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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.