WRTI Spotlight

ENCORE!
3:56 am
Sun May 20, 2012

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on ENCORE!

It's Beethoven, Mozart, and Faure on this month's broadcast - Sunday, May 20th, from 5 to 6 pm. Dirk Brossé conducts The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

PROGRAM:
Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A minor, Op. 92
Fauré: Pavane, Op. 50

Lyric Opera of Chicago
12:54 pm
Sat May 19, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR on May 19

Join us on Saturday, May 19th, from 1 to 4 pm for Lyric Opera of Chicago's bel canto favorite, Lucia di Lammermoor. In Scotland, Lucia and Edgardo are breathlessly, desperately in love - but their two clans are bitter rivals. Lucia’s villainous brother Enrico sets out to kill his young sister’s romance. And he deploys every devious device he can muster, including lies, forgery, and, finally, the false revelation of Edgardo’s infidelity. Little wonder that Lucia is mentally crushed and destroyed, driven to madness and murder before she dies of a broken heart.

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The Bridge
3:29 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Danny Kramer and Francesca Gershwin on The Bridge

Tonight, host J. Michael Harrison features the tale of Two Dannys and a Francesca. It's an interview with painter Danny Simmons during the 11 pm hour, and then a conversation with jazz pianist Daniel Kramer and singer Francesca Gershwin, grand-niece of George Gershwin. Listen in on a live performance and a chat.

Hot 11 Jazz Countdown
11:45 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, May 14, 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. Eyal Vilner Big Band - Night FlightINTRODUCING THE EYAL VILNER BIG BAND

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Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig
7:08 am
Sun May 13, 2012

Big Band Jazz with Bob Craig: Woody Herman, Harry James, Gil Evans

A great hour of music planned for Sunday, May 13th from 7 to 8 pm. Big Band giants in the birthday spotlight this week include Woody Herman and Harry James. We'll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gil Evans. Plus, you'll hear a few exciting new releases. Don't miss it!

Lyric Opera of Chicago
7:42 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN on May 12 at 1 pm

It's time for the Lyric Opera of Chicago series on WRTI! We begin with Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffman, sung in French, with a fabulous cast. Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 1 to 5 pm.

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ENCORE!
7:36 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Symphony in C on ENCORE!

It's works by Ligeti, Dvorak, and Roger Zare on Sunday, May 13th from 3 to 5 pm. Rossen Milanov conducts Symphony in C. Violinist Augustin Hadelich is soloist. Roger Zare was the winner of the ensemble's 2012 Young Composers' Competition.

Program:
Roger Zare:  Green Flash
Georgy Ligeti:  Violin Concerto
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"

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ENCORE!
11:43 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Indianapolis On-The-Air on ENCORE!

On Sunday, May 13th, from 5 to 6 pm on ENCORE!, it's Raymond Leppard: A Life in Music - another special program from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Topics include: a gift for the Royal Children, a friendship with the Queen Mother, and a gift for the Queen.

Program:
Elgar: Nursery Suite
Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune
Foote: Pizzicato and Adagietto
Grieg: "Nocturne" from Lyric Suite
Beethoven: "Turkish March" from The Ruins of Athens

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown
11:55 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Jazz Hot 11 Countdown, May 7, 2012

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

This week's Hot 11:

1. Bria Skonberg - So Is the Day - SO IS THE DAY

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AVA on WRTI
6:57 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Academy of Vocal Arts: L'elisir d'amore on May 6th at 2 pm

Tune in on for a special treat on Sunday, May 6th from 2 to 5 pm - Donizetti's lighthearted comedy The Elixir of Love, featuring the opera stars of the future singing this charming bel canto favorite - which includes the famous aria "Una furtiva lagrima."

This production is set at the end of World War II in Southern Italy, 1945.  The war is nearly over and love is in the air! Beautiful and rich, Adina, the village librarian is pursued by a handsome soldier and adored from afar by the lowly library caretaker. Will a magic potion even the odds?   

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