Frederic Chopin http://wrti.org en Chopin and Ballet--Curtis Opera Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra--Philadelphia on Stone http://wrti.org/post/chopin-and-ballet-curtis-opera-theatres-antony-and-cleopatra-philadelphia-stone <p>Susan Lewis considers why Chopin's music appeals to ballet choreographers, as Pennsylvania Ballet stages a trio of works on March 13 and 14, 2010 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 19th-century composer's birth.</p> <p>As part of celebrations of Samuel Barber's centenary, David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to performances of <i>Antony and Cleopatra</i> by the Curtis Opera Theatre.</p> <p>Tom Keels previews <i>Philadelphia on Stone</i>, a new exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia exploring how local lithographers have depicted their city from the 1800 to the present day.</p> Sat, 13 Mar 2010 16:52:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Tom Keels 2314 at http://wrti.org Chopin and Ballet--Curtis Opera Theatre's Antony and Cleopatra--Philadelphia on Stone Pianist Garrick Ohlsson http://wrti.org/post/pianist-garrick-ohlsson <p>Join Jill Pasternak for a candid interview with the distinguished pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.<br /> In celebration of Chopin's 200th Birthday that's coming up on March 1, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will host a performance by Ohlsson on January 19th at 8 pm at the Kimmel Center with an all-Chopin program.</p> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 20:20:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2282 at http://wrti.org Pianist Garrick Ohlsson