WRTI Spotlight

ENCORE!
7:55 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Beethoven and Shostakovich: Center Stage from Wolf Trap, Dec. 1, 5 PM

Jerusalem String Quartet

Beethoven's Grosse Fuge, despite being misunderstood and under-appreciated for years, has earned a place of its own in the chamber music repertoire.  Originally the final movement of his Op. 130 String Quartet in B-flat, Beethoven wrote another finale for that quartet, and published the Great Fugue separately, at least in part because of the enormous demands the work placed on performers.

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
7:18 am
Sun December 1, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Beethoven, Liszt, and Respighi on WRTI: Sunday at 1 PM

French pianist Lise de la Salle makes her Philadelphia Orchestra debut in this concert broadcast.

WRTI's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast this Sunday, December 1st at 1 pm brings you a Verizon Hall concert from mid October, that saw the return to the podium of perennial audience favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, who made his Philadelphia Orchestra (and United States) debut in 1969. The Maestro kicks off a two-week residency, the second week of which includes his 150th performance with the Orchestra here in Philadelphia.

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Opera on WRTI
12:38 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 30, 1 PM

Soprano Nina Stemme sings Isolde in Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

It's Richard Wagner's transcendent and tragic masterpiece, Tristan und Isolde on WRTI this Saturday at 1 pm. The two lovers will be sung by Canadian tenor Ben Heppner and Swedish soprano Nina Stemme. Patrick Summers conducts.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:30 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Thanksgivukkah on WRTI!

Celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah with your favorite radio station. We've got the music for the perfect holiday weekend!

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: November 25, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Matt Savage - Some Beach Somewhere - BIGGER CELEBRATION  

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ENCORE!
1:11 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Carnegie Hall Live on WRTI: Two Bachs and One Haydn, Nov. 24, 4 to 6 pm

Violinist Alina Ibragimova

London-based, period-instrument ensemble Arcangelo presents a program of works by J. S. Bach and J. C. Bach, as well as Handel’s mythological tale of unrequited love, Apollo e Dafne, one of his most ambitious cantatas that set the stage for the brilliant operatic career that followed in the next 30 years of his life. Russian violinist Alina Ibragimova is the soloist in Bach's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor.

Arcangelo was founded in 2010 by the English conductor Jonathan Cohen. It has since recorded several albums and has appeared at various venues and early-music festivals throughout the UK and Europe.  This program is a broadcast of their concert this past Monday at Carnegie Hall.  Hear the live, recorded concert on Sunday, November 24 at 4 pm.

Program:

J.S. BACH: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor
J. CHRISTOPH BACH: "Mein Freund ist mein" from Cantata: Meine Freundin, du bist schön
HANDEL: Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10
HANDEL: Apollo e Dafne

Jonathan Cohen, Conductor and Harpsichord 

Alina Ibragimova, Violin 

Katherine Watson, Soprano 

Nikolay Borchev, Baritone

More information about the program from Carnegie Hall's website

WRTI Spotlight
12:39 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Big Band Jazz: Classics Get A Makeover!

Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

Some of the popular Big Band Classics from the 1940s get a 21st-century makeover on Big Band Jazz - this Sunday, November 24 at 7 pm. You'll hear a brilliant reworking of Duke Ellington's "Take The A Train" by the 2013 One O'Clock Lab Band from North Texas State University, Jeff Hamilton and the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with an update on Woody Herman's theme "Blue Flame," and lots more. Join us!

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
7:34 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Yefim Bronfman Plays Beethoven: The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, Nov. 24 at 1 PM

Pianist Yefim Bronfman

This Sunday at 1 pm, join us for a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from October. Yefim Bronfman, one of the world's greatest pianists, brings his unique blend of power, virtuosity, and grace to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 - its delicate solo opening bars and fiery conclusion serving as an ideal vehicle to showcase Bronfman's talents.

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: November 18, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Gregory Porter - The "In" Crowd - LIQUID SPIRIT  

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Opera on WRTI
3:56 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Verdi's IL TROVATORE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 23, 1 PM

Marco Berti sings Manrico and Tamara Wilson sings Lenora in Verdi's Il Trovatore
Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera

Set in 15th-century northern Spain, Il trovatore tells the story of Manrico, a gypsy troubadour who has fallen in love with the Duchess of Aragon. However, the Count di Luna is also attracted to Aragon, and when he attempts to take her from Manrico, the troubadour takes the count’s life in a duel, not realizing they were brothers, and that his mother Azucena actually stole him from a family of royals many years ago.

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