Michael Tilson Thomas http://wrti.org en The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Helene Grimaud Plays Brahms, Jan. 26 at 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-helene-grimaud-plays-brahms-jan-26-1-pm <p>This past December, <strong>Michael Tilson Thomas,</strong> substituting on short notice for an ailing Yannick Nezet-Seguin, joined pianist &nbsp;<strong>Hélène&nbsp;Grimaud&nbsp;</strong>for a&nbsp;Philadelphia Orchestra concert that featured the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, and the&nbsp;<em>Symphonie fantastique&nbsp;</em>of&nbsp;Hector Berlioz.&nbsp;The concert had been performed only days earlier at Carnegie Hall in New York, and the reviews were sensational.</p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:23:47 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6929 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI: Helene Grimaud Plays Brahms, Jan. 26 at 1 PM The Obsessive Love That Fueled Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique http://wrti.org/post/obsessive-love-fueled-berliozs-symphonie-fantastique <p></p><p>A symphonic self portrait that premiered in 1830 has become one of the most-performed works in the orchestral repertoire. WRTI’s Susan Lewis discusses this epitome of romantic program music with conductor <strong>Michael Tilson Thomas.</strong></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:17:33 +0000 Susan Lewis 6898 at http://wrti.org The Obsessive Love That Fueled Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, July 28, 5 PM http://wrti.org/post/keeping-score-13-days-when-music-changed-forever-july-28-5-pm <p>January 28, 1936: The Publication in <em>Pravda </em>of the Article "Chaos Instead of Music<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">."&nbsp; </span><span style=""><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;">This article signaled Stalin’s displeasure with Shostakovich’s opera <em style="">Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk</em> and led to the composer’s “redemption” in his Symphony No. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 16:58:07 +0000 Jack Moore 6230 at http://wrti.org Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, July 28, 5 PM Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, March 24 at 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/keeping-score-13-days-when-music-changed-forever-march-24-4-pm <p>It was April 7, 18o5: Beethoven turned the music world on its ear at the premiere of what - up until that time - was the longest, most complicated symphonic work ever composed.&nbsp;His 3rd symphony, the <em>Eroica</em>, changed our idea of what music could express.&nbsp;</p><p>Instead of classical form and rarified beauty, the symphony laid out the full range of human feelings and emotions. The first public performance of Beethoven's <em>Eroica </em>is the theme for this Sunday's show. <strong>March 24, 4 to 5 pm.</strong></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:51:07 +0000 Jack Moore 5301 at http://wrti.org Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever, March 24 at 4 PM Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/keeping-score-13-days-when-music-changed-forever-encore <p>The San Francisco Symphony’s radio project, <em>The Keeping Score Series: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever,</em> is about musical revolutions—about the composers, compositions, and musical movements that changed the way people heard, or thought about, music. Each program explores the historical backdrop and the musical precursors to the revolutionary change, as well as the lasting influence of that moment in music history.</p><p>This week's program:<strong> October 29, 1787:&nbsp; The Premiere of <em>Don Giovanni </em>in Prague</strong><br>With this work, Mozart attains his maturity and writes a masterpiece that dominates opera forever, echoing in Wagner and beyond. Suzanne Vega is host. <strong>Sunday, February 10, 5 to 6 pm.</strong></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:12:07 +0000 Jack Moore 5117 at http://wrti.org Keeping Score: 13 Days When Music Changed Forever on ENCORE! Fiach Mac Conghail (Dublin's Abbey Theatre)--Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas--The SS United States http://wrti.org/post/fiach-mac-conghail-dublins-abbey-theatre-maestro-michael-tilson-thomas-ss-united-states <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Fiach Mac Conghail, artistic director of Dublin's Abbey Theatre - the national theater of Ireland. Philadelphia's Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the Abbey Theatre production of Mark O'Rowe's <i>Terminus</i> from February 16 to 20, 2011, as part of the Philadelphia Irish Theatre Festival.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Michael Tilson Thomas as the veteran conductor leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in a series of concerts.</p> <p>Tom Keels looks at efforts to secure a future for the venerable ocean liner the SS United States.</p> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:42:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns & Tom Keels 2493 at http://wrti.org Fiach Mac Conghail (Dublin's Abbey Theatre)--Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas--The SS United States Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas http://wrti.org/post/maestro-michael-tilson-thomas <p>Join Jill Pasternak for a conversation with Michael Tilson Thomas, music director of the San Francisco Symphony.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.michaeltilsonthomas.com/MTTBiography.html" target="_blank">About Michael Tilson Thomas</a></li></ul> Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:24:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2319 at http://wrti.org Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas--AMERICA I AM--At Home At The Zoo--Philadelphia a Brewery Town? http://wrti.org/post/conductor-michael-tilson-thomas-america-i-am-home-zoo-philadelphia-brewery-town <p>We listen again to Jim Cotter's recent conversation with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at <em>AMERICA</em><em> I AM: The African American Imprint</em>, an exhibition at the National Constitution Center exploring the myriad contributions African Americans have made to America.</p> <p> Jason Peifer previews the Philadelphia Theater's Company production of <em>At Home At The Zoo</em>. We'll hear from playwright Edward Albee about this expanded version of his 1959 play, <em>The Zoo Story</em>. </p> <p>Tom Keels uncovers Philadelphia's history as a brewery town and explores the current renaissance.</p> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 19:52:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer & Tom Keels 2102 at http://wrti.org Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas--AMERICA I AM--At Home At The Zoo--Philadelphia a Brewery Town? Steve Lopez--Michael Tilson Thomas--The Government Inspector--Settlement Music School at 100 http://wrti.org/post/steve-lopez-michael-tilson-thomas-government-inspector-settlement-music-school-100 <p>We listen back to Jim Cotter's interviews with author Steve Lopez and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the Lantern Theater Company as it stages a new adaptation of the classic Nikolai Gogol play, <em>The Government Inspector.</em></p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the history of Philadelphia's Settlement Music School and the many lives it has touched in its 100-year history.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:59:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2051 at http://wrti.org Steve Lopez--Michael Tilson Thomas--The Government Inspector--Settlement Music School at 100 Michael Tilson Thomas--Phila. Improv Festival--Philadelphia Virtuosi--Avenue of the Artists http://wrti.org/post/michael-tilson-thomas-phila-improv-festival-philadelphia-virtuosi-avenue-artists <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Tilson Thomas. The music director of the San Francisco Symphony and artistic director of the New World Symphony conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra in concerts this week.</p> <p>Jason Peifer previews the Philadelphia Improv Festival, an annual event that highlights the growth in unscripted comedy in the region.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits the Sketch Club and the Plastic Club on Philadelphia's Camac Street - the Avenue of the <em>Artists.</em></p> Wed, 05 Nov 2008 21:20:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2042 at http://wrti.org Michael Tilson Thomas--Phila. Improv Festival--Philadelphia Virtuosi--Avenue of the Artists