WRTI Spotlight

Happy New Year!
1:48 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Avinu Malkenu From Vienna

Soloist Svetlana Kundish performs with the Vienna Jewish Choir.

We wish all of our listeners celebrating the Jewish High Holidays a happy and healthy new year!

Watch this video of the Vienna Jewish Choir, with soloist Svetlana Kundish, performing "Avinu Malkenu," a traditional prayer sung throughout the holidays:

WRTI Spotlight
12:54 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

2013 Labor Day Weekend Jazz Countdown

Don't miss this year's top 100 jazz countdown! It's the jazz songs that you voted for over the holiday weekend. Listen starting on Friday, August 30 at 6 pm, Sunday, September 1 from 8 to midnight, and Monday, September 2 starting at 6 pm and ending when the #1 song is played.  You'll find the list below as the countdown begins!

WRTI Spotlight
12:04 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

2013 Labor Day Weekend Classical Countdown

Join us for this year's classical countdown! It's your 30 favorite classical works on WRTI thorughout the holiday weekend. Listen on Friday, August 30 from noon to 6 pm, Saturday, August 31 from 6 to 11:30 am, and Monday, September 2nd from 6 am to 6 pm. Check out the list below! And have a wonderful holiday!

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: August 26, 2013

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

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Opera on WRTI
4:24 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

San Francisco Opera: Wagner's DIE WALKURE, August 31, 1 PM

A wounded deity comes to realize the limits of his power in the heartbreaking second installment of the cycle. Wotan, king of the gods, strives to undo the curse of the ring by fathering a pure-of-heart hero by a mortal woman. But he finds himself torn as events spin out of control and his offspring defy his will. Wotan’s deeply loving but disobedient daughter is sung by soprano Nina Stemme, who makes her cycle debut.

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Opera on WRTI
10:30 am
Sat August 24, 2013

LA Opera: Puccini's TOSCA, August 24th at 1 PM

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky sings the title role.

A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera's bloodiest, most intense dramas.

 One of the most popular of all operas, Tosca is a passionate tale set to some of Puccini's most openly beautiful and passionate music. Placido Domingo conducts. Saturday, August 24, 1 to 4 pm.

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The Votes Are In!
10:06 am
Sat August 24, 2013

Coming Up: 2013 Listener-Favorite Classical and Jazz Countdowns Over Labor Day Weekend!

You voted...listen for the results! It's your favorite 30 classical works and 100 jazz songs on WRTI. Start listening on Friday, August 30th at noon and through Monday, September 2nd to hear your favorites. Don't miss a moment!



The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
12:18 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Jonathan Biss Plays Mozart On The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert Broadcast: Sunday, August 25

Jonathan Biss
Jillian Edelstein/EMI Classics

Jonathan Biss discusses his activities beyond the concert hall with WRTI's Susan Lewis.

Join us this Sunday at 2 PM for Brahms' radiant Second Symphony, written in a burst of creativity over just a few short months. Also on the program is Elgar's spirited Cockaigne Overture ("In London Town") drawing its character from the sometimes bawdy urban sounds of marching bands, church bells, and merry revelers.

And...Curtis graduate Jonathan Biss returns to perform Mozart's rarely heard Piano Concerto No. 13. Guest conductor Donald Runnicles will be on the podium, from a wonderful concert at Verizon Hall in late April. Don't miss it! Sunday, August 25, 2 to 4 pm on WRTI. Gregg Whiteside is host and producer.

Program Notes

PROGRAM:
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture ("In London Town")
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 13, K. 415
INTERMISSION
Brahms - Symphony No. 2

Donald Runnicles - Conductor
Jonathan Biss - Piano

ENCORE!
11:26 am
Fri August 23, 2013

On ENCORE: Keeping Score Finale & Chamber Music from Wolf Trap

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine performs R. Strauss' Violin Sonata in E Flat.

Join us Sunday from 4 to 6 pm for the final installment in the acclaimed music series, Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever,  and chamber music from Wolf Trap.

November 4, 1964:  The premiere of Terry Riley's "In C" at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. This piece, and the minimalist outpouring that it sparked, were a reaction to the rigid strictures of serialism and the stranglehold of the academic composers of the time. Hosted by Suzanne Vega and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. Sunday, August 25, 4 to 5 pm.

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: August 19, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente - Song for Maura - SONG FOR MAURA

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