Piffaro http://wrti.org en Priscilla's Broadway Adventure http://wrti.org/post/priscillas-broadway-adventure <p></p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 22:59:13 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 6863 at http://wrti.org Priscilla's Broadway Adventure The Crossing Choir: Works by Kile Smith http://wrti.org/post/crossing-choir-works-kile-smith <p>Be sure to join us from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, January 22nd for a special treat - concert broadcasts of the 24-voice chamber choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally. This month, you&#39;ll hear performances of Kile Smith&#39;s <i>Vespers</i> (with Piffaro, the Renaissance wind band), <i>Where Flames a Word</i>, and <i>The Waking Sun</i> (with Tempesta di Mare).</p><p>All three of these performances were recorded at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 18:29:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 2753 at http://wrti.org The Crossing Choir: Works by Kile Smith Wanamaker Organist Peter Richard Conte--The Curtis Institute of Music--Renaissance Wind Band Piffaro http://wrti.org/post/wanamaker-organist-peter-richard-conte-curtis-institute-music-renaissance-wind-band-piffaro <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Peter Richard Conte, the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ. Conte is the soloist in a concert with the Symphony in C orchestra, which is part of the organ's centennial celebration.</p> <p>Susan Lewis profiles the Curtis Institute of Music, a vanguard in the training of classical musicians since 1924.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns takes us to where <i>East Meets West</i> - a concert series by the Renaissance wind band Piffaro.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:40:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2620 at http://wrti.org Wanamaker Organist Peter Richard Conte--The Curtis Institute of Music--Renaissance Wind Band Piffaro PA Ballet's Roy Kaiser--Berlin Phil.: Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Portraits at PAFA--Piffaro Preview http://wrti.org/post/pa-ballets-roy-kaiser-berlin-phil-yannick-nezet-seguin-portraits-pafa-piffaro-preview <p>As Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 2010/2011season on October 21st, Jim Cotter speaks with artistic director Roy Kaiser.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin makes his Berlin Philharmonic debut this week. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports from the German capital.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity, as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts gets set to open an exhibition of artist portraits and self-portraits.</p> <p>And we look ahead to concerts by the Renaissance band Piffaro, featuring separate music and dance performances.</p> Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:45:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2430 at http://wrti.org PA Ballet's Roy Kaiser--Berlin Phil.: Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Portraits at PAFA--Piffaro Preview OCP's Robert Driver--Phila. Brahms Festival--Renaissance Band Piffaro Upcoming Concerts http://wrti.org/post/ocps-robert-driver-phila-brahms-festival-renaissance-band-piffaro-upcoming-concerts <p>As part of WRTI's "A Day at The Opera," Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about National Opera Week. It celebrates the vitality of the art form as a contemporary cultural expression.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks ahead to Saturday's Philadelphia Brahms Festival - three concerts in one day by young musicians from the Astral Artists roster. </p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken, co-founders of Piffaro. The Renaissance band performs music of 17th-century Portugal in a series of concerts this weekend with the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia.</p> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 21:31:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2242 at http://wrti.org OCP's Robert Driver--Phila. Brahms Festival--Renaissance Band Piffaro Upcoming Concerts The Loathly Lady librettist Wendy Steiner and composer Paul Richards http://wrti.org/post/loathly-lady-librettist-wendy-steiner-and-composer-paul-richards <p>The Loathly Lady, an original comic work conceived at the cusp between opera and musical theater, will debut at Penn's Irvine Auditorium on April 1st. Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews librettist Wendy Steiner, and composer Paul Richards.<em>The Loathly Lady</em> is based on Geoffrey Chaucer's <em>The Wife of Bath's Tale </em>(c. 1400), in which a cruel knight must discover what women want most. The Loathly Lady's knight meets a series of opinionated characters in the course of his questing--Sigmund Freud, Jane Austen's Emma, Sheherezade, Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare's Titania, the Lady of Shalott.</p> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:38:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2101 at http://wrti.org The Loathly Lady librettist Wendy Steiner and composer Paul Richards Piffaro in the Netherlands--Feria del Barrio--Peace, Liberty, and Independence http://wrti.org/post/piffaro-netherlands-feria-del-barrio-peace-liberty-and-independence <p>David Patrick Stearns reports from the Netherlands on performances by the Philadelphia-based wind band Piffaro at the prestigious Utrecht Early Music Festival.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes a look at Latino arts and culture in Philadelphia as the North Kensington neighborhood prepares to celebrate the 25th Annual "Feria del Barrio" (The festival of the community) this weekend.</p> <p>Susan Lewis looks at an upcoming exhibition commemorating the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in collaboration with the American Revolution Center.</p> Sat, 06 Sep 2008 16:13:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2014 at http://wrti.org Piffaro in the Netherlands--Feria del Barrio--Peace, Liberty, and Independence Kile Smith's Vespers--Churchville's Pow Wow--Arts Educ. in Philly Schools--Shakespeare in Clark Park http://wrti.org/post/kile-smiths-vespers-churchvilles-pow-wow-arts-educ-philly-schools-shakespeare-clark-park <p>David Patrick Stearns listens in on a recording by Piffaro, the wind band, and the vocal group The Crossing, of Kile Smith's <em>Vespers</em></p> <p>Susan Lewis explores a re-created 16th-century Lenape village at Buck's County's Churchville Nature Center, which is hosting its annual Pow Wow this weekend. </p> <p>We listen back to a roundtable discussion on the changing face of arts education in Philadelphia's public schools.</p> <p>Jason Peifer has a preview of Shakespeare in Clark Park. This year the West Philadelphia park features the Bard's romantic comedy <em>As You Like It</em>.</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2008 16:11:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1999 at http://wrti.org Kile Smith's Vespers--Churchville's Pow Wow--Arts Educ. in Philly Schools--Shakespeare in Clark Park