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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
With contributions from listeners like you - before June 30th - we'll raise the remaining $100,000 needed to end the year successfully.
All the great music you hear on WRTI is created with only 12 notes. Take one of those notes away and what's left? You have 11 notes. But much less music can be composed with just one fewer note. The dynamics of supporting WRTI work in a similar way. Your one pledge is as important to WRTI as every note in the musical scale is to a composer.
Tune in or listen online on Sunday June 7th from 7 to 8 pm when we honor the memory of "The King of Swing."
May 30th marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benny Goodman, born Benjamin David Goodman in Chicago in 1909. Mr. Goodman holds an iconic place in American culture - not only as a jazz legend, but also as a cultural ambassador and humanitarian.
WRTI pays homage to the great clarinetist and bandleader whose interest in music spanned both jazz and classical genres.