WRTI Spotlight

APPLAUSE: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
5:16 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Haydn and Legrand: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI

Harpist Catherine Michel performs with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

There's an interesting mix on this month's APPLAUSE with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. One of Joseph Haydn's best-loved symphonies, and the premier of Michel Legrand's concerto for harp and orchestra, make up this month's broadcast, hosted by WRTI's Dave Conant, Sunday, March 16, 5 to 6 pm.

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ENCORE!
5:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Symphony in C on WRTI: Tchaikovsky and Corigliano, Sunday at 3 PM

Jason Vieaux

John Corigliano's Troubadors, Variations for Guitar and Orchestra, opens our broadcast of Symphony in C Sunday, at 3 pm.  Philip Mann guest conducts, and acclaimed guitarist Jason Vieaux plays this 1993 work by Corigliano, which the composer describes as a "lyrical" concerto.  The concert concludes with one of Tchaikovsky's best known symphonies, the No. 5 in E minor.  Sunday, March 16, 3 to 5 pm on WRTI.

Jason Vieaux performing in 2010:

11:56 am
Fri March 14, 2014

How Irish Are You? A St. Paddy's Day Puzzler

Lead in text: 
Take this fun quiz to see how much you know about music with Irish themes!
  • Source: Npr
  • | Via: Tom Huizenga, NPR Music
With St. Patrick's Day upon us, it's hard to escape the allure of the Emerald Isle, with its rolling heaths, swirling jigs, frothy beer and curious legends. While we can't afford to fly you to Dublin we can offer this humble St. Paddy's Day puzzler.
Latest from Icon Magazine
10:47 am
Wed March 12, 2014

The March Jazz Scene

Alto saxophonist Charles “Yarbird” Parker was one of the founders and inventors of what we now know as "modern jazz."

Bop Goes the Opera - In 2002, the brilliant saxophonist Joe Lovano took the jazz-meets-classical music concept outside of the box when he recorded jazz versions of tunes from the songbook of opera legend Enrico Caruso. While Viva Caruso was critically acclaimed and did well for Lovano and Blue Note Records, it represented, at the time, the beginning and end of jazz versions of operatic compositions and vice-versa. Until now.

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: March 10, 2014

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.  
This week's Hot 11:  
1. Pete Smyser - Boulevard of Broken Dreams - AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER  

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WRTI Spotlight
8:26 am
Sat March 8, 2014

The Met Opera on WRTI: THE ENCHANTED ISLAND, March 8, 1 PM

Danielle de Niese sings Ariel and Plácido Domingo sings Neptune in The Metropolitan Opera's THE ENCHANTED ISLAND.
Ken Howard

This week, we're back at our usual 1 pm start time! Tune in for the Met’s delightful Baroque fantasy THE ENCHANTED ISLAND. The opera returns after its critically acclaimed world-premiere run in 2011–12, bringing together the music of Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, Purcell, and other composers, set to a brilliant new English libretto inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Swing with Bob Craig Every Sunday Night!
4:51 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Big Band Jazz In A Hefti Bag! Sunday, March 9 at 7 PM

Join WRTI's Bob Craig this Sunday night to hear music composed and arranged by Neil Hefti for a number of band - especially Count Basie and Woody Herman. You'll hear several of his songs such as  "Girl Talk," "Lil' Darlin'" and "Cute."

That's on Big Band Jazz, Sunday, March 9, 7 to 8 pm. Don't miss it!

Must-See Video!
4:34 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Trumpeter Herb Alpert: Puttin' on the Hitz

Trumpeter Herb Alpert

If you were around in the 1960s, you'll remember the distinctive sound of Herb Alpert's trumpet on songs such as "The Lonely Bull," "Spanish Flea," "Lollipops and Roses," and "Whipped Cream."  You probably also remember that the latter three were prominently used as theme music in the TV show, The Dating Game.

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Live Broadcast From the Philadelphia Museum of Art
12:18 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Jeff Duperon at Art After 5: March 14 at 6 PM

Bassist, vocalist, and composer Mimi Jones

Join Jeff Duperon on Friday, March 14th as he broadcasts his show live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum's Art After 5 series is featuring bassist, vocalist and composer Mimi Jones along with her band.

Jeff’s program will feature the great music you tune in for each week, as well as featured music from Mimi’s album, A New Day

Cristian Macelaru Conducts The Philadelphians
1:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: A Dazzling Performance by Cellist Hai-Ye Ni, March 9, 1 PM

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cellist Hai-Ye Ni

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Tchaikovsky celebration from this past January continues on WRTI this Sunday at 1 pm with Associate Conductor Cristian Macelaru joined by Principal Cellist Hai-Ye

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