WRTI Spotlight

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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The first Sunday of each month
6:52 am
Sun May 6, 2012

Wanamaker Organ Hour: May 6th at 5 pm

It's a special hour of organ music featuring Peter Richard Conte performing works by Bernstein, Elgar, and Jongen on the massive Wanamaker Organ on Sunday, May 5th from 5 to 6 pm . Mr. Conte is the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ, Macy's Philadelphia. Your host is WRTI's Jill Pasternak.

PROGRAM:

Leonard Bernstein: Candide Overture
(transcribed for organ by Peter Richard Conte)

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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

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