David Lang http://wrti.org en A Summer's Day http://wrti.org/post/summers-day <p>Celebrate the solstice on <strong>Now Is the Time, Saturday, June 21st at 9 pm</strong> at wrti.org and WRTI-HD2. <em>Into Light</em> is Marilyn Shrude's orchestral paean to youth and possibility, and Lewis Spratlan outlines an entire day of activity—both fun and contemplative—ending with a starry night, in <em>A Summer's Day</em>. Looking at the evening sky reflected in Italy's Lake Como, Laura Elise Schwendinger asks <em>C’è la Luna Questa Sera?</em> ("is there a moon tonight?").<br /><br />As Monet painted the same scene in different light (including his Rouen Cathedral series from 1892-1893), Jennifer Higdon used materials from her <em>blue cathedral</em> in different ways in <em>Light Refracted</em> for clarinet, string trio, and piano. One of Brian Dykstra's piano rags is the deliciously floating <em>Sweet Daydreams</em>, and in <em>light moving</em>, David Lang provides an encore for Hilary Hahn.<br /> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:52:01 +0000 Kile Smith 7437 at http://wrti.org A Summer's Day Actor Yves Jacques--Philadelphia's Swedish Origins--Community-Based Public Art--Composer David Lang http://wrti.org/post/actor-yves-jacques-philadelphias-swedish-origins-community-based-public-art-composer-david-lang <p>Jim Cotter speaks with French-Canadian actor Yves Jacques. He stars in the East Coast premiere of Robert Lepage's latest one-man show, <i>The Andersen Project</i>.</p> <p>Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the power of community-based public art in a newly completed Fairmount Park Art Association project in North Philadelphia.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns previews a world-premiere performance by the Mendelssohn Club, at the Philadelphia Armory, of a work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.</p> Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:34:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2152 at http://wrti.org Actor Yves Jacques--Philadelphia's Swedish Origins--Community-Based Public Art--Composer David Lang