WRTI Spotlight

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
2:59 pm
Sat June 2, 2012

Ralph Vaughan Williams on Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd from 5 to 6 pm for a look into the life of composer and conductor Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Even though descended from the Wedgwood family of pottery fame, and with Charles Darwin as a grand-uncle, Ralph Vaughan Williams was more common man than society type. The world-famous composer and esteemed professor at the Royal College of Music was once mistaken for a vagabond in his own hometown, dressed in ragged clothes and pushing a cart gathering aluminum for the war effort.

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Crossover
9:50 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Day: Live from Macy's Downtown

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

Tune in on Saturday, June 2nd, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, as WRTI's Jill Pasternak hosts a one-hour live broadcast from Macy's, with Wanamaker Grand Court Organist Peter Richard Conte and guests Peter Krasinski and Robert Plimpton, featured in a concert of thrilling organ masterworks. Details Here

WRTI Spotlight
6:50 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE on June 2nd

Look out for dancing bears and dinosaurs…into the enchanted forest we go on Saturday, June 2nd, from 1 to 4:30 pm. Lyric’s inspired production reflects the composer himself - seamlessly blending emotional profundity with slapstick humor that appeals to the kid in us all.

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A Musical Summer in the Delaware Valley
7:28 am
Thu May 31, 2012

WRTI Recommends: Summer Jazz and Classical Music Events

You love music, right? So why not fill up your summer calendar now with some of these outstanding jazz and classical music performances. We'll be there, too!

SUMMER JAZZ EVENTS:

ART AFTER 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Every Friday night from 5 to 8:15 pm

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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:50 pm
Mon May 28, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, May 28th, 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. Arturo Sandoval - Birks Works (Ala Mancini)DEAR DIZ

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WRTI Spotlight
8:03 am
Sun May 27, 2012

The Crossing on ENCORE!

On Sunday, May 27th, from 3 to 5 pm, THE CROSSING choir will be on the air - bringing you the first concert in their 2012 Month of Moderns summer festival.

Donald Nally leads the acclaimed virtuoso choir in Vermillion Vespers, a new work by Haverford College Professor of Music Curt Cacioppo. It's a significant addition to the limited repertoire of concert-length works for choir and organ.

Complete Program:

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WRTI Spotlight
8:00 am
Sun May 27, 2012

Raymond Leppard: A Life in Music on ENCORE!

On Sunday, May 27th, from 5 to 6 pm, it's the final installment of the 13-part series focusing on the life and career of Conductor Raymond Leppard, who is now the conductor laureate of  the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra after a 14-year tenure.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
9:52 am
Sat May 26, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mussorgsky's BORIS GODUNOV on May 26th

It’s one of the most searing lyric dramas of all time, featuring arguably the greatest bass role ever created. Listen to BORIS GODUNOV on Saturday, May 26th from 1 to 4 pm on WRTI. The magnificent Ferruccio Furlanetto is Boris, who’s haunted by the specter of the child he murdered to become Czar, surrounded by whispers and enemies, and threatened by a pretender to his throne. And not only that - his people are starving.

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Now is the Time
12:09 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Bernard Rands on Now is the Time

Bernard Rands' NOW AGAIN

It's the music of Bernard Rands, performed by Philadelphia's premiere new music ensemble, Network for New Music on Sunday, May 27th at 10 pm on the classical stream and HD-2. The composer also came by the studio for a wide-ranging interview with WRTI's Kile Smith.

PROGRAM:
Bernard Rands: now again—fragments from Sappho
Rands: Scherzi
Rands interview with Kile Smith
 

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
10:31 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, May 21, 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. Bria Skonberg - So Is the Day - SO IS THE DAY

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