WRTI Spotlight

WRTI Spotlight
9:53 am
Mon May 31, 2010

Robert Schumann Bicentennial Celebration: Tuesday, June 8


German Romantic composer and influential music critic Robert Schumann was born 200 years ago, on June 8, 1810. We'll celebrate his bicentennial birthday with a day devoted to some of his best-loved symphonic, piano, and chamber music, plus some of his less-frequently heard compositions.

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WRTI Spotlight
3:51 pm
Sat May 22, 2010

American Music on Memorial Day Weekend


"Great Singers and Big Swingers" Through Memorial Day Weekend
You'll be swinging all weekend long during jazz hours with your favorite classic big bands and vocalists, plus some of the contemporary big bands and jazz orchestras that have recently been on our Jazz Hot 11 Countdown.

American Classical Music on Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 10 am to 3 pm

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WRTI Spotlight
2:28 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

The Spring Member Drive is Over: Thank You for Supporting the Music!


More than 2,588 members turned their passion into pledges during the Spring Membership Drive, contributing $243,984 to keep classical music and jazz alive on WRTI. The Drive was a success because of each and every person who decided to stand up for the music. Thank you to everyone who pledged!

If you missed your chance to make a contribution, it's not too late. Pledge now and we'll still say thank you with one of our fabulous Spring Membership Drive gifts.

Thank you again for making WRTI's Spring Drive a success!

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
11:59 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Native American Orchestral Works

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate is a fast-rising composer.

Works by Edward MacDowell, Curt Cacioppo, and Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

One of the ways to understand a nation's music is to listen to the music of its indigenous peoples. On this Discoveries we'll hear music written by, and inspired by, Native Americans.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
12:43 pm
Sat April 3, 2010

Works by Hugo Alfven - Swedish Painter of Sound

Works by Hugo Alfven

Composers write music about love all the time. Hugo Alfven - urbane, well-trained, and rising in all the right circles - began one such piece as a young man in his twenties. It so overwhelmed him, however, that 20 years later it had mutated into a craggy three-quarter-hour symphony of four movements played without break, a luxuriant, ardent, and stunning wordless tale of such power that some critics thought it too suggestive for public performance.

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WRTI Spotlight
10:24 am
Sun March 28, 2010

A Special Celebration of Jazz Giants Throughout April

Vocalist Julie London


April is Jazz Appreciation Month - and we're celebrating with special tributes to jazz artists at 7 pm, 10 pm, 1 am, and 4 am every day of April. Each week there will be a different theme.

Starting off with a rhythm-filled week of the finest drummers in jazz, we'll then move to the horn players, the pianists, and the masters of the reeds. In honor of Duke Ellington's birthday on the 29th, we'll showcase the great bandleaders. And finally, vocalists will serenade you through the weekends of April.

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WRTI Spotlight
2:37 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Nat King Cole Celebration on WRTI HD-2


Voices In Jazz
Sunday, March 14
On WRTI HD-2 and the All-Jazz Stream at wrti.org
3 to 6 pm

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WRTI Spotlight
11:26 am
Sat March 6, 2010

Honoring Women Composers in March


WRTI's Tribute to Women's History Month

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
10:42 am
Sat March 6, 2010

Works by Elinor Remick Warren

"Composer to the Stars" - Elinor Remick Warren

Works by Elinor Remick Warren

In this edition of Discoveries, we'll hear music by one of the leading American women composers of the mid-20th century. Elinor Remick Warren was also pianist to the stars, and the wife of a Hollywood producer. Solidly in the American Romantic tradition of Howard Hanson and Samuel Barber, there's also a streak of French impressionism shining through her music.

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WRTI Spotlight
4:48 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Anna Netrebko Stars in The Metropolitan Opera's <i>La Boheme</i> on WRTI

Soprano Anna Netrebko


Giacomo Puccini: La Boheme
Saturday, February 27
1 to 4:15 pm

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