Mozartâ€™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 Dâ€™Arcangelo.Â An opera buffa (comic opera) in two acts, it was first performed in 1790. The libretto was written by Lorenzo Da Ponte â€“ 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.
With divisions, collaborations, and repetitions of strings, you'll hear the spice of Antoniou, the romance of Baksa, and the transparency of Glass. Itâ€™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.Â
PROGRAM: Theodore Antoniou. Suite for Violin and Harpsichord Robert Baksa. Nonet for Winds and Strings Philip Glass. String Quartet No. 5
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.
Travel to some of the world's most "musical" places with your host Bob Craig. Big Band JazzÂ 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!
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."
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.