WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
10:15 am
Sun July 15, 2012

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia: July 15 at 5 pm on ENCORE!

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)

Catch this month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia featuring works by Dmitri Shostakovich and Felix Mendelssohn on Sunday, July 15th from 5 to 6 pm.

LA Opera
11:42 am
Sat July 14, 2012

LA Opera: COSI FAN TUTTE on July 14th at 1 pm

Saimir Pirgu, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Ruxandra Donose, and Aleksandra Kurzak

Mozart’s delightfully comic battle of the sexes comes to life with ravishingly beautiful music and sparkling wit on Saturday, July 14th, from 1 to 4:30 pm.

The cast includes soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.  An opera buffa (comic opera) in two acts, it was first performed in 1790. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte – this is the third in a trilogy of librettos by Da Ponte; the others were for Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni.

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Now is the Time
10:17 am
Sat July 14, 2012

String Divisions on Now is the Time

Philip Glass

With divisions, collaborations, and repetitions of strings, you'll hear the spice of Antoniou, the romance of Baksa, and the transparency of Glass. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 15th, 10 to 11 pm. 

PROGRAM:
Theodore Antoniou. Suite for Violin and Harpsichord
Robert Baksa. Nonet for Winds and Strings
Philip Glass. String Quartet No. 5

WRTI Spotlight
12:59 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Stephanie Nakasian on Voices In Jazz: July 15 on HD-2

Stephanie Nakasian's new release: Show Me The Way

Join host Bob Craig during the 5 pm hour of his show as he interviews vocalist Stephanie Nakasian - it's in celebration of her new CD, Show Me The Way. You'll hear a few songs from the CD as well as a couple of her spot-on impersonations of Anita O'Day and Blossom Dearie.

WRTI Spotlight
4:01 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Big Band Jazz Goes Around The World...In Song: July 15 at 7 pm

Arturo Sandoval

Travel to some of the world's most "musical" places with your host Bob Craig. Big Band Jazz spends "A Night In Tunisia" with Arturo Sandoval, "April in Paris" with Count Basie, "A Foggy Day In London Town" with Maynard Ferguson, and more! It's this Sunday evening from 7 to 8 pm, and online around the world at wrti.org. Join us!

WRTI Spotlight
3:16 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Highlights Show on From the Top: Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm

Gunther Schuller, the great American composer, conductor, author, music educator, jazz innovator, and French horn player, is the special guest artist on From the Top this week.

7:54 am
Tue July 10, 2012

The Elusive Girl From Ipanema

Lead in text: 
The endlessly covered Brazilian song turns 50 this year. What explains its quirky endurance?
  • Source: Wsj
  • | Via: The Wall Street Journal
Before 1962, if John Q. Nobody gave any thought to South America at all, it probably didn't range much beyond banana republics, fugitive Nazis and Carmen Miranda. That changed 50 years ago this summer when a tall and tan and young and lovely goddess was born. She was "The Girl From Ipanema."
Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, July 9, 2012

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

This week's Hot 11:

1. Jens Wendelboe Big Band - Joy Spring - FRESH HEAT

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Now is the Time
6:38 am
Sun July 8, 2012

The Wider View on Now is the Time

David Snow's WINTER

It’s burning out there, so cool down and take a wider view on Now is the Time, Sunday, July 8th at 10 pm. It’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.

Program:
David Snow: Winter


Wendy Mae Chambers: Organism from Symphony of the Universe


H. Leslie Adams: The Wider View

WRTI Spotlight
6:31 am
Sun July 8, 2012

Voices In Jazz on HD-2: A French Connection on July 8th at 3 pm

Join WRTI host Bob Craig for a celebration of some wonderful songs with a French Connection, including "April in Paris" by Ella Fitzgerald with the Basie band, a new version of "C'est Si Bon" by Halie Loren, and Karrin Allyson's vocalese of Clifford Brown's "Parisian Thoroughfare." Also, songwriter Jimmy McHugh is in the birthday spotlight ("I'm In The Mood For Love" and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood"). Plus, an interview with singer/pianist Patti Wicks.

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