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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Paris. This Sunday, September 16th, 3 to 5 pm.
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.
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!