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? 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 organist Jeffrey Brillhart plays the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, in a program of Bach, Brahms, Vierne, Gabrielli, Scheidt, and Faure. 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 safety—literally singing them down the stairs—before 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 Moran’s Trinity Requiem. We’ll 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. 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.
Over the course of the 20th century, our classical singers were enthusiastic advocates for songs by American composers. In this installment of Thomas Hampson's Song of America series you'll hear the music they brought to far-flung audiences through recitals, phonograph records, and radio broadcasts. Sunday, September 9th, 5 to 6 pm.
It's been almost three years to the day since Philly's own Victor Bailey last visited the WRTI studios. Look forward to a lot of catching up! Victor undoubtedly will provide unique insight into his performance that's scheduled the following night at Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania's Mauch Chunk Opera House. The concert will feature fellow icons Lenny White and Larry Coryell. The bass great joins WRTI's J.