Eric Brannon http://wrti.org en Beethoven & Phila. Orchestra--Soprano Ailyn Perez on the Rise--American Swedish Historical Museum http://wrti.org/post/beethoven-phila-orchestra-soprano-ailyn-perez-rise-american-swedish-historical-museum <p>Susan Lewis explores the life and music of Beethoven, whose music continues to enthrall modern audiences, and is now featured in three weeks of programs at The Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns reports on the rise and rise of Ailyn Perez. The soprano, whose career began in Philadelphia, recently starred in the Royal Opera House's production of <i>La Traviata</i>.</p> <p>Eric Brannon takes us to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:58:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, David Patrick Stearns & Eric Brannon 2689 at http://wrti.org Beethoven & Phila. Orchestra--Soprano Ailyn Perez on the Rise--American Swedish Historical Museum The Fabulous Philadelphians in Europe--Inside Philly Fringe Festival--Movement Brigade's Dance http://wrti.org/post/fabulous-philadelphians-europe-inside-philly-fringe-festival-movement-brigades-dance <p>David Patrick Stearns reports from the Philadelphia Orchestra's tour of Europe.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Nick Stuccio, who is the producing director of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.</p> <p>Eric Brannon takes us to <i>Constants</i> - a new site-specific production by the Philadelphia dance company, Movement Brigade. <i>Constants</i> is performed on, and explores the history of, the Schuylkill River.</p> Sat, 03 Sep 2011 15:36:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Jim Cotter & Eric Brannon 2595 at http://wrti.org The Fabulous Philadelphians in Europe--Inside Philly Fringe Festival--Movement Brigade's Dance Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Virtual Public Art Project in Philadelphia--An Ella Fitzgerald Profile http://wrti.org/post/composer-diego-luzuriaga-virtual-public-art-project-philadelphia-ella-fitzgerald-profile <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer, Diego Luzuriaga.</p> <p>Eric Brannon considers a virtual public art exhibition in Philadelphia viewable only through the screens of smart phones.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.</p> Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:12:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Eric Brannon & Susan Lewis 2591 at http://wrti.org Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Virtual Public Art Project in Philadelphia--An Ella Fitzgerald Profile Insect Illustrations (ANS)--Maestro Jaap Van Zweden--Historical Musical Devices at Pennypacker Mills http://wrti.org/post/insect-illustrations-ans-maestro-jaap-van-zweden-historical-musical-devices-pennypacker-mills <p>Susan Lewis explores an exhibition of the insect illustrations of a world-renowned entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Dutch-born music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap Van Zweden.</p> <p>Eric Brannon takes us to Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville, PA for an exhibition of historical mechanical musical devices - the forebearers of modern electronic appliances such as the CD player and the iPod.</p> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 15:03:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, David Patrick Stearns & Eric Brannon 2584 at http://wrti.org Insect Illustrations (ANS)--Maestro Jaap Van Zweden--Historical Musical Devices at Pennypacker Mills James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego http://wrti.org/post/james-braley-life-marital-institution-real-george-washington-painter-william-t-trego <p>Jim Cotter speaks with storyteller James Braley about his one-man show, <i>Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour</i>), now at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia through July 16th.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.</p> <p>Eric Brannon profiles William T. Trego. The Michener Museum in Doylestown is hosting the first-ever retrospective of the little-remembered Pennsylvania Victorian-era painter.</p> Thu, 07 Jul 2011 14:11:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & Eric Brannon 2568 at http://wrti.org James Braley on LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION--The REAL George Washington--Painter William T. Trego Local Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Public Art Exhibition Via Smart Phones--Ella Fitzgerald Snapshot http://wrti.org/post/local-composer-diego-luzuriaga-public-art-exhibition-smart-phones-ella-fitzgerald-snapshot <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga.</p> <p>Eric Brannon considers a Philadelphia public art exhibition viewable only through the screens of smart phones.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.</p> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:55:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Eric Brannon & Susan Lewis 2556 at http://wrti.org Local Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Public Art Exhibition Via Smart Phones--Ella Fitzgerald Snapshot Victorian-Era Painter William T. Trego--Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder--Evolution of Hist. Society of PA http://wrti.org/post/victorian-era-painter-william-t-trego-pianist-rudolf-buchbinder-evolution-hist-society-pa <p>Eric Brannon profiles William T. Trego. The Michener Museum in Doylestown is hosting the first-ever retrospective of the little-remembered Pennsylvania Victorian-era painter.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with the Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the beginnings, evolution, and contemporary mission of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.</p> Sat, 11 Jun 2011 15:29:00 +0000 Eric Brannon, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2552 at http://wrti.org Victorian-Era Painter William T. Trego--Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder--Evolution of Hist. Society of PA Philadelphia's American Swedish Historical Museum--Pianist Helene Grimaud--Hedgerow Theater http://wrti.org/post/philadelphias-american-swedish-historical-museum-pianist-helene-grimaud-hedgerow-theater <p>Ahead of a royal visit and the opening of a new gallery space, Eric Brannon takes us to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with French pianist Helene Grimaud.</p> <p>Susan Lewis profiles Hedgerow Theater in suburban Philadelphia, which has been forging its own unique artistic path since 1923.</p> Sat, 04 Jun 2011 16:57:00 +0000 Eric Brannon, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2548 at http://wrti.org Philadelphia's American Swedish Historical Museum--Pianist Helene Grimaud--Hedgerow Theater AVA Resident Artist Michelle Johnson--Smartphone Public Art--Lenape Exhibition at Penn Museum http://wrti.org/post/ava-resident-artist-michelle-johnson-smartphone-public-art-lenape-exhibition-penn-museum <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles soprano Michelle Johnson. The Metropolitan Opera 2011 National Council Audition Winner sings Donna Anna in the Academy of Vocal Arts' production of Mozart's <i>Don Giovanni,</i> opening on Saturday, April 30th.</p> <p>Eric Brannon considers a Philadelphia public art exhibition viewable only through the screens of smartphones.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to the Penn Museum's exhibition about generations of Pennsylvanians who kept their Lenape identity secret for two centuries.</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 15:42:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Eric Brannon & Susan Lewis 2526 at http://wrti.org AVA Resident Artist Michelle Johnson--Smartphone Public Art--Lenape Exhibition at Penn Museum Playwright Rogelio Martinez's Wanamaker's Pursuit--PIFA 2011-- Pennypacker Mills--James MacMillan http://wrti.org/post/playwright-rogelio-martinezs-wanamakers-pursuit-pifa-2011-pennypacker-mills-james-macmillan <p>Jim Cotter speaks with playwright Rogelio Martinez. The Arden Theatre presents the world-premiere production of his <i>Wanamaker's Pursuit</i> as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). </p> <p>Susan Lewis considers two early 20th-century artists whose work in Paris has inspired collaborations in this year's PIFA.</p> <p>Eric Brannon takes us to Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville, PA for an exhibition of historical mechanical musical devices - the forefathers of modern electronic appliances such as the CD player and the iPod.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the Scottish composer James MacMillan.</p> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 15:33:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Eric Brannon & Susan Lewis 2520 at http://wrti.org Playwright Rogelio Martinez's Wanamaker's Pursuit--PIFA 2011-- Pennypacker Mills--James MacMillan