WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
10:55 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

LA Opera: SIMON BOCCANEGRA on July 28th

Placido Domingo

Plácido Domingo sings the title role in Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, a grand-scale study of power and treachery that finds an emotional center in the tender bond between father and daughter. Join us on Saturday, July 28th, 1 to 4:15 pm.

CAST:
Simon Boccanegra: Placido Domingo
Amelia: Ana Maria Martinez
Jacopo Fiesco: Vitalij Kowaljow
Gabriele Adorno: Stefano Secco
Paolo Albiani: Paolo Gavanelli
Pietro: Robert Pomakov
CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
LA OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS

WRTI Spotlight
9:33 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America: Many Are The Voices on ENCORE!

Many Americans have had to raise their voices to be recognized or even heard in America. In this program, on Sunday, July 29, 5 to 6 pm, you'll hear songs of African Americans and Native Americans; women, immigrants, and war resisters; and voices from the labor movement and the gay rights movement.

C0mplete song listings here

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WRTI Spotlight
7:30 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Big Band Jazz: Viva Kenton! and Cuban Fire on July 29th

Stan Kenton's Cuban Fire!

It's the Latin side of Stan Kenton's band this Sunday, June 29th, 7 to 8 pm on Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig.

Starting in the mid 1940s with "Tampico" and "Peanut Vendor" and with albums like Cuban Fire and Viva Kenton, this sound became a favorite with his fans.  Also featured: a few alumni from the band that went on to form their own groups - guys like Pete Rugolo, Maynard Ferguson, and Bill Holman.

WRTI Spotlight
3:05 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Beethoven's Ninth Opening the London Olympics: July 29 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim conducts Beethoven's Ninth to launch the 2012 Olympics...and you'll hear the entire concert on WRTI!

Barenboim’s Beethoven cycle reaches its climax with a youthful take on the traditional annual Proms performance of the Ninth, perhaps the richest, most provocative statement in Western art music.

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Now is the Time
10:46 pm
Sun July 22, 2012

Flute Moon on Now is the Time: July 22nd on HD-2

Whether the flute is light or dark, amiable or exotic, it's always lyrical. On Now is the Time, Sunday, July 22nd at 10 pm, we listen to flute music by William Bolcom, Elizabeth Brown, and Bright Sheng. It's American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

PROGRAM:
William Bolcom: Lyric Concerto
Elizabeth Brown: Blue Minor
Bright Sheng: Flute Moon

WRTI Spotlight
6:26 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Thomas Hampson's Song of America Series: Song of Walt Whitman on ENCORE!

Thomas Hampson

WRTI is proud to present Song of America, a new radio series that reveals American classic song - poetry set to music by American composers - as a vibrant diary of the American experience.

On Sunday, July 22 at 5 pm, tune in for Song of Walt Whitman. Whitman, the "Bard of Democracy," was the founder of a new American language. With music built deep into his poetry, it's no surprise that Whitman has been a beacon for American composers. You'll hear performances by Thomas Hampson, William Sharpe, Susan Graham, and Ramon Vargas.

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WRTI Spotlight
6:25 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

Mozart, Emanuel Ax, the NY Philharmonic: July 22 at 3 pm on ENCORE!

Pianist Emanuel Ax

Join us on Sunday, July 22, 3 to 5 pm as Music Director Alan Gilbert, pianist Emanuel Ax, and the New York Choral Artists present the final program of the New York Philharmonic's season in Avery Fisher Hall.  The concert, recorded last month, is an all-Mozart program featuring the Piano Concerto No. 22, and the Great Mass in c minor. 

Program details

WRTI Spotlight
1:57 pm
Sat July 21, 2012

LA Opera: ROMEO ET JULIETTE on July 21st

Soprano Nino Machaidze and tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as the world’s most famous lovers in Charles Gounod's ROMEO ET JULIETTE. An opera in five acts, with a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, it's based on The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It was first performed at the Théâtre Lyrique (Théâtre-Lyrique Impérial du Châtelet) in Paris on April 27th, 1867. The opera is notable for the series of four duets for the main characters and the waltz song "Je veux vivre" for the soprano.

Saturday, July 21st, 1 to 4:15 pm

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WRTI Spotlight
8:20 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Conductor Michel Galante Crosses The Bridge to Discuss Spectral Impressions Concerts at Rodin Museum

Michel Galante

Conductor Michel Galante joins WRTI's J. Michael Harrison on July 20th at 10 pm to discuss two much-anticipated concerts he'll be conducting at the newly re-opened Rodin Museum. The Spectral Impressions concert series features new works by French composers Tristan Murail on July 22nd, and Phillipe Hurel on July 28th performed by the Argento Chamber Ensemble.

French spectral music focuses on musical color, electronic sound, and impressionist aesthetics.

WRTI Spotlight
12:40 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Big Band Jazz: The Sax Section on July 22 at 7 pm

This Sunday on Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig it's great sax players with standout solos.

You'll hear Zoot Sims with Stan Kenton's Band, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Count Basie, and players from a few of the newer bands. Don't miss it!

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