WRTI Spotlight

At The PMA On Friday Night
6:32 am
Thu September 12, 2013

WRTI & Terell Stafford at Art After 5 = Fun!

Terell Stafford is "one of the great trumpet players of our time" - (McCoy Tyner). Terell is director of jazz studies at Temple University and has a busy touring calendar.

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.

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WRTI Spotlight
8:47 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

James Collins with Jeff Duperon, Saturday, September 14th, 6:30 PM

Jazz pianist James Collins, a student in the Temple University Jazz Studies program, is the featured guest on Straight Ahead with Jeff Duperon this Saturday night at 6:30 PM.

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WRTI 60th Anniversary Limited-Edition CDs
7:49 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

60th Anniversary Jazz 2-CD Set

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!

Contribute today at the $160 level and we'll thank you with our limited-edition WRTI 60th Anniversary Jazz 2-CD set. Pledge Here, and Thanks!

Check out the track list below:

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Jazz Hot 11
11:55 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: September 9, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimée - Them There Eyes - BURSTIN' OUT  

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WRTI Spotlight
5:48 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Pianist Orrin Evans and Likemind Collective: Pushing The Boundaries Of Music Together

Pianist Orrin Evans

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.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:30 am
Sun September 8, 2013

Live Recordings On Big Band Jazz: Sunday at 7 PM

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!

Opera on WRTI
11:54 am
Sat September 7, 2013

San Francisco Opera: Bellini's THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES, September 7, 1 PM

Jpyce DiDonato sings Romeo and Nicole Cabell sings Giulietta in Bellini's THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES, sung in Italian.

The tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet inspired some of Shakespeare's finest verse—and some of Bellini's most beautiful melodies. "An opera of definite dramatic appeal" (The New York Times) awash in "music of extraordinary grace" (All Music Guide), this bel canto masterpiece features international stars Joyce DiDonato, a singer of "glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace and remarkable talent," and Nicole Cabell, who "wields her radiant lyric soprano like a silken lasso" (The New York Times).

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
11:52 am
Sat September 7, 2013

1813: Wagner, Vanhal, Beethoven on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection broadcasts Saturday, September 7th, 5 to 6 pm. The two most famous composers for whom 2013 is a bicentennial are Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. They were born in 1813, but in the spirit of Discoveries we’ll dig a little deeper to see what else happened that year.

Wagner’s Wesendonck songs and Siegfried Idyll are his only non-operatic works heard with any regularity these days. The songs are also unusual among his output because the words are by someone else (most of the time he set his own texts).

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The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert
6:04 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert On WRTI: Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Sunday at 2 PM

Soprano Barbara Hannigan

Soprano Barbara Hannigan's conversation with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Simon Rattle will be on the podium this Sunday at 2 PM for a performance from late May of Beethoven’s "Pastoral" Symphony, with its vivid scenes of gathering thunderstorms, wandering brooks, and breezy country sides.

We’ll also hear Webern's Passacaglia and three fragments from Alban Berg's shattering opera Wozzeck, both of which received their U.S. premieres in Philadelphia as part of Stokowski's vision for 20th-century music.

Soprano Barbara Hannigan, in her Philadelphia Orchestra debut, will perform scenes from Ligeti's thrilling opera, Le Grande Macabre, in character as the Chief of the Secret Political Police. Her performance, vocally, dramatically, and comically, was one of the highlights of the season!

During intermission, Susan Lewis's interview with the versatile and supremely gifted Barbara Hannigan is not to be missed! Gregg Whiteside is host and producer. That's this Sunday, September 8th from 2 to 4 PM.

Detailed program notes and video here.

PROGRAM:
Webern: Passacaglia
Berg: Three Fragments from Wozzeck
INTERMISSION
Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, ("Pastoral")

Simon Rattle: conductor
Barbara Hannigan: soprano

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: September 2, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Christian McBride Trio - Ham Hocks & Cabbage - OUT HERE  

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