WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
2:36 pm
Sat November 14, 2009

Old Jazz Favorites for Thanksgiving


Join Bob Perkins on Wednesday, November 25th at 6 pm as he kicks off the holiday with your favorite jazz classics; BP will keep you company as you stuff that turkey! These "oldies but goodies" will continue through Thanksgiving Day to add the right degree of warmth and coziness to your holiday gathering. Celebrate the holiday with WRTI as we give thanks for the artists who have made jazz into such an incredible art form.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:30 pm
Sat November 7, 2009

Works by Salomon Jadassohn and Gloria Coates

American composer Gloria Coates has been living in Munich, Germany since 1969.

Works by American Composer Gloria Coates and German Composer Salomon Jadassohn

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is November 9th, 2009. Inspired by this historic event, the American composer Gloria Coates (who has lived in Germany for years) dedicated her seventh symphony "to those who brought down the Wall in PEACE." Salomon Jadassohn was an eminent composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher in Germany. Although he died in 1902, his works were still banned by anti-Semitic followers of Wagner in the 1930s. Fortunately, his music (ironically influenced by Wagner) is beginning to be heard once again. Read more...

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WRTI Spotlight
2:48 pm
Thu November 5, 2009

A Day at The Opera on WRTI


Saturday, November 14

6 am to 6 pm


Join us for 12 hours of operatic delight featuring beloved arias, choruses, and ballet excerpts culminating in an unforgettable broadcast of Turandot at 1 pm. Hosted by WRTI's own Dave Conant, Jill Pasternak, Jack Moore, Jim Cotter, Windsor Johnston, and Susan Lewis, this special day will also showcase some wonderful thank-you gifts, and include some fun surprises...

We guarantee that you'll be saying "BRAVO and BRAVA" throughout the day!

Highlights Include:

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WRTI Spotlight
12:11 pm
Sat October 31, 2009

Honoring Count Basie on WRTI: November 2nd to 8th


Join us during jazz hours as we bring you a swingin' tribute to the iconic bandleader, pianist, and composer.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:05 pm
Sun October 18, 2009

Goblins and Ghouls on WRTI: October 30th and 31st


Hauntingly beautiful music will set the mood for Halloween. Tune in on Friday, October 30th between 6 am and 6 pm, and October 31st between 6:30 and 11 am when WRTI brings you works with a frightful touch, including Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, and arias from Gounod's Faust.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:07 pm
Sat October 3, 2009

Influential American Composers Victor Herbert and George Whitefield Chadwick

Works by Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931)

Two composers lose parents early on. One receives his musical education on another continent with the blessing of a supportive grandfather, and the other begins to eke out a living in music after his stepfather refuses to help. They soon become two of the most important and influential American musicians of their generation.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:15 pm
Thu October 1, 2009

WRTI Announces New Frequency in Chester County


For listeners in Coatesville, West Chester, Thorndale, Downingtown, Kennett Square, and almost all of western Chester County, there's reason to celebrate. A new WRTI frequency is now up and running. It's WRTJ, and can be found at 89.3 on the FM dial.

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WRTI Spotlight
12:29 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

New Release of Mahler's <i>Symphony of a Thousand</i>


Friday, September 11

12 noon

Just in time to mark the anniversary of the world premiere of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the so-called "Symphony of a Thousand," we'll broadcast a brand-new recording, just released on August 25th, of this gargantuan work with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the San Francisco Symphony, soloists and choruses.

Recording this work was an enormous undertaking.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:45 pm
Sat September 5, 2009

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

Maurice Wright has been Professor of Composition at Temple University for more than 20 years, and has many commissions, recordings, and national awards to his name.

Works by Romeo Cascarino and Maurice Wright

On this episode, we start off our 8th season on WRTI by listening to three works by two composers with Philadelphia connections.

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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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