Join WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on Friday, June 29th at 10 pm as he welcomes NBC10's Byron Scott back to The Bridge to perform his semi-annual duties as guest co-host. Byron has become part of The Bridge's revolving door of guests, and always brings his passion for jazz to the experience. You'll once again benefit from his vast knowledge of music, as well as his motivation to expose you to some of the selections that have a special place in his jazz collection.
With Jerusalem as the prize, General Goffredo and his chief knight Rinaldo are battling it out with King Argante. But the king’s lover and ally is the sorceress Armida — and she uses every trick in her arsenal to help win the war. Good thing Rinaldo has some supernatural reinforcements of his own!
Exotic sounds are broken, chanted, and spun on Now is the Time. Philadelphia-area composers Michael Hersch and Aaron Jay Kernis always intrigue, Pat Muchmore scalds with post-modern electric guitar, and Michael Ellison infuses Qu’ranic recitation with spectral wonder.
The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally and known for their innovation and commitment to new music, premiere's a work by composer Francis Pott commissioned for the opening concert of the National Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians.
Join Thomas Hampson for a program showcasing the songs of Stephen Foster. "Stephen Foster's music is the trunk of the tree of American song, sturdy with songs we love to sing," says Hampson. In this program he interviews Ken Emerson, author of Doo-Dah! Stephen Foster and the Rise of American Popular Culture. They'll explore Foster's music, the varied artistic roots he drew from, and the musical branches that grew from his work.
It's our monthly visit with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia this Sunday from 5 to 6 pm. Music Director Dirk Brosse conducts Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, the Valse Triste of Sibelius, and Schumann's Cello Concerto. Guest soloist is Sara Sant'Ambrogio.