Helene Grimaud 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 Pianist Helene Grimaud: Braving Brahms http://wrti.org/post/pianist-helene-grimaud-braving-brahms <p></p><p>This Sunday on the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI, Helene Grimaud performs the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas subbing for Yannick Nezet-Seguin.</p><p>As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the French pianist was originally scheduled to play the <em>second </em>Brahms piano concerto, but changed her program when she heard that Yannick would not be on the podium for the concert.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:12:45 +0000 Jim Cotter 6903 at http://wrti.org Pianist Helene Grimaud: Braving Brahms 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 Hélène Grimaud And The Piano Music Of Brahms http://wrti.org/post/h-l-ne-grimaud-and-piano-music-brahms <p></p><p>Animals and nature are as big a part of Hélène Grimaud’s world as playing concertos with the great orchestras of the world. For years, the concert pianist's earnings went into the creation of the Wolf Conservation Center for endangered species in upstate New York. Then, after seven years of living in Switzerland, she's living back in North Salem, New York where the Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns befriended her German Shepherd Chico.</p><p>http://youtu.be/0sfG_l5Npcg</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:58:03 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 6749 at http://wrti.org Hélène Grimaud And The Piano Music Of Brahms Pianist Helene Grimaud: Climbing Her "Mount Everest" http://wrti.org/post/pianist-helene-grimaud-climbing-her-mount-everest <p>It was around 2008 when virtuoso pianist Helene Grimaud thought about adding the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 to her repertoire. Seemed like a good idea at the time. After all, she calls&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">her love of Brahms&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"intimate." So intimate that she performs almost every work he composed for piano, solo or otherwise. &nbsp;And her relationship with his first piano concerto runs very deep.</span></p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 01:12:14 +0000 Joe Patti & Jill Pasternak 6722 at http://wrti.org Pianist Helene Grimaud: Climbing Her "Mount Everest" Pianist Helene Grimaud http://wrti.org/post/pianist-helene-grimaud-0 <p>The French-born pianist Helene Grimaud is among the most gifted pianists of her generation. The forty-something-year old is not only blessed with great musical ability, but also with some extraordinary mental powers.&nbsp;</p><p>She experiences synesthesia, a condition that causes the physical senses to overlap. In Grimaud&#39;s case, this manifests itself as an ability to see and touch music.&nbsp; In practice, this makes it possible for her to rehearse without a piano and still fully experience the music.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 18:55:49 +0000 Jim Cotter 4291 at http://wrti.org Pianist Helene Grimaud 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 Helen Grimaud http://wrti.org/post/helen-grimaud <p>This week, a conversation with Helene Grimaud; Jason Peifer examines the health of theater in the Philadelphia Region; </p> <p>Albert Stumm looks at changes in arts education in Public Schools; In our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis explores Fireman's Hall.</p> Sat, 25 Nov 2006 15:23:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer & Albert Stumm 1678 at http://wrti.org