Mendelssohn Club http://wrti.org en Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song http://wrti.org/post/exploring-pas-historic-coal-mining-culturethrough-song <p></p><p><strong>The Mendelssohn Club Choir</strong> is mounting its biggest-ever production later this month with the premiere of <a href="http://www.anthracitefields.com/wp/" target="_blank"><em><strong>Anthracite Fields </strong></em></a>by the cutting-edge composer<strong> Julia Wolfe,</strong> who is exploring the coal-mining culture in her Pennsylvania roots. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns met with her...inside a coal mine.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:07:11 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7196 at http://wrti.org Exploring PA's Historic Coal-Mining Culture...Through Song The VERY Glorious Sound of Christmas: The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI, Dec. 15, 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/very-glorious-sound-christmas-philadelphia-orchestra-concert-wrti-dec-15-1-pm <p>The Philadelphia Orchestra lends its lush sound to familiar and timeless holiday classics and carols on this Sunday's archival Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast from 2004. <strong>The Glorious Sound of Christmas</strong>, named for the Orchestra’s best-selling Christmas album, is an annual Philadelphia Orchestra tradition and the perfect way to begin your holiday celebrations.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:04:30 +0000 Gregg Whiteside 6786 at http://wrti.org The VERY Glorious Sound of Christmas: The Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert on WRTI, Dec. 15, 1 pm A Glorious Tradition: The Fabulous Philadelphians' Glorious Seasonal Sounds http://wrti.org/post/glorious-tradition-fabulous-philadelphians-glorious-seasonal-sounds <p></p><p>On this Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI, we'll listen in on a great seasonal tradition. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, the Glorious Sound of Christmas is still one of the orchestra's most beloved presentations, both for audiences and for many of the musicians who play it.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:18:40 +0000 Jim Cotter 6771 at http://wrti.org A Glorious Tradition: The Fabulous Philadelphians' Glorious Seasonal Sounds Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Mendelssohn Club: Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony on WRTI http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-youth-orchestra-and-mendelssohn-club-mahlers-resurrection-symphony-wrti <p>Join us this Sunday at 4 pm to hear the <a href="http://www.pyos.org/" target="_blank">Philadelphia Youth Orchestra</a>, led by Music Director Louis Scaglione, and the <a href="http://www.mcchorus.org/wp/" target="_blank">Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia </a>in a performance of Gustav Mahler&#39;s Symphony No. 2, the &quot;Resurrection&quot; Symphony. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:22:56 +0000 Jack Moore 6551 at http://wrti.org Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and Mendelssohn Club: Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony on WRTI Haydn's The Creation: Symphony In C & The Mendelssohn Club, May 26, 4 PM http://wrti.org/post/haydns-creation-symphony-c-mendelssohn-club-may-26-4-pm <p>This Sunday it's <a href="http://www.symphonyinc.org/">Symphony in C </a>with the <a href="http://www.mcchorus.org/wp/" target="_blank">Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia </a>in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, <em>The Creation</em>. This was the grand closing concert of the ensemble's 60th anniversary season. Rossen Milanov conducts. Join us! <strong>Sunday, May 26, 4 to 6 pm.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.symphonyinc.org/performances/program-notes/may-11-2013" target="_blank"><strong>Program notes here.</strong></a></p><p></p> Sun, 26 May 2013 10:11:02 +0000 Dave Conant 5552 at http://wrti.org Haydn's The Creation: Symphony In C & The Mendelssohn Club, May 26, 4 PM Three Philadelphia Ensembles Collaborate For A Landmark Performance http://wrti.org/post/three-philadelphia-ensembles-collaborate-landmark-performance <p>The Mendelssohn Club Chorus, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia are set to perform at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul<a href="http://www.mcchorus.org/wp/archives/1519" target="_blank"><strong> in a very special concert </strong></a>that includes the world premiere of Robert Moran’s expanded - and haunting - 9/11 tribute, <em>Trinity Requiem.</em></p><p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the October 21st event, that also features Bruckner's Mass in E minor and Moran's <em>Angele Dei.</em></p> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 12:11:30 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4583 at http://wrti.org Three Philadelphia Ensembles Collaborate For A Landmark Performance Secrets of the Silk Road--Choral Mendelssohn Club--Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Metropolitan Paradise http://wrti.org/post/secrets-silk-road-choral-mendelssohn-club-composer-diego-luzuriaga-metropolitan-paradise <p>Jim Cotter takes us to the Penn Museum's latest, newly revamped, exhibition Secrets of<br /> the Silk Road. Susan Lewis looks at how the Mendelssohn Club is expanding the concept of choral performance, with help from its audiences.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Equadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga. And Jim Cotter speaks with historian David Contosta and landscape architect Carol Franklin, authors of Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City, Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.</p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & David Patrick Stearns 2499 at http://wrti.org Secrets of the Silk Road--Choral Mendelssohn Club--Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Metropolitan Paradise 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 Vera Wilson, Astral Art Services-- The Vanishing Pavillions--The Mendelssohn Club http://wrti.org/post/vera-wilson-astral-art-services-vanishing-pavillions-mendelssohn-club <p>Vera Wilson, Founder and President of Astral Artistic Services. For 15 years she has provided career services to promising young classical musicians. </p> <p>A profile of Michael Hersch. The Haverford-based pianist and composer's <i>The Vanishing Pavillions</i> has just been released on CD. </p> <p>Also, a look at the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, one of the country's oldest choruses.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:21:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 1895 at http://wrti.org Vera Wilson, Astral Art Services-- The Vanishing Pavillions--The Mendelssohn Club