American Swedish Historical Museum http://wrti.org en Renowned Swedish-Born Artist Honored http://wrti.org/post/renowned-swedish-born-artist-honored <p>In 1638, decades before William Penn and his fellow Quakers arrived in Pennsylvania, a small group of Swedish settlers founded the “New Sweden Colony” along the banks of the Delaware River.</p><p>Today, traces of Philadelphia’s Swedish heritage are easy to find. For instance, take the city’s flag, which, with its three vertical stripes of blue, gold and blue, strongly resembles Sweden’s national flag.&nbsp;</p><p>Swedish and Swedish-American cultural, heritage and traditions are preserved and promoted by the <a href="http://www.americanswedish.org/frames.htm" target="_blank"><strong>American Swedish Historical Museum</strong></a> in South Philadelphia. And as WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the museum is honoring a well-known living Swedish-American artist with strong ties to Philadelphia.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 5366 at http://wrti.org Renowned Swedish-Born Artist Honored Beethoven & Phila. Orchestra--Soprano Ailyn Perez on the Rise--American Swedish Historical Museum http://wrti.org/post/beethoven-phila-orchestra-soprano-ailyn-perez-rise-american-swedish-historical-museum <p>Susan Lewis explores the life and music of Beethoven, whose music continues to enthrall modern audiences, and is now featured in three weeks of programs at The Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns reports on the rise and rise of Ailyn Perez. The soprano, whose career began in Philadelphia, recently starred in the Royal Opera House's production of <i>La Traviata</i>.</p> <p>Eric Brannon takes us to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 20:58:00 +0000 Susan Lewis, David Patrick Stearns & Eric Brannon 2689 at http://wrti.org Beethoven & Phila. Orchestra--Soprano Ailyn Perez on the Rise--American Swedish Historical Museum Philadelphia's American Swedish Historical Museum--Pianist Helene Grimaud--Hedgerow Theater http://wrti.org/post/philadelphias-american-swedish-historical-museum-pianist-helene-grimaud-hedgerow-theater <p>Ahead of a royal visit and the opening of a new gallery space, Eric Brannon takes us to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with French pianist Helene Grimaud.</p> <p>Susan Lewis profiles Hedgerow Theater in suburban Philadelphia, which has been forging its own unique artistic path since 1923.</p> Sat, 04 Jun 2011 16:57:00 +0000 Eric Brannon, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2548 at http://wrti.org Philadelphia's American Swedish Historical Museum--Pianist Helene Grimaud--Hedgerow Theater Bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa--Brandenberg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare--Amer. Swedish Hist. Museum http://wrti.org/post/bassoonist-daniel-matsukawa-brandenberg-concertos-tempesta-di-mare-amer-swedish-hist-museum <p>Jim Cotter speaks with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa. He's the soloist this week for performances of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto at the Kimmel Center.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers performances of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra.</p> <p>Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.</p> Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:33:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2223 at http://wrti.org Bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa--Brandenberg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare--Amer. Swedish Hist. Museum Marcel Duchamp--American Swedish Historical Museum--Nat'l Constitution Center Exhibition http://wrti.org/post/marcel-duchamp-american-swedish-historical-museum-natl-constitution-center-exhibition <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, the curator of a new Marcel Duchamp exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.<br /><br />Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia&#39;s Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.<br /><br />Susan Lewis takes us to an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that explores the ways American architects are using recycled materials to address social issues.</p><p><b>More Information:</b></p> Fri, 14 Aug 2009 15:38:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2191 at http://wrti.org Marcel Duchamp--American Swedish Historical Museum--Nat'l Constitution Center Exhibition Actor Yves Jacques--Philadelphia's Swedish Origins--Community-Based Public Art--Composer David Lang http://wrti.org/post/actor-yves-jacques-philadelphias-swedish-origins-community-based-public-art-composer-david-lang <p>Jim Cotter speaks with French-Canadian actor Yves Jacques. He stars in the East Coast premiere of Robert Lepage's latest one-man show, <i>The Andersen Project</i>.</p> <p>Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the power of community-based public art in a newly completed Fairmount Park Art Association project in North Philadelphia.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns previews a world-premiere performance by the Mendelssohn Club, at the Philadelphia Armory, of a work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang.</p> Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:34:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2152 at http://wrti.org Actor Yves Jacques--Philadelphia's Swedish Origins--Community-Based Public Art--Composer David Lang