Remembering Jazz Ambassador and WRTI Host Jeff Duperon

All of us in the WRTI family are deeply saddened to report that our dear friend and colleague, Jeff Duperon, lost his battle with cancer today, June 17th, 2019.

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Join us Wednesday, June 19th at 12:10 PM to hear artists from the Serafin Ensemble play music from the Baroque to the Romantic eras, to highlight their upcoming concerts at the brand-new Serafin Summer Music Festival in Wilmington, Delaware from June 20th to 30th.

June 17, 2019. Pianist Larry Fuller is a guy who’s truly just happy to be here. This is not to suggest complacency—quite the opposite, actually. It suggests perspective. Taking nothing for granted and treating the opportunity to play music for a living as a privilege—that’s what comes through with the utmost force when learning about Larry Fuller and listening to his music.

Updated on Jun. 17 at 11:41 a.m.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) musicians, carrying signs reading "Fair Play for World Class Musicians," have begun picketing in front of their artistic home, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, as the orchestra's management has locked out its players.

Comprised of four violin concertos written by Antonio Vivaldi in 1723, The Four Seasons is probably the Baroque composer's best-known work. Each of the four concerti is based on a sonnet —supposedly written by Vivaldi himself. Each sonnet is divided into three sections (fast, slow, fast), which correspond with the three movements in each concerto. Read the "Summer" sonnet and listen to each movement of The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)

June 10, 2019. Four Women is not just the debut album of pianist Samantha Ege, it’s a window onto a labor of love. A British artist of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage, Ege has dedicated the last several years of her life to amplifying under-represented women composers—both Europeans and African-Americans— inlcuding Florence Price, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Ethel Bilsland, and Margaret Bonds.

Rider University

Join us on Saturday, June 15th from 4 to 6 PM to hear the GRAMMY-winning choir, The Crossing, sing "For Joe," a recollection honoring the life of Joseph Flummerfelt, the distinguished American choral conductor who passed away on March 1st at age 82.

Vegamusic- USA

June 10, 2019. Drummer Akira Tana and his quartet, Otonowa (Sound Circle), are doing for Japanese standards what jazz musicians have been doing for American standards for years: respecting their past and infusing them with cool. And that’s exactly what they’ve done with Ai San San (Love’s Radiance), their third album dedicated to aiding those devastated by 2011’s earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan.

Chuck Moses

Join us every Sunday throughout the month of June from 4 to 6 PM on WRTI 90.1 to hear concerts from the 2018-2019 season of Symphony in C, the Mid-Atlantic region’s training orchestra, recorded live in the Gordon Theater on the Rutgers University-Camden campus. 

Dayramir Gonzalez

Cuban-born pianist Dayramir Gonzalez and his trio brought the house down during a performance in Philadelphia last July featuring music from his 2018 release, The Grand ConcourseThe winner of three Cubadisco awards joins J. Michael Harrison in the WRTI Performance Studio on Friday, June 14th at 4 PM in advance of his highly anticipated return to @exuberance that evening.

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Although you may not realize that it was first composed as a military march, you’ll instantly recognize one of Sir Edward Elgar’s most popular works, "Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D." Especially the nearly two-minute middle section so commonly associated with graduation. 

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June 17, 2019. Pianist Larry Fuller is a guy who’s truly just happy to be here. This is not to suggest complacency—quite the opposite, actually. It suggests perspective. Taking nothing for granted and treating the opportunity to play music for a living as a privilege—that’s what comes through with the utmost force when learning about Larry Fuller and listening to his music.

June 17, 2019. For a guy associated with the levity and comedic flourish of 19th-century French operetta (think Moulin Rouge and the "can-can"), Jacques Offenbach and his “militaire” cello concerto may come as a bit of a surprise to some classical listeners.

June 10, 2019. Four Women is not just the debut album of pianist Samantha Ege, it’s a window onto a labor of love. A British artist of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage, Ege has dedicated the last several years of her life to amplifying under-represented women composers—both Europeans and African-Americans— inlcuding Florence Price, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Ethel Bilsland, and Margaret Bonds.

Vegamusic- USA

June 10, 2019. Drummer Akira Tana and his quartet, Otonowa (Sound Circle), are doing for Japanese standards what jazz musicians have been doing for American standards for years: respecting their past and infusing them with cool. And that’s exactly what they’ve done with Ai San San (Love’s Radiance), their third album dedicated to aiding those devastated by 2011’s earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan.

Getty Images/Skodonell

Although you may not realize that it was first composed as a military march, you’ll instantly recognize one of Sir Edward Elgar’s most popular works, "Pomp and Circumstance, March No. 1 in D." Especially the nearly two-minute middle section so commonly associated with graduation. 

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