WRTI Spotlight

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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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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WRTI Spotlight
10:09 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Lancaster Symphony Joins WRTI's Concert Line-Up: Sept. 16th at 3 pm on Encore!

Join WRTI in welcoming the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra to Encore! In this first broadcast it's a mostly French program, with a little Gershwin for good measure.  We'll hear Music Director Stephen Gunzenhauser conduct Roussel's Bacchus et Ariadne Ballet Suite, the Suite No. 2 from Maurice Ravel's masterful Daphnis et Chloe, and George Gershwin's An American in ParisThis Sunday, September 16th, 3 to 5 pm.

WRTI Spotlight
9:48 am
Sat September 15, 2012

Haydn and Bach With the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: Sept. 16th, 5 pm on Encore!

Maestro Dirk Brosse

It's an afternoon of Haydn, Faure, and Bach on our monthly Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast. Dirk Brosse conducts the familiar Pavane of Gabriel Faure. Then, two works led by Conductor Laureate Ignat Solzhenitsyn - the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, and the Symphony No. 99 of Joseph Haydn.

Sunday, September 16th, 5 to 6 pm. Join us!

Now is the Time
9:28 am
Sat September 15, 2012

Locking Horns on Now is the Time

It’s horns French, English, and other on Now is the Time, Sunday, September 16th at 10 pm. Andrew Violette's Trio is for French horn, bass trombone, and piano. Philadelphia's David Bennett Thomas composed his Short Suite for the luscious alto flute, English horn, and bass clarinet. David Rakowski's Locking Horns is a concerto for horn and chamber group, and Paul Richards gives us a traffic report in Rush Hour!

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