German Society of Pennsylvania http://wrti.org en A New Opera in Honor of German Society's 250th Anniversary http://wrti.org/post/new-opera-honor-german-societys-250th-anniversary <div><p>Among the earliest settlers to the new world, those of German origin have made a strong imprint on the Philadelphia area. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, an organization that celebrates the history and legacy of Pennsylvania Germans is celebrating a landmark anniversary with a new opera.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 7021 at http://wrti.org A New Opera in Honor of German Society's 250th Anniversary PRISM Quartet--BlobFest--Philly's Historical Interpreters--German Soc. of PA's Hardy Von Auenmueller http://wrti.org/post/prism-quartet-blobfest-phillys-historical-interpreters-german-soc-pas-hardy-von-auenmueller <p>As PRISM Quartet celebrates its 25th anniversary, David Patrick Stearns profiles the all-saxophone group that has built a repertoire of more than 100 pieces.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at the way Phoenixville is reinventing itself through arts, culture, and entertainment. The former mill town is getting set to stage its 11th annual BlobFest - an event that kicks off with a reenactment of a scene from <i>The Blob</i>, the 1958 horror movie that made the Colonial Theater famous.</p> <p>Tom Keels spends time with some of Philadelphia's historical interpreters as they approach their busiest time of year.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with board chairman of the German Society of Pennsylvania, Hardy Von Auenmueller.</p> Fri, 02 Jul 2010 19:00:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter & Tom Keels 2372 at http://wrti.org PRISM Quartet--BlobFest--Philly's Historical Interpreters--German Soc. of PA's Hardy Von Auenmueller German Soc. of PA Concert Featuring Amer. Virtuosi--Bach's Brandenburg Concertos--Arts and Aging http://wrti.org/post/german-soc-pa-concert-featuring-amer-virtuosi-bachs-brandenburg-concertos-arts-and-aging <p>We pay a visit to the German Society of Pennsylvania. The American Virtuosi plays music by Bach, Chopin, and Tchaikovsky in the final concert in the society's concert season.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, as Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia-based baroque orchestra, gets set to wrap up its season-long cycle of the works.</p> <p>And as part of National Older Americans Month, we explore arts and aging.</p> Sat, 15 May 2010 20:22:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2348 at http://wrti.org German Soc. of PA Concert Featuring Amer. Virtuosi--Bach's Brandenburg Concertos--Arts and Aging