This month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast is led by guest conductor and violinist Scott Yoo. Yoo is music director and conductor of Boston's Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and leads a program here that includes the Concerto Grosso No. 1 of Ernest Bloch, and Georg Philipp Telemann'sDon Quicchotte suite.
English actor Stephen Fry is chairing a musical debate that pits two of music's greatest opera composers, both celebrating their bicentennial years. Watch the LIVE event at this post on Sunday at 1 pm.
In the blue corner - intellectual, visionary, Teutonic, politically dodgy - juts the angular chin of the velvet-beret-clad head of the Saxon egomaniac Richard Wagner; in the red - passionate, latin, humanist, politically of the people - is the brooding, also bearded, top-hat-crowned visage of Giuseppe Verdi.
"Achingly beautiful" is how the Associated Press describes San Francisco Opera's production of Moby-Dick. Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer adapt Herman Melville's meditation on man and the sea into "...a vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater..." (San Francisco Chronicle).
Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off. Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.
from St. Thomas (1956). Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone; Max Roach, drums; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Doug Watkins, bass
To celebrate WRTI's 60 years on the air, we've selected some of your favorite pieces and put them together in one fabulous collection as our thanks to you—our loyal listeners!
Our exclusive 60th Anniversary Commemorative Jazz Collection includes one great composition after another: straight-ahead, organ jazz, hard bop, and contemporary. Many of your favorite artists—Coltrane, Dizzy, Cannonball, Heath Brothers, and McCoy Tyner, just to name a few—are represented. It's the WRTI listening experience in a jewel case!
Here's a show not to be missed! One of Philadelphia's star jazz residents, pianist Orrin Evans, will perform on September 11th with his Likemind Collective at World Cafe Live. Some super-talented jazz artists will showcase their latest works and keep you smiling. The Likemind Collective includes Evans, bassist Eric Revis, drummer Nasheet Waits, vocalist J.D. Walter, and saxophonist Oliver Lake.
Big Band Jazz is featuring an hour of live recordings this Sunday evening at 7 pm. From England to New England...Vegas to The Village Vanguard, you'll hear lots of great performances from Buddy Rich, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and more. Join us!