Lesley Valdes http://wrti.org en Art Review: SHIPWRECK! Winslow Homer and 'The Life Line' http://wrti.org/post/art-review-shipwreck-winslow-homer-and-life-line <p>WRTI's Lesley Valdes provides the back story of Winslow Homer's <strong><em><a href="http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/749.html" target="_blank">The Life Line</a></em></strong>, which is on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a special exhibition that runs from September 22 - December 16, 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:00:57 +0000 Lesley Valdes 4467 at http://wrti.org Art Review: SHIPWRECK! Winslow Homer and 'The Life Line' Theater Review: RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE http://wrti.org/post/theater-review-red-eye-havre-de-grace <p>This avant-garde musical about the last days in the life of Edgar Allan Poe is reviewed by WRTI's Lesley Valdes. Presented in the 2012 Live Arts Festival. Directed by Thaddeus Phillips.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:39:22 +0000 Lesley Valdes 4464 at http://wrti.org Theater Review: RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE Opera Review: Russian Opera Workshop Vocalists in The Queen of Spades http://wrti.org/post/opera-review-russian-opera-workshop-vocalists-queen-spades <p>Thirteen emerging artists from all over the map came together this month in Center City to study the art of singing Russian opera with vocal coach Ghenady Meirson, a Curtis and AVA faculty member who founded the Russian Opera Workshop in 2011. The result was a concert performance of Tchaikovsky&#39;s <em>The Queen of Spades </em>(La Dame du Pique). WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes reviews the July 25th recital held at AVA.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 17:13:34 +0000 Lesley Valdes 4203 at http://wrti.org Opera Review: Russian Opera Workshop Vocalists in The Queen of Spades Film Review: Olympia Dukakis in CLOUDBURST http://wrti.org/post/film-review-olympia-dukakis-cloudburst <p>The Philadelphia QFest 2012 runs from July 12 to 23 featuring over 100 GLBT films from around the world. WRTI&rsquo;s Lesley Valdes was on the scene at the packed Ritz East on July 15th to view <em>Cloudburst</em> with Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, and Ryan Doucette. <a href="http://www.qfest.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Info about QFest</strong></a></p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:35:36 +0000 Lesley Valdes 4159 at http://wrti.org Film Review: Olympia Dukakis in CLOUDBURST Theater Review: Arden Theatre Company's TULIPOMANIA, The Musical http://wrti.org/post/theater-review-arden-theatre-companys-tulipomania-musical <p>WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes fills you in on Michael Ogborn&#39;s new musical that marks the first musical commissioned by the Arden Theatre Company. <a href="http:// http://www.ardentheatre.org/2012/tulipomania.html" target="_blank"><strong>Runs through July 1<sup>st</sup> at the Arden Theatre. </strong></a></p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:34:33 +0000 Lesley Valdes 3963 at http://wrti.org Theater Review: Arden Theatre Company's TULIPOMANIA, The Musical Theater Review: Lantern Theater Company's THE ISLAND http://wrti.org/post/theater-review-lantern-theater-companys-island <p>WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes reviews this vivid portrait of Apartheid-era struggle by Tony Award-winners Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona.&nbsp; THE ISLAND is at Philadelphia&#39;s St. Stephen&#39;s Theater until June 10th. <a href="http://www.lanterntheater.org/2012/theisland.html" target="_blank"><strong>More information here.</strong></a></p> Thu, 24 May 2012 19:09:02 +0000 Lesley Valdes 3905 at http://wrti.org Theater Review: Lantern Theater Company's THE ISLAND Concert Review: Symphony in C with Augustin Hadelich http://wrti.org/post/concert-review-symphony-c-augustin-hadelich <p>WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes reviews Symphony in C&#39;s May 5th&nbsp;performance featuring works by Ligeti, Dvoark, and Zane. Maestro Rossen Milanov was on the podium. Violinist Augustin Hadelich was soloist.</p><p><a href="http://symphonyinc.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Information about Symphony in C</strong></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:55:47 +0000 Lesley Valdes 3826 at http://wrti.org Concert Review: Symphony in C with Augustin Hadelich Concert Review: Tchaikovsky BEYOND THE SCORE with The Fabulous Philadelphians http://wrti.org/post/concert-review-tchaikovsky-beyond-score-fabulous-philadelphians <p>WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes reviews The Philadelphia Orchestra&#39;s Beyond the Score multi-media production featuring Tchaikovsky&#39;s Symphony No. 4</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:14:22 +0000 Lesley Valdes 3791 at http://wrti.org Concert Review: Tchaikovsky BEYOND THE SCORE with The Fabulous Philadelphians Concert Review: The Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds http://wrti.org/post/concert-review-pennsylvania-symphonic-winds <p>WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes reviews the <a href="http://www.pennsylvaniasymphonicwinds.org/home.htm" target="_blank"><strong>Pennsylvania Symphonic Wind&#39;s</strong></a> April 14th concert at the University and Whist Club in Wilmington. Founded in 2008, the ensemble is comprised of woodwind, brass, and percussion players, and performs a wide array of music including classical favorites, 21st-century masterpieces, show tunes, and original compositions. Phil Evans is music director.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:16:25 +0000 Lesley Valdes 3774 at http://wrti.org Concert Review: The Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds Theater Review: Philadelphia Theatre Company's The Outgoing Tide http://wrti.org/post/theater-review-philadelphia-theatre-companys-outgoing-tide <p>WRTI&#39;s Lesley Valdes reviews Bruce Graham&#39;s play that tackles tough truths. <em>The Outgoing Tide </em>is at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre through April 22nd.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:42:02 +0000 Lesley Valdes 3730 at http://wrti.org Theater Review: Philadelphia Theatre Company's The Outgoing Tide