10's Byron Scott back to The Bridge to perform his semi-annual duties as guest co-host. Byron has become part of The Bridge's revolving door of guests, and always brings his passion for jazz to the experience. You'll once again benefit from his vast knowledge of music, as well as his motivation to expose you to some of the selections that have a special place in his jazz collection.

Join us from 6 to 9 pm on Monday, June 25th as WRTI's Bob Perkins crosses the Delaware to bring you his program live from the Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Park in Camden, NJ

Daniel Rest

With Jerusalem as the prize, General Goffredo and his chief knight Rinaldo are battling it out with King Argante. But the king’s lover and ally is the sorceress Armida — and she uses every trick in her arsenal to help win the war. Good thing Rinaldo has some supernatural reinforcements of his own!

Exotic sounds are broken, chanted, and spun on Now is the Time.

 Philadelphia-area composers Michael Hersch and Aaron Jay Kernis always intrigue, Pat Muchmore scalds with post-modern electric guitar, and Michael Ellison infuses Qu’ranic recitation with spectral wonder.

PROGRAM:

Elif - Michael Ellison

Fracta - Michael Hersch

Broken Aphorism 10 - Pat Muchmore

Ecstatic Meditations - Aaron Jay Kernis

Al Gharaniq—Fracture IV - Pat Muchmore

The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally and known for their innovation and commitment to new music, premiere's a work by composer Francis Pott commissioned for the opening concert of the National Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Tune in Sunday, June 24th at 8:30 pm for an in-depth jazz conversation with pianist, composer, arranger, and educator Jim Ridl. Jim will discuss his latest project, Blue Corn Enchilada Dreams.

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