WRTI Spotlight

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
1:38 pm
Sat June 4, 2011

Works by Friedrich Gernsheim and Engelbert Humperdinck

We're going to pick up the thread from last month's Discoveries and follow it a bit further. Felix Mendelssohn convinced two friends of his, Ignaz Moscheles and Ferdinand David, to work with him in Leipzig. Moscheles and David both taught Friedrich Gernsheim. We'll hear his music, and that of one of his students, who has one of the more recognized names of any composer.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:20 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

THE MIKADO on WRTI

On Saturday, June 18th, from 1 to 3:30 pm, WRTI brings you the Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Gilbert and Sullivan's THE MIKADO. With an all-star cast including James Morris, Stephanie Blythe, and Toby Spence, and fabulous music that you'll be humming all day long, this popular operetta is not to be missed. Tune in!

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WRTI Spotlight
9:24 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Met Opera's DIE WALKURE on WRTI

Tune in on Saturday, May 14th at 12 noon to hear Wagner's DIE WALKURE, the last broadcast in the Metropolitan Opera's 2010/2011 Saturday radio broadcast season. James Levine conducts. Soprano Deborah Voigt sings Brunnhilde.


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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:01 pm
Wed May 4, 2011

Three Composers of Leipzig

Ignaz Moscheles

The famous pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles sat next to the 15-year-old boy on the piano bench, about to give a piano lesson as a favor to the boy's father. In less than a minute, Moscheles, a sensation on the continent, lionized in England, one of a handful of pianists vying for that ever-shifting "greatest" title, knew that he was "sitting next to a master, not a pupil." He had encountered prodigies before, but never had he seen anyone like Felix Mendelssohn.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:49 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

AVA's DON GIOVANNI on WRTI

Sunday, May 8

3 to 6 pm


Tune in to hear the last opera in the Academy of Vocal Arts' 2010/2011 season - Mozart's masterpiece, Don Giovanni. This broadcast features award-winning AVA artists, including soprano Michelle Johnson, a recent winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. AVA Music Director Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and cast.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:15 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

Gretchen Parlato: Stay In The Moment

Gretchen Parlato has been called the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson, and her delicate vocals won over the judges at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2004. Since then, Parlato has appeared on more than 50 recordings, and continues to build a following with tours throughout the U.S. and overseas. Her third album, The Lost and Found, was recently released.--NPR

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WRTI Spotlight
10:23 am
Tue March 29, 2011

CPB, NPR, WRTI: Connecting the Dots to Understand Public Radio Funding


What is the Corporation for Public Broadcasting? (CPB)

What is National Public Radio? (NPR)

How are they related to WRTI?


Are you under the impression that CPB and NPR are synonymous? They're not. Do you think that WRTI and other local public radio stations receive their funding from NPR? They don't. Many people find all of this confusing...especially in light of the attention public radio funding has been receiving in the media during the last few months. No worries. We're here to connect the dots.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:30 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Berks Jazz Fest


Some of the best jazz musicians in the world are about to descend on Reading, Pennsylvania from Friday, March 25 through Sunday, April 3. You'll be there, too, with WRTI.

Throughout the Berks Jazz Fest, tune in during our evening jazz shows as bassist Gerald Veasley phones in to Bob Perkins and Maureen Malloy to update us about the festival's bands and venues.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:59 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Classical and Jazz in the Grammys: A Few Surprises


The Grammy Awards were handed out in February, and a few surprises in the pop categories might interest you. And do you know who won the classical and jazz awards? We're here to fill you in. Some are newcomers - some are tried and true.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:12 pm
Mon March 7, 2011

Mardi Gras Celebration!



Tuesday, March 8

6 pm to midnight



In honor of Mardi Gras, WRTI presents music from the Crescent City's finest. Join Bob Perkins and Maureen Malloy as they bring the Fat Tuesday party to Philly!


Listen for quintessential New Orleans jazz from originators such as Louis Armstrong and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, plus those they've influenced from today's scene including Nicholas Payton and Jeremy Davenport.


So gather your krewe, grab some po'boys, and together we'll party all night long!

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