WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
12:39 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Big Band Jazz: Classics Get A Makeover!

Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

Some of the popular Big Band Classics from the 1940s get a 21st-century makeover on Big Band Jazz - this Sunday, November 24 at 7 pm. You'll hear a brilliant reworking of Duke Ellington's "Take The A Train" by the 2013 One O'Clock Lab Band from North Texas State University, Jeff Hamilton and the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble with an update on Woody Herman's theme "Blue Flame," and lots more. Join us!

The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert
7:34 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Yefim Bronfman Plays Beethoven: The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, Nov. 24 at 1 PM

Pianist Yefim Bronfman

This Sunday at 1 pm, join us for a Philadelphia Orchestra concert from October. Yefim Bronfman, one of the world's greatest pianists, brings his unique blend of power, virtuosity, and grace to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 - its delicate solo opening bars and fiery conclusion serving as an ideal vehicle to showcase Bronfman's talents.

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: November 18, 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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Opera on WRTI
3:56 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Verdi's IL TROVATORE: Houston Grand Opera on WRTI, Nov. 23, 1 PM

Marco Berti sings Manrico and Tamara Wilson sings Lenora in Verdi's Il Trovatore
Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera

Set in 15th-century northern Spain, Il trovatore tells the story of Manrico, a gypsy troubadour who has fallen in love with the Duchess of Aragon. However, the Count di Luna is also attracted to Aragon, and when he attempts to take her from Manrico, the troubadour takes the count’s life in a duel, not realizing they were brothers, and that his mother Azucena actually stole him from a family of royals many years ago.

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ENCORE!
3:05 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Classical Guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas

This month's Applause broadcast, on Sunday at 5 pm with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia under Guest Conductor James Judd, features music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, with guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas playing the Concerto for Guitar and Small Orchestra, plus an encore.  

Judd then conducts the youthful String Symphony No. 9 by the teenaged Felix Mendelssohn.  Sunday, November 17th at 5 pm on WRTI.

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Opera on WRTI
12:47 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Listen To This: That Unforgettable Aria From LA BOHEME

Soprano Anna Netrebko

Which recording of the famous aria "Quando m'en vo" also known as "Musetta's Waltz" is your favorite? Musetta sings the aria in the second act of Puccini's LA BOHEME. Please let us know!

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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