WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
9:35 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Big Band Jazz Presents: Movie Title Songs on Sept. 16th at 7 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?  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!

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
10:06 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown: September 10, 2012

WRTI's Jazz Hot 11 is a weekly countdown of your favorite new jazz releases in rotation.

This week's Hot 11:
1. Randy Crawford & Joe Sample - Everyday I Have the Blues - LIVE

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WRTI Spotlight
11:11 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Remembering 9/11 on WRTI

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.

WRTI Spotlight
7:51 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Organ and Brass: Sept. 9th at 3 pm on Encore!

Organist Jeffrey Brillhart rehearses with Canadian Brass.

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.

WRTI Spotlight
7:23 am
Sat September 8, 2012

San Francisco Opera: HEART OF A SOLDIER on September 8th at 1 pm

Baritone Thomas Hampson

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.

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Now is the Time
11:29 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Trinity Requiem on Now is the Time

Sycamore Root Sculpture, Ground Zero

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.

Also read a CD review and hear the podcast here.

WRTI Spotlight
5:11 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Chamber Music from Wolf Trap: Sept. 9th, 4 pm on Encore!

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.

WRTI Spotlight
4:32 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Champions of American Song: Song of America, Sept. 9th at 5 pm on Encore!

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.

Song listings with composer/poet, and performers.

Spotlight on The Bridge
8:07 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Bass Guitar Titan Victor Bailey Journeys Across The Bridge: Sept. 7th, 10 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.

WRTI Spotlight
1:16 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Jazz Conversations with Jeff Duperon: Vocalist Venissa Santi, Sept. 8th, 6:30 pm

Afro-Cuban vocalist Venissa Santi will discuss her latest project - her highly anticipated follow up to Bienvenida - on Saturday, September 8th at 6:30 pm. Don't miss it! Here's her website.

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