WRTI Spotlight

Live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art
1:58 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Jeff Duperon with Orrin Evans at Art After 5, November 15 at 6 PM

Pianist and bandleader Orrin Evans

Join WRTI's Jeff Duperon  as he hosts his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s Art After 5 music performance series is featuring pianist and bandleader Orrin Evans on Friday night starting at 5:45 pm. A true example of Philadelphia jazz at its finest, Evans has managed to bring his music all over the world, and is a mainstay on New York stages as well as the stages here in his hometown.

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Opera on WRTI
1:05 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Special Archival Broadcast: Toscanini Conducts Puccini's LA BOHEME, Nov. 16, 1 PM

Maestro Arturo Toscanini

Join us on Opera Day 2013 to hear an outstanding 1946 performance of Puccini's LA BOHEME, conducted by Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and an all-star cast of soloists.  Pledge $365 on November 16th between 6 am and 6 pm and we'll thank you with Arturo Toscanini: The Complete RCA Collection on 85 CDs and a bonus DVD.

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Hot 11 Jazz Countdown: November 11, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Matt Savage - Some Beach Somewhere - BIGGER CELEBRATION  

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A Philadelphia Orchestra Concert To Remember
5:43 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

A Touching Anecdote From A Veteran

This morning I was greatly moved by an email from a listener - a veteran who felt compelled to share this story with me. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:00 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

This Weekend's Highlights: November 9th and 10th

Chason Goldfinger is a composer and violist on the rise!

From the Top! Join us on Sunday as we celebrate one of our own, 17-year-old composer Chason Goldfinger from Malvern, PA, now a college student in the Columbia University-Juilliard Exchange program. A former summer intern at WRTI, Chason’s composition String Quartet No. 1, "Elemental," Op. 15, will be featured in a performance of the fourth movement, Salamandrae (Fire) by Quartet Lumiére on the award-winning FROM THE TOP on WRTI, Sunday, November 10th at 3 pm.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:51 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Songs About The Sidemen on Big Band Jazz, November 10th at 7pm

Frank Wess, Saxophonist and Flutist

Some famous jazzmen were lucky enough to have songs named in their honor when they were playing with the big bands. Count Basie recorded "Lester Leaps In" when Lester Young was in his 1930's band and Stan Kenton recorded "Zoot" when Zoot Sims was with him.  This week we'll also have a couple of recordings featuring the saxophonist and flutist Frank Wess who passed away on October 30th.

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Opera on WRTI
5:07 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Mozart's COSI FAN TUTTE: AVA on WRTI, November 9, 1 PM

Julia Dawson and Melinda Whittington in the AVA's production of Cosi fan tutte
Paul Sirochman

Mozart’s comic masterpiece, Così fan tutte, exposes the tension between emotion and reason. Two young men wager that their fiancées will remain faithful, even under extreme circumstances. Director Nic Muni sets the action in Martha’s Vineyard during the late 1960s for this production. Christopher Macatsoris conducts. Don't miss this very special Academy of Vocal Arts broadcast on Saturday, November 9th, 1 to 4 pm.

CAST:

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Hot 11 Jazz Countdown: November 4, 2013

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Gregory Porter - The "In" Crowd - LIQUID SPIRIT  

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WRTI Spotlight
8:25 am
Sun November 3, 2013

New Weekend Evening Schedule on WRTI HD-2

Starting this weekend, things go bump in the night on HD-2! On Saturday, November 2nd, Weekend Radio, The Score, and Millennium of Music all move up one hour. So, starting this Saturday, Weekend Radio with Robert Conrad will air at 6 pm, The Score with Edmund Stone will be at 7 pm, and Millennium of Music with Robert Aubry Davis, at 8 pm.

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Opera on WRTI
10:37 am
Sat November 2, 2013

Rossini's THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 2, 1 PM

Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers; Daniella Barcellona, Isabella; HGO Chorus 

From the moment she lands on the Algerian coast to rescue Lindoro, her true love, we know the resourceful Isabella is going to outsmart the conniving Mustafà, whose great hope is to find an Italian wife for himself.

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