The legend of the ghostly ship condemned to wander the oceans forever has fascinated opera lovers - and more recently, movie lovers - for hundreds of years. An enthralling score powers a thrilling journey into an unsettling, mythic world where a tormented spirit seeks true love as his redemption. James Conlon, one of the foremost Wagner interpreters of our time, leads a world-class cast in a mesmerizing production. Richard Wagner: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN ((Der fliegende Holländer), Saturday, August 10, 1 to 3:30 pm.
This Sunday at 2 pm, Garrick Ohlssen is guest soloist as Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, and two lush orchestral works by Richard Strauss, Death and Transfiguration and a suite from his opera Der Rosenkavalier.
During intermission, WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Garrick Ohlssen, and Susan Lewis sits down for a talk with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Associate Principal Concertmaster Juliette Kang.
A love that knows no boundaries goes horribly wrong in a fateful meeting of East and West. What begins as an idyllic liaison in an enchanting land of cherry blossoms turns into the heartbreaking tragedy of an abandoned bride forced to make an excruciating decision. Join us for LA Opera's MADAME BUTTERFLY, Saturday, August 3, 1 to 4 pm. Grant Gershon conducts.
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.
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
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.
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.