Join us as we take a walk through the wonderful new jazz releases of the year. The Top 100 of 2013 will kick off at 8 pm on Sunday, December 29th with Jeff Duperon, and will run until midnight. J. Michael Harrison will continue the Countdown on Monday and Tuesday night from 9 pm to midnight.
We'll ring in the New Year with your top favorite new jazz releases of the year. So make sure you spend New Year’s Eve with WRTI, and find out this year's top pick!
It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas starting this weekend on WRTI. And Crossover kicks off the festivities with a special show on December 14 at 11:30 am. We'll be surveying the new CD by Joshua Bell and Friends called Musical Gifts. The Sony Masterworks release features favorites for the season performed by virtuoso violinist and great friend of WRTI, Joshua Bell, with guests ranging from Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, to Branford Marsalis and Chris Botti, to Alison Krauss and Gloria Estefan, and man more.
Join Jeff Duperon on Friday, December 20th as he broadcasts live from a special holiday-themed Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O will make everyone jolly as they perform seasonal jazz from their album that has quickly become a holiday classic.
Join us on Sunday, December 15 at 5 pm for this month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia APPLAUSE broadcast, which highlights some of the orchestra's performances of newer music, under Music Director Dirk Brossé and Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and spotlights the strings of the orchestra.
Program: JOHN WILLIAMS: Essay for Strings (from December 17, 2012) Dirk Brossé, conductor
This Sunday at 4 pm on The Crossing in Concert, we'll hear a performance recorded live at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in early November that explores Italian art through the lens of contemporary music for choir.
The program features works by, among others, Bruno Bettinelli and Yehuda Yannay as well as a madrigal by Stephen Paulus based on texts by Michelangelo. Conductor Donald Nally is host. That's Sunday, December 15, 4 to 5 pm. Join us!
Stan Kenton (December 15, 1911 - August 25, 1979) would have turned 102 on Sunday. And Big Band Jazz pays tribute with an hour of live concert recordings. From the Hollywood Bowl in 1948 to the popular Road Show at Purdue University in 1958 to the European tour in the 197's, it's the Kenton band...live and lively!! Sunday, December 15, 7 to 8 pm. Bob Craig is host.
An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble cast, in a production set in the mid-20th century. Join us on Saturday, December 14, 1 to 4 pm.
The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to familiar and timeless holiday classics and carols on this Sunday's archival Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast from 2004. The Glorious Sound of Christmas, named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, is an annual Philadelphia Orchestra tradition and the perfect way to begin your holiday celebrations.