Matthew Glandorf en Outstanding Organists! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI: Feb. 16 at 5 PM <p>Dirk Brossé&nbsp;is joined by three acclaimed organists on this month's broadcast by <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.</strong></a> Matthew Glandorf, Alan Morrison, and Jeffrey Brillhart&nbsp;join the ensemble for works by Joseph Jongen, Josef Rheinberger, and Maestro Brossé.&nbsp; <strong>That's this Sunday, Feb. 16, 5 to 6 pm on WRTI.</strong> Join us!</p><p><strong>Program:</strong></p><p>Joseph Jongen: <em>Hymne</em>, Op. 78 (1924) - Matthew Glandorf, organ</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:40:55 +0000 Jack Moore 6994 at Outstanding Organists! The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI: Feb. 16 at 5 PM Bach@7: Musical Gems By The Baroque Master Performed Near Rittenhouse Square <p></p><p>J.S. Bach’s masterpieces, well-known to many listeners, include his Mass in B minor, the Goldberg Variations, and <em>The</em> <em>Well-Tempered Clavier.</em> However, as WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, the Baroque composer also wrote hundreds of lesser-known, short, vocal works with instrumental accompaniment, which are now the focus of a <strong>Philadelphia Bach Cantata series,</strong> called<a href="" target="_blank"> <strong>"Bach@ 7." </strong></a>The series features informal, one-hour long, pay-as-you-wish live concerts played on period instruments - modeled after similar series in Europe and New York.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>The next "Bach@7" concert: Wednesday, March 19th at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 1625 Locust Street near Rittenhouse Square. </strong></a></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:42:47 +0000 Susan Lewis 6976 at Bach@7: Musical Gems By The Baroque Master Performed Near Rittenhouse Square Get Me To The Show On Time! <p></p><p>The lullaby of Broadway is turning into more of a mid-evening serenade. Performance times for theater and classical music are shifting, and getting earlier all the time. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns, it's not just a matter of time slots. It's a lot about us - and technology.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:09:22 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 6657 at Get Me To The Show On Time! All About Gioachino Rossini <p></p><p>Gioachino Rossini was born the last day of February in 1792. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the life and legacy of this prolific and celebrated operatic composer whose memorable melodies endure today.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:00:05 +0000 Susan Lewis 5176 at All About Gioachino Rossini Glorious Sacred Music from Opera Master Rossini <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The early </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">-century</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Italian composer </span>Giochino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rossini composed nearly 40 operas before he turned 40.&nbsp; Later in life, he turned to other forms. And near the end of his life, he wrote&nbsp; a solemn mass for the dedication of a private chapel. &nbsp;As two local ensembles prepare performances,&nbsp;</span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Susan Lewis explores Rossini’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Petite Messe Solennelle.</em></p><p><strong>Lewis:</strong>&nbsp; In some ways, the work summarizes Rossini’s entire art, says Matthew Glandorf, artistic director of Choral Arts Philadelphia.</p><p><strong>Glandorf </strong>: You get these beautiful, lovely, soaring, natural&nbsp;melodies that you&nbsp;would know from his operas, but you also see somebody who has an absolute mastery of interesting harmonies.</p><p><strong>Lewis:</strong>&nbsp; Glandorf says you can see that Rossini&nbsp;&nbsp;was studying the music of his contemporaries.</p><p><strong>Glandorf:</strong> Or shall we even say possibly&nbsp;the next generation.&nbsp; You really find that he's&nbsp;saying, hey look,&nbsp;I can also compose a fugue like the best of them....</p><p><strong>Lewis:</strong>&nbsp; Choral Arts will perform the work on Saturday, February 9th and is engaging soloists who specialize in period vocal performance, among them Julianne Baird.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Lewis:</strong>&nbsp; Another interpretation will be offered&nbsp; later this month by the Philadelphia Singers,&nbsp;which Glandorf welcomes.</p><p><strong>Glandorf:</strong>&nbsp;I’m hoping&nbsp;that that&nbsp;might open up a dialogue to say there are infinite number of&nbsp;possibilities to approach the interpretation of music, and&nbsp;actually that its radical to approach music differently.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Choral Arts Philadelphia performs Rossini’s <em>Petite Messe Solennelle </em>on Saturday, February 9 at 7 pm, at&nbsp; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Center City, Philadelphia.&nbsp; </strong></a></p><p></p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents the Philadelphia Singers performing the work on Monday, February 18th at the Kimmel Center's&nbsp;Perelman Theater.</strong></a></p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:57:11 +0000 Susan Lewis 5085 at Glorious Sacred Music from Opera Master Rossini