WRTI Spotlight

Hot 11 Jazz Countdown
11:45 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, May 14, 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. Eyal Vilner Big Band - Night FlightINTRODUCING THE EYAL VILNER BIG BAND

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
7:08 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig: Woody Herman, Harry James, Gil Evans

A great hour of music planned for Sunday, May 13th from 7 to 8 pm. Big Band giants in the birthday spotlight this week include Woody Herman and Harry James. We'll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gil Evans. Plus, you'll hear a few exciting new releases. Don't miss it!

Lyric Opera of Chicago
7:42 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN on May 12 at 1 pm

It's time for the Lyric Opera of Chicago series on WRTI! We begin with Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman, sung in French, with a fabulous cast. Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 1 to 5 pm.

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ENCORE!
7:36 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Symphony in C on ENCORE!

It's works by Ligeti, Dvorak, and Roger Zare on Sunday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm. Rossen Milanov conducts Symphony in C. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is soloist. Roger Zare was the winner of the ensemble's 2012 Young Composers' Competition.

Program:
Roger Zare:  Green Flash
Georgy Ligeti:  Violin Concerto
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"

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ENCORE!
11:43 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Indianapolis On-The-Air on ENCORE!

On Sunday, May 13th, from 5 to 6 pm on ENCORE!, it's Raymond Leppard: A Life in Music - another special program from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Topics include: a gift for the Royal Children, a friendship with the Queen Mother, and a gift for the Queen.

Program:
Elgar: Nursery Suite
Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Foote: Pizzicato and Adagietto
Grieg: "Nocturne" from Lyric Suite
Beethoven: "Turkish March" from The Ruins of Athens

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, May 7, 2012

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

This week's Hot 11:

1. Bria Skonberg - So Is the Day - SO IS THE DAY

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AVA on WRTI
6:57 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Academy of Vocal Arts: L'elisir d'amore on May 6th at 2 pm

Tune in on for a special treat on Sunday, May 6th from 2 to 5 pm - Donizetti's lighthearted comedy The Elixir of Love, featuring the opera stars of the future singing this charming bel canto favorite - which includes the famous aria "Una furtiva lagrima."

This production is set at the end of World War II in Southern Italy, 1945.  The war is nearly over and love is in the air! Beautiful and rich, Adina, the village librarian is pursued by a handsome soldier and adored from afar by the lowly library caretaker. Will a magic potion even the odds?   

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The first Sunday of each month
6:52 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: May 6th at 5 pm

It's a special hour of organ music featuring Peter Richard Conte performing works by Bernstein, Elgar, and Jongen on the massive Wanamaker Organ on Sunday, May 5th from 5 to 6 pm . Mr. Conte is the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ, Macy's Philadelphia. Your host is WRTI's Jill Pasternak.

PROGRAM:

Leonard Bernstein: Candide Overture
(transcribed for organ by Peter Richard Conte)

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The Metropolitan Opera
7:16 am
Sat May 5, 2012

Janacek's THE MAKROPULOS CASE: May 5th at 12:30 pm

Join us at 12:30 pm (early start time) on Saturday, May 5th for The Met Opera's The Makropulos Case. Count on a tour-de-force performance from Karita Mattila in Leos Janácek’s absorbing drama of a diva’s supernatural fight against her destiny. Czech expert Jirí Behlolávek conducts.

Synopsis Here

CAST:

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
7:09 am
Sat May 5, 2012

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection: The Story of Paul Hindemith on May 5th

Composer Paul Hindemith is in the spotlight on Saturday, May 5th at 5 pm. Your hosts Kile Smith and Jack Moore tell the tale and play the music of Hindemith - once the darling of new music and his German rulers, he ran afoul of both groups, and then it seemed as if nothing was going right.
 

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