WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
9:06 am
Wed September 2, 2009

Riverwalk Jazz: A Night at Nick's - Hot Jazz in the Big Apple


Sunday, September 6

6 to 7 pm


The Jim Cullum Jazz Band takes you back in time to the legendary jazz nightclub, Nick's Steak House in Greenwich Village. For more than three decades, from the 30's to the 60's, veteran jazzmen such as Bobby Hackett, Eddie Condon, Mugsy Spanier and Pee Wee Russell played, and crowds gathered at "the place" in downtown Manhattan to hear classic hot, improvised jazz.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:02 pm
Fri August 28, 2009

Celebrate Johann Pachelbel's Birthday


Tuesday, September 1

6 am to 6 pm

Tune in to hear Pachelbel's famous Canon in D, with the Gigue that he wrote to be paired with it, along with some of his works for organ.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:02 pm
Mon August 3, 2009

WRTI's 2009 Tech Survey - Your Opinion Matters

We value your opinion.


Here it is! The Second Annual WRTI Tech Survey is ready, and your feedback is essential.

In our ongoing effort to provide you with the best classical music and jazz programming, we've stayed in step with the public radio technology landscape. Perhaps you've taken advantage of our HD Radio multicasting? Or maybe you've listened to WRTI via our two full-time web streams? And have you explored our website and experienced our podcasts, on-demand audio, and other content? We'd like to find out if you have, and what your experience has been like.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
11:51 am
Sat August 1, 2009

Works by French Composers Camille Saint-Saens and Paul Jeanjean

Camille Saint-Saens in 1915

Works by Camille Saint-Saens and Paul Jeanjean

On this all-French program we feature three solo instruments with orchestra, or is it four? Camille Saint-Sa?ns and Paul Jeanjean bring us pieces for violin solo, piano solo, and two different kinds of horn - with valves and without valves, the so-called "natural" horn.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:38 pm
Mon July 27, 2009

Scranton Jazz Festival Interviews

Maureen Malloy will interview some of the stars set to perform at this year's Scranton Jazz festival on August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 9:30 pm.


On August 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 9:30 pm, tune in when Maureen Malloy interviews some of the artists scheduled to perform at this year's Scranton Jazz Festival, which takes place on August 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Featured guests include members of the Duke Ellington Legacy Band, vibe man and bandleader Dave Samuels (of Caribbean Jazz Project fame) and drummer Marko Marcinko. Evey year people flock to Scranton from far and wide to hear world-class jazz - WRTI will sneak you a peak at what to expect.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:11 pm
Wed July 15, 2009

JAZZ: The 1959 Sound


This has been an important year for jazz anniversaries: Blue Note turned 70, Prestige turned 60 and, of course, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue turned 50. All of these accomplished innovators have one thing in common - they were turning out extremely influential jazz in the year 1959.

On Sunday, July 26th at 7 pm, WRTI presents a one-hour program highlighting some of the classic recordings from that magical year.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:20 pm
Sat July 4, 2009

Works by Russian Composer Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894)

Anton Rubinstein changed the face of Russia with an educational system that continues to produce generations of musicians.

Works by Anton Rubinstein

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Mon June 29, 2009

Musical Fireworks on July 4th Weekend


All-American Weekend During Classical Music Hours


Great Singers and Big Swingers Weekend During Jazz Hours


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WRTI Spotlight
1:09 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Met Opera Nat'l Council Auditions Final Concert on WRTI: Sunday, June 28

Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor from Durham, North Carolina, was one of the finalists in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions final concert.


Hear the "Creme de la Creme" of North America's young opera singers compete in the final concert that ends the long, competitive journey to the fabled Metropolitan Opera stage in New York City.

Eight finalists, between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, were selected from nearly 1,800 singers who participated in the auditions. They competed in The Grand Finals Concert last February at Lincoln Center. WRTI presents a recording of the concert on Sunday, June 28th from 3 to 5 pm.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:23 am
Sat June 13, 2009

Works by Norwegian Composer and Pianist Edvard Grieg on His Birthday: Monday, June 15


Throughout the day, WRTI brings you works by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), the Norwegian classical music icon. Renowned as a nationalist composer, Grieg's many short pieces for piano - often based on Norwegian folk tunes and dances - led some to call him the "Chopin of the North."

"Norwegian folk life, Norwegian sagas, Norwegian history, and above all Norwegian nature have had a profound influence on my creative work ever since my youth." - Edvard Grieg, 1900

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