Itâs hard to catch âlightning in a bottleââbut sometimes it happens. You write a song, a well-crafted composition that captures the publicâs imagination, and it becomes one of the best-loved tunes in American music. And then, lightning doesnât strike twice.
These âOne Hit Wondersâ of songwriting were bandleaders, or horn players, or even the occasional ânobody from nowhere.â Regardless of who they were, they capturedÂ the spirit and soul of America in one big hit song, and were never heard from again.
YouÂ don't want to miss what plans to be a wonderful evening on The Bridge - THREE truly special guests: master Trumpeter and epic composer Hannibal Lokumbe visits during theÂ firstÂ hour toÂ speak about theÂ world premiereÂ of Can You Hear God Crying? at the Kimmel Center, as well as his participation in a much-anticipated John Coltrane celebration.
It may have been Faust who sold his soul to the devil, but the innocent Marguerite takes the fall in this classic story that dates back to the 1400s; the opera premiered in Paris in 1859. Patricia Racette, Stefano Secco, and John Relyea star in this 2010 production conducted by Maurizio Benini. Saturday, September 15th, 1 to 4 pm.
We'll take a "Walk On The Wild Side" of "Green Dolphin Street" and perhaps bump into "Laura," "Emily" and "Alfie." What's it all about?Â Movie title songs...our feature presentation. You bring the popcorn and I'll get the horns a-poppin' on Sunday evening from 7 to 8 pm on Big Band Jazz. See you then!
Join us on September 11th for special programming honoring the memory of all who were lost 11 years ago. We'll mark the event with Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings at 8:46 am, and Robert Moran's hauntingly beautiful Trinity Requiem at 2 pm, featuring the Trinity Youth Chorus.
Renowned organistÂ Jeffrey Brillhart plays the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, in a program of Bach, Brahms, Vierne, Gabrielli, Scheidt, and Faure.Â He'll be joined by the acclaimed Canadian Brass for an afternoon of musical fireworks!Recorded in concert at the Kimmel Center this past March. Listen on WRTI: Sunday, September 9th, 3 to 4 pm.
Rick Rescorla was a British-born adventurer who fought in Vietnam before settling in NY as head of security for Morgan Stanley in the World Trade Center. On September 11, 2001, his extraordinary courage and calmness in a crisis paid off: Rescorla led all of the 2,700 people under his care to safetyâliterally singing them down the stairsâbefore heading back into the burning building for one last check. He never emerged.
For the 11th anniversary of 9/11, listen to a work written for its 10th anniversary, on Now is the Time, Sunday, September 9th at 10 pm. The Ground Zero church, Trinity Wall Street, commissioned Robert Moranâs Trinity Requiem. Weâll hear the haunting work for youth chorus, cellos, harp, and organ, and listen to the composer in a revealing interview.
WRTI takes you to one of the world's most-respected chamber music festivals at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia.Â It's music by Handel, Corelli, William Boyce, and Mozart's Quartet in B-flat, K. 458 "The Hunt," featuring the American String Quartet. Join us on Sunday, September 9th, 4 to 5 pm.