The WRTI Fall Member Campaign is over...and it was a big SUCCESS! You came through, as always, with the vital support needed to keep WRTI strong. Over 2,400 new and renewing members invested in classical music and jazz on public radio - for our entire community to enjoy. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Listen to the San Francisco Opera's Complete "Ring" Cycle on WRTI
On consecutive Saturdays at 1 pm, from September 24th to October 15th, tune in to hear Richard Wagner's epic four-opera cycle "Ring of the Nibelung." Recorded in June and July of this year, the performances were critically acclaimed. Don't miss it!
Das Rheingold on September 24 - Die Walkure on October 1 - Siegfried on October 8 - Gotterdammerung on October 15 (at 12:30 pm)
Live Video Webcast: Trinity Wall Street Church Choral Concert
Remember to Love: Let Us Love One Another with a Sincere Heart: a choral concert at the historic Trinity Wall Street church near Ground Zero. Watch violinist Gil Shaham, soprano Angela Meade, and six choirs from New York, Washington, DC, and PA perform music by Faure, Bach, Brahms, and more.
Remembering September 11th: NYC's Wordless Music Orchestra at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur. Listen to the world-premiere orchestration by Maxim Moston of William Basinski's The Disintegration Loops, and more.
"I've been searching for these all my career!" The conductor from Argentina gazed at the more than 100 Latin-American scores on the desks around him at the Fleisher Collection - just a fraction of the works found by Nicolas Slonimsky in Central and South America. Gabriel Castagna had flown to Philadelphia to study these, and he couldn't believe his eyes.
From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, will be at the Ocean City Music Pier - right on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ - on Wednesday, August 31st at 8 pm.
Take a trip down the shore to see a live taping of the show, featuring extraordinary young classical musicians from our region and across the country. They're sure to delight you with amazing performances and charming personal stories. What a great way to end the summer!
Ignaz Pleyel had three strikes against him during the French Revolution. He was rich, he was a foreigner, and he worked for the Church. He was exactly the type of person for whom the Reign of Terror sharpened its guillotines. Even worse: he was an artist. Different despots use different tactics, but artists are usually among their first targets.
Comprised of four violin concertos written by Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work.
Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet - supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto.
Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each part of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)