WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
10:44 am
Thu December 1, 2011

Perfect Pairings: Programming Wine With Music

As a sommelier, my job is to pair wines with a guest's dinner - to find the perfect wine that speaks to that guest, but also matches the flavors and textures of a dish from my chef. I fell into the world of wine while trying to build my first career; before I ever picked up a decanter professionally, I spent my evenings delving into the works of Mahler, Stravinsky and Reich as a professional percussionist.--From Sommelier Aaron Sherman for NPR

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WRTI Spotlight
11:45 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Enter the WRTI Beethoven Contest!

Five Questions to Test Your Beethoven Knowledge

Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9

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WRTI Spotlight
10:29 am
Sun November 20, 2011

A Classical Thanksgiving on WRTI

Get ready for a Thanksgiving day filled with the sounds of American music during classical hours. We'll play a traditional array of works by American composers, including Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein, and more. On November 25th, and 26th you'll hear music written and/or performed by some of the leading musical families of the past 300 years. Join us!

From the Bach family, the Scarlatti family, the Viennese Strausses, the Jarve family of conductors and others, it will be a great family event.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of your friends at WRTI.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:09 am
Sun November 20, 2011

Giving Thanks for Jazz Standards

Join us on November 24th and 25th during jazz hours for a splendidly "standard" Thanksgiving; we'll page through the Great American Songbook to celebrate one of the great American holidays. From Gershwin and Porter compositions to tunes that the jazz giants made standard, the music will be the perfect companion to your Thanksgiving feast.

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WRTI Spotlight
11:50 am
Mon November 14, 2011

From The Top Local Musicans: On WRTI!

Two young musicians from our community will be featured on FROM THE TOP on Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm: 18-year-old trumpeter Jacob Hernandez and 16-year-old violinist Amy Semes. Don't miss it!

Join us for a very special edition of From the Top! The show broadcasts from the Ocean City, NJ Music Pier (recorded this past August 30th), featuring Jacob Hernandez from Philadelphia, and Amy Semes from Broomall.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
9:35 am
Sat November 5, 2011

Works by Lili Boulanger, Vivian Fine, and Florence Price

Nadia Boulanger is well known to musicians, being the Parisian teacher of many American composers, most notably Aaron Copland. But her younger sister, Lili, excelled as a composer despite battling sickness most of her life. She eventually succumbed to Crohn's Disease at the much-too-young age of 24.


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WRTI Spotlight
2:05 pm
Fri November 4, 2011

Opera Day on November 12th

Join us for...An Unforgettable Day at the Opera!

Listen between 6 am and 6 pm on Saturday, November 12th

You're invited to a spectacular 12-hour day of opera featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in a historic Met Opera recording of Verdi's IL TROVATORE at 1 pm with tenor Franco Corelli and soprano Leontyne Price. Hosted by WRTI's Rolf Charlston, Jill Pasternak, Jack Moore, Jim Cotter, and Susan Lewis, this special day will also showcase some wonderful thank-you gifts, and include some fun surprises.

WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Opera Around the Globe Contest

Milan's La Scala...London's Royal Opera House...Barcelona's Gran Teatre de Liceu. Enter our Opera Around the Globe Contest on WRTI's Opera Day, November 12th between 6 am and 6 pm, and you could win 10 tickets to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's live screenings of four operas from these revered opera houses, and more!

Here are the Contest Details...You Could Win:

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WRTI Spotlight
10:01 am
Thu October 27, 2011

It's Yannick Week!

WRTI presents a weeklong celebration of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Join us each day this week, from November 7th to the 11th, to hear Yannick's recordings of music by Mahler, Beethoven, Debussy, Bruckner, and more. We'll also hear from the maestro himself! He'll be in the WRTI studios sharing his musical philosophy and his vision for the Philadelphia Orchestra. It's a unique, Yannick week of music. Don't miss it!

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WRTI Spotlight
9:12 am
Tue October 25, 2011

A Musical Halloween Treat

Join us for an eery morning and afternoon of music on October 31st, including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, Liszt's Totentanz, Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice, and more...guaranteed to be spooky and scary!

Happy Halloween!

Watch and Listen: Edvard Grieg's "In The Hall of The Mountain King" from Peer Gynt

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