WRTI Spotlight

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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Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:50 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, April 30, 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. Kate McGarry - Girl TalkGIRL TALK 

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American Insight's First Annual Festival
7:01 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Bob Craig at Free Speech Film Festival on May 16th

WRTI jazz host Bob Craig will serve as one of the moderators for the Free Speech Film Festival's award ceremony on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm. The one-night festival will take place in the Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society at 427 Chestnut Street  in Philadelphia. More information here.

The Metropolitan Opera
7:59 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Wagner's DIE WALKURE: April 28th at 11 am

Join us from 11 am (early start time) to 4:30 pm on Saturday, April 28th for The Met Opera's Die Walkure. A wounded deity comes to realize the limits of his power in the heartbreaking second installment of Wagner's "Ring" cycle. Wotan, king of the gods, strives to undo the curse of the ring by fathering a pure-of-heart hero by a mortal woman. But he finds himself torn as events spin out of control and his offspring defy his will.
 

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Jazz Up Close
8:54 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Jazz Up Close on WRTI: A Celebration of McCoy Tyner

Join host Maureen Malloy on Sunday, April 22nd at 6 pm for the final installment of this season's Jazz Up Close series from the Kimmel Center. This grand finale celebrates the music of Philadelphia's own McCoy Tyner.

Symphony in C
8:23 am
Sun April 22, 2012

Symphony in C on WRTI: Amazing Astral Artists on April 22nd

Be sure to join us on Sunday, April 22nd from 3 to 5 pm for a special treat! Symphony in C presents Astral Rising Stars in a performance of works by Mozart, Bruch, and Nielsen. Rossen Milanov conducts the orchestra and soloists, including Benjamin Beilman (violin), Angel Hsiao (flute), and Benito Meza (clarinet).

PROGRAM:

MOZART:  Flute Concerto No. 1

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1

NIELSEN: Clarinet Concerto

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
7:53 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, April 23, 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. Kate McGarry - Girl TalkGIRL TALK

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WRTI Spotlight
10:09 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Interview with Composer Muhal Richard Abrams

WRTI's J. Michael Harrison interviews composer, arranger, clarinetist, cellist, and jazz pianist Muhal Richard Abrams about his collaboration with Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound. The project features work commissioned by Abrams in the "Free Jazz" medium; his work compresses both contemporary and traditional ideas into lean, elegant pieces. You can hear the interview in the video below.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:42 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Jonas Kaufmann Steps Into The (Boxing) Ring

courtesy of Royal Opera House

Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 11:17 am

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