WRTI Spotlight

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:50 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

1935: Ginastera, Berg, Prokofiev on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection

Alban Berg

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection broadcasts Saturday, August 3rd, 5 to 6 pm. The year 1935 was a critical one for three composers at different stages of their careers. Sergei Prokofiev was just about to move back to the Soviet Union. Alban Berg (pictured) stopped work on his opera Lulu when the daughter of a friend died; he composed his astounding Violin Concerto in her memory, but would not live out the year.

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ENCORE!
9:45 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Talented Young Organists On Wanamaker Organ Hour: August 4th, 5 PM

Students from the annual Macy's/Sansom Foundation Organ Camp, July 2013

Don't miss our annual broadcast of the extraordinarily talented students who attended the Macy's/Sansom Foundation Organ Camp this summer. Instructors Alan Morrison and Peter Richard Conte coached the young musicians; we'll hear the result on Sunday's broadcast from 5 to 6 pm, recorded on the Wanamaker Organ at Macy's Downtown.  Peter Richard Conte and Jill Pasternak co-host the show.

Program:
Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Nun Danket alle Gott
Jordan Abbasi, organist

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
4:49 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Big Band Jazz: Takin' To The Streets

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

Big Band Jazz hits the big music streets this Sunday evening, August 4th at 7 pm. From "Green Dolphin" to "Basin Street" to "Broadway" there's a lot of ground to cover...including  a couple of appearances from Louis Armstrong on the 112th anniversary of his birth.

2013 Newport Jazz Festival LIVE!
12:35 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Newport Jazz Festival LIVE Webcast: Right Here On WRTI.ORG, August 3 and 4

Can't make it to Rhode Island for this year's Newport Jazz Festival? No worries...just visit us online at WRTI.org for LIVE webcasts starting on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th.

Click here for Live Webcasts!

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2013 Labor Day Weekend Jazz Countdown
11:01 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Vote for Your Favorite Jazz Song!

Who sung it? Who swung it?  Who brung it?  We want to know. We'll count down our listeners' 100 most-popular jazz songs starting on Friday, August 30th at 6 pm and continue through Monday, September 2nd. Please vote below.

WRTI's 2013 Labor Day Weekend Jazz Countdown is a must-listen event. Tune in! And thank you so much for your participation.

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 29, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Etienne Charles - Turn Your Lights Down Low - CREOLE SOUL 

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ENCORE!
12:58 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, July 28, 5 PM

Dmitri Shotsakovich (1906 - 1975)

January 28, 1936: The Publication in Pravda of the Article "Chaos Instead of Music."  This article signaled Stalin’s displeasure with Shostakovich’s opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and led to the composer’s “redemption” in his Symphony No. 5.  This program will explore Shostakovich and the sometimes mutually beneficial, sometimes terrifying, relationship between music and the totalitarian state. Suzanne Vega and Michael Tilson Thomas host. Sunday, July 28, 5 to 6 pm.

Opera on WRTI
10:23 am
Sat July 27, 2013

LA Opera: Franz Schreker's THE STIGMATIZED, July 27, 1 PM

Franz Schreker (1878 - 1934)

"Franz Schreker is perhaps the most striking example of a highly recognized Austrian composer whose music disappeared after it was banned in 1933," says conductor James Conlon. "He was so prominent that some viewed him as the successor to both Wagner and Strauss.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:56 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Etienne Charles With Jeff Duperon: Friday, July 26 At 6:30 PM

Etienne Charles

Tune in to hear from one of the most compelling and exciting young jazz artists ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory.  Freshly 30, trumpeter, composer, and educator Etienne Charles, a Juilliard grad, has already recorded three impressive and well-received albums for his own Culture Shock Music imprint.

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Bob Perkins Broadcasts from Wiggins Park
12:48 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

BP: On the Road Again!

Bob Perkins

Join Bob Perkins as he broadcasts live from the Wiggins Park Sunset Jazz Series in Camden, NJ on Monday, August 5th at 6 pm.  BP will bring you the usual GM from his regular summer post, right next to the big stage at Wiggins Park as the crowd awaits the night’s headliner, pianist Danilo Perez, who takes the stage at 8 pm.  Expect to hear BP speak to the folks responsible for keeping this series alive for 22 years, and, if we’re lucky, the man himself, Danilo Perez.

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