WRTI Spotlight

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
8:31 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 30, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Hot 11:

1. Tom Harrell - No. 5 - NUMBER 5

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
6:45 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Mostly Ravel on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: August 4th, 5 pm

Maurice Ravel

This time, he’d show them. The Paris Conservatoire accepted Ravel as a piano student at age 16, and even though he won a piano competition, more than anything he wanted to compose. But the Conservatory was a hard place. He never won the fugue prize, never won the composition prize, never won anything for writing music and they sent him packing. Twice. He studied with the great Gabriel Fauré, in school and out, but he just couldn’t make any headway with the ruling musical authorities.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:48 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

Guitarist Kenny Burrell with Singers on Voices in Jazz: July 29 on HD-2

This Sunday, July 29th, 3 to 6 pm, it's a birthday celebration for jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell. You'll hear Mr. Burrell accompanying many singers...including himself.

Also on the birthday calendar: Annie Ross, Karrin Allyson, Kevin Mahogany, and Janis Siegel of the Manhattan Transfer among others. Join us!

Now is the Time
10:01 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Cosmic Speculation on Now is the Time

Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Even though we’re in the dead of summer, let’s take an appreciative look at the world around us on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 29th at 10 pm. McClelland and Bathory-Kitsz sing from tradition and wryness, and an excerpt from Gandolfi’s symphony on a sculpture garden is counterpoised by Adler’s classical string orchestra work. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 23, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Hot 11:

1. The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet - Indigo Blue - THE CYRUS CHESTNUT QUARTET

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WRTI Spotlight
10:55 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

LA Opera: SIMON BOCCANEGRA on July 28th

Placido Domingo

Plácido Domingo sings the title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, a grand-scale study of power and treachery that finds an emotional center in the tender bond between father and daughter. Join us on Saturday, July 28th, 1 to 4:15 pm.

CAST:
Simon Boccanegra: Placido Domingo
Amelia: Ana Maria Martinez
Jacopo Fiesco: Vitalij Kowaljow
Gabriele Adorno: Stefano Secco
Paolo Albiani: Paolo Gavanelli
Pietro: Robert Pomakov
CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

WRTI Spotlight
9:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America: Many Are The Voices on ENCORE!

Many Americans have had to raise their voices to be recognized or even heard in America. In this program, on Sunday, July 29, 5 to 6 pm, you'll hear songs of African Americans and Native Americans; women, immigrants, and war resisters; and voices from the labor movement and the gay rights movement.

C0mplete song listings here

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WRTI Spotlight
7:30 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Big Band Jazz: Viva Kenton! and Cuban Fire on July 29th

Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire!

It's the Latin side of Stan Kenton's band this Sunday, June 29th, 7 to 8 pm on Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig.

Starting in the mid 1940s with "Tampico" and "Peanut Vendor" and with albums like Cuban Fire and Viva Kenton, this sound became a favorite with his fans.  Also featured: a few alumni from the band that went on to form their own groups - guys like Pete Rugolo, Maynard Ferguson, and Bill Holman.

WRTI Spotlight
3:05 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Beethoven's Ninth Opening the London Olympics: July 29 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim conducts Beethoven's Ninth to launch the 2012 Olympics...and you'll hear the entire concert on WRTI!

Barenboim’s Beethoven cycle reaches its climax with a youthful take on the traditional annual Proms performance of the Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in Western art music.

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Now is the Time
10:46 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Flute Moon on Now is the Time: July 22nd on HD-2

Whether the flute is light or dark, amiable or exotic, it's always lyrical. On Now is the Time, Sunday, July 22nd at 10 pm, we listen to flute music by William Bolcom, Elizabeth Brown, and Bright Sheng. It's American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

PROGRAM:
William Bolcom: Lyric Concerto
Elizabeth Brown: Blue Minor
Bright Sheng: Flute Moon

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