Michael Stairs http://wrti.org en The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-concert-wrti-saint-saens-organ-symphony-may-25-1-pm <p><strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert</strong> broadcast this Sunday at 1 pm opens with a collection of “Symphonic Fragments” from <strong><a href="http://wrti.org/post/shining-light-italian-composer-pianist-and-conductor-alfredo-casella" target="_blank">Alfredo </a><a href="http://wrti.org/post/shining-light-italian-composer-pianist-and-conductor-alfredo-casella" target="_blank">Casella</a>’s rarely performed opera <em>La Donna Serpente</em> </strong>(The Snake-Woman), based on an 18th-century fable-play by Carlo Gozzi, and is followed by one of <strong>Sergei </strong><strong>Prok Wed, 21 May 2014 16:42:29 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7316 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphians in Concert on WRTI: Saint-Saens' "Organ" Symphony, May 25, 1 PM A Feast for Organ and Brass: The Philadelphians on WRTI, May 4th, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/feast-organ-and-brass-philadelphians-wrti-may-4th-1-pm <p>What a program! It's The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, May 4 at 1 pm. The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ and organist Michael Stairs are two of the biggest stars in a firmament of many! Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin had to withdraw from this performance in March, but it brought conductor <strong>Alain Altinoglu</strong> to Verizon Hall at Yannick’s recommendation, and was he ever in his element!</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 17:24:45 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 7247 at http://wrti.org A Feast for Organ and Brass: The Philadelphians on WRTI, May 4th, 1 PM All About The Pines of Rome http://wrti.org/post/all-about-pines-rome <p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:55:59 +0000 Susan Lewis 6532 at http://wrti.org All About The Pines of Rome The Pines of Rome: A Musical Portrait http://wrti.org/post/pines-rome-musical-portrait <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Born in Bologna in 1879, Italian violinist, violist, conductor and composer </span>Ottorino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Respighi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> moved to Rome in 1913.&nbsp; He became internationally recognized for his trilogy of symphonic poems celebrating the&nbsp; fountains, pines, and festivals of the city. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WRTI's Susan Lewis considers <em>The Pines of Rome,</em> performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She spoke with organist Michael Stairs and Associate Principal Clarinet Samuel </span>Caviezel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Listen to Michael Stairs' and Samuel Caviezel's interviews&nbsp;with Susan Lewis as part of the Intermission Features during The&nbsp;Philadelphia Orchestra concert broadcast on WRTI on Sunday, March 24th at 2 pm.</p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:07:10 +0000 Susan Lewis 5276 at http://wrti.org The Pines of Rome: A Musical Portrait