WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
4:28 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Song of America: Sunday June 24th at 5pm on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

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.

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:59 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, June 18, 2012

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

This week's Jazz Hot 11:

1. The Cookers - QuestBELIEVE

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WRTI Spotlight
10:12 am
Sun June 17, 2012

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: June 17th on ENCORE!

Cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio

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.

About The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

WRTI Spotlight
10:11 am
Sun June 17, 2012

The New York Philharmonic: Yo-Yo Ma, Beethoven's 9th, and Dvorak's Cello Concerto on ENCORE!

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Join us on Sunday, June 17th from 3 to 5 pm for a special broadcast featuring Kurt Masur on the podium.

Program:

Dvořák: Cello Concerto  
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9  

Artists:

Kurt Masur, Conductor        
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello    
Sylvia McNair, Soprano            
Florence Quivar, Mezzo-Soprano            
Stuart Neill, Tenor        
René Pape, Bass

WRTI Spotlight
3:24 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Show Boat on June 16th at 1 pm

You can't help but love Jerome Kern's Show Boat! Created in 1927, this seminal masterpiece gave American musical theater and opera a new voice — one with powerful subject matter, astonishing musical variety, and an unmistakably American atmosphere. It's one memorable, heart-wrenching song after another : “Ol’ Man River”...“Make Believe”...“You Are Love”...“Bill”...“Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.”

Nathan Gunn and Ashley Brown star in this production. Join us on Saturday, June 16th from 1 to 4 pm.

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Now is the Time
7:58 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Harp and Harpsichord on Now is the Time

Strings will be plucked on Sunday, June 17th at 10 pm on the all-classical stream and WRTI HD-2.


PROGRAM:
Peter Child: Fantasia
Dinos Constantinides: Landscape VI—Rhapsody for Harp and Strings
Harold Boatrite: Suite for Harpsichord
Harold Meltzer: Virginal
James Hartway: Detours

WRTI Spotlight
9:06 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

WRTI Heads to the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Maureen Malloy, Bob Perkins, and Jeff Duperon at the 2012 Dupont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival earlier this week

Join host Jeff Duperon this Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd as WRTI broadcasts live from the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Jeff will speak with festival artists and organizers to give you the inside scoop on one of the region's premier jazz festivals.

Friday's Lineup:

  • 6:00 PM - Valerie Capers
  • 7:30 PM - Special Awards Presentations and Performances
  • 9:00 PM -Jane Monheit with special guest Mark O'Connor

Saturday's Lineup

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Jazz Interview
5:26 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

The Bridge: Ralph Peterson, Jr. on June 15th

Drummer and educator Ralph Peterson, Jr. joins WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on Friday, June 15th at 10 pm for a conversation about his career and his latest recording, The Duality Perspective.

Jazz Interview
4:54 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Jazz Conversations With Jeff Duperon: Marc Cary on June 15th

Marc Cary

Tune in Friday, June 15th at 6:45 pm for an in-depth conversation with jazz pianist Marc Cary; we'll discuss the origins of Go-Go Jazz.  Marc will appear at the Chicken Bone Beach Summer Jazz Series in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 16th.

WRTI Spotlight
4:34 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Big Band Jazz With Bob Craig: Philadelphia Big Bands on June 17th

Tune in this Sunday from 7 to 8 pm for Philadelphia Big Bands. From Elliot Lawrence in the '50s to Sun Ra Jazz Arkestra in the '60s, through Temple University's Jazz Band with Terell Stafford today - we'll be swingin' all hour long!

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