WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
6:26 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America Series: Song of Walt Whitman on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

WRTI is proud to present Song of America, a new radio series that reveals American classic song - poetry set to music by American composers - as a vibrant diary of the American experience.

On Sunday, July 22 at 5 pm, tune in for Song of Walt Whitman. Whitman, the "Bard of Democracy," was the founder of a new American language. With music built deep into his poetry, it's no surprise that Whitman has been a beacon for American composers. You'll hear performances by Thomas Hampson, William Sharpe, Susan Graham, and Ramon Vargas.

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WRTI Spotlight
6:25 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Mozart, Emanuel Ax, the NY Philharmonic: July 22 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Pianist Emanuel Ax

Join us on Sunday, July 22, 3 to 5 pm as Music Director Alan Gilbert, pianist Emanuel Ax, and the New York Choral Artists present the final program of the New York Philharmonic's season in Avery Fisher Hall.  The concert, recorded last month, is an all-Mozart program featuring the Piano Concerto No. 22, and the Great Mass in c minor. 

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WRTI Spotlight
1:57 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

LA Opera: ROMEO ET JULIETTE on July 21st

Soprano Nino Machaidze and tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as the world’s most famous lovers in Charles Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE. An opera in five acts, with a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, it's based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet) in Paris on April 27th, 1867. The opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song "Je veux vivre" for the soprano.

Saturday, July 21st, 1 to 4:15 pm

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WRTI Spotlight
8:20 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Conductor Michel Galante Crosses The Bridge to Discuss Spectral Impressions Concerts at Rodin Museum

Michel Galante

Conductor Michel Galante joins WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on July 20th at 10 pm to discuss two much-anticipated concerts he'll be conducting at the newly re-opened Rodin Museum. The Spectral Impressions concert series features new works by French composers Tristan Murail on July 22nd, and Phillipe Hurel on July 28th performed by the Argento Chamber Ensemble.

French spectral music focuses on musical color, electronic sound, and impressionist aesthetics.

WRTI Spotlight
12:40 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Big Band Jazz: The Sax Section on July 22 at 7 pm

This Sunday on Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig it's great sax players with standout solos.

You'll hear Zoot Sims with Stan Kenton's Band, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Count Basie, and players from a few of the newer bands. Don't miss it!

WRTI Spotlight
11:55 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: July 16, 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
10:25 am
Sun July 15, 2012

NY Philharmonic's All-American Celebration: July 15 at 3 pm on Encore!

Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic in a Star-Spangled Spectacular this Sunday form 3 to 5 pm.

Joined by the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, under Major Brian Dix, you'll hear a salute to Broadway, with music from Kiss Me, Kate, South Pacific, and My Fair Lady, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and works by Sousa, of course!

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WRTI Spotlight
10:15 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: July 15 at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Catch this month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia featuring works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn on Sunday, July 15th from 5 to 6 pm.

LA Opera
11:42 am
Sat July 14, 2012

LA Opera: COSI FAN TUTTE on July 14th at 1 pm

Saimir Pirgu, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Ruxandra Donose, and Aleksandra Kurzak

Mozart’s delightfully comic battle of the sexes comes to life with ravishingly beautiful music and sparkling wit on Saturday, July 14th, from 1 to 4:30 pm.

The cast includes soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.  An opera buffa (comic opera) in two acts, it was first performed in 1790. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte – this is the third in a trilogy of librettos by Da Ponte; the others were for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

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Now is the Time
10:17 am
Sat July 14, 2012

String Divisions on Now is the Time

Philip Glass

With divisions, collaborations, and repetitions of strings, you'll hear the spice of Antoniou, the romance of Baksa, and the transparency of Glass. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 15th, 10 to 11 pm. 

PROGRAM:
Theodore Antoniou. Suite for Violin and Harpsichord
Robert Baksa. Nonet for Winds and Strings
Philip Glass. String Quartet No. 5

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