WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
9:31 am
Sun September 23, 2012

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra With An All-French Program: Sept. 23 at 3 pm on Encore!

Members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

It's Philadelphia's talented youth in a virtuoso program for orchestra this Sunday. Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, Debussy's La Mer, and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique make up the program conducted by Music Director Louis Scaglione. 

The concert was recorded in performance this past June, in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, and marked the end of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 72nd Season.  Sunday, September 23, 3 to 5 pm.

WRTI Spotlight
9:26 am
Sun September 23, 2012

Arthur Farwell, American Pioneer: Song of America, Sept. 23rd at 5 pm on Encore!

American composer Arthur Farwell may not be a familiar name to many, but he was an important influence on American Music at the turn of the 20th century.  Farwell took up Antonin Dvorak's challenge to Americans to find their own musical voices, and used music of Native Americans and words of American poets as inspiration for his own unique voice. He also pioneered the publishing of American composers and poets through his famed Wa-Wan Press.  Sunday, September 23rd from 5 to 6 pm. Baritone Thomas Hampson is your host.

Now is the Time
9:22 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

Elements on Now is the Time

The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

It’s the stuff of earth and of life on Now is the Time, Sunday, September 23rd at 10 pm. A solo piano rocks, and water meets stone at a Mediterranean coast. Michael Gandolfi interprets the garden where natural geometry gives way to physics. Brooks plays with air and percussion, and Mason Bates composes Elements for Philadelphia’s Mimi Stillman and Charles Abramovic.

Now is the Time means American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

PROGRAM:
Patrick Beckman: Rock

WRTI Spotlight
7:16 am
Sat September 22, 2012

San Francisco Opera: Donizetti's LUCREZIA BORGIA, Sept. 22nd at 1 pm

Renee Fleming sings the title role in Donizetti's LUCREZIA BORGIA

Renée Fleming sings the title role of this melodically rich bel canto masterpiece. A femme fatale, renowned for her ruthless pursuit of power, reveals poignant vulnerability when she comes face to face with her long-lost son. Saturday, September 22, 1 to 3:15 pm

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Photos!
7:32 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

2012 Detroit Jazz Festival Photo Highlights

2012 Detroit Jazz Festival
Jeff Duperon

WRTI's Jeff Duperon attended the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival.  The 33rd year of the event, presented by Chrysler, featured a one-of-a-kind lineup of today’s greatest jazz performers. The performers at this year’s Festival have been nominated for, and won, more than 200 Grammy Awards, composed film scores, and traveled the world to perform.

Here is the 2012 line-up.

WRTI Spotlight
3:07 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Bassist Marcus Miller, Sept. 21st, 6:45 pm

Marcus Miller

Bassist, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Marcus Miller will discuss his new release, Renaissance, Friday, September 21st at 6:45 pm. Marcus is performing Sunday, September 23rd at World Café Live in Philadelphia. 

Best known for his work with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, Marcus has also maintained a prolific solo career.  Tune in for an in-depth conversation!

WRTI Spotlight
7:01 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Burnt Sugar (The Arkestra Chamber) Lands On The Bridge: Sept. 21st at 10 pm

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber

A sprawl­ing band of musi­cians from NYC, whose prodi­gious per­son­nel allows them to freely jug­gle a wide swath of the exper­i­men­tal soul-jazz-hip hop spectrum, Burnt Sugar moves amongst many styles, eras and gen­res to devise its own excit­ing hybrids while hon­oring its deep­est inspi­ra­tions: the first post-modernists of Amer­i­can music including Duke Elling­ton, Sun Ra, Par­lia­ment Funkadelic and The Art Ensem­ble of Chicago.

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WRTI Spotlight
5:20 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

B-Day Memories of John Coltrane, Frank Foster, & Ray Charles: Big Band Jazz on Sept. 23rd at 7 pm

John Coltrane

Three major names in Jazz get to share most of the Big Band Jazz hour this week. There's a rare Coltrane performance with Art Blakey, Ray with Quincy Jones, and Frank with his own band as well as with Basie. Tune in this Sunday, 7 to 8 pm.

Voices In Jazz
5:09 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Sarah & Ella Sing Gershwin: Sept. 23rd, 3 to 6 pm, Voices In Jazz on HD-2

Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald

Both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan recorded Gershwin songbook albums in the late 1950s. The first hour of Voices in Jazz this week will feature recordings from both of these famous jazz singers.

Each will sing stunning versions of "Embraceable You" - and even Louis Armstrong gets to squeeze in a couple of duets with Ella. Also, a rebroadcast of an interview with Carolyn Nelson, a Philadelphia-area singer performing songs from her Come A Little Closer CD. Sunday, September 23rd, 3 to 6 pm on the all-jazz stream and WRTI HD-2.

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: September 17, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.
This week's Hot 11:
1. Cheryl Bentyne - What Is This Thing Called Love - LET'S MISBEHAVE: COLE PORTER SONGBOOK

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