Longwood Gardens http://wrti.org en Coming Up! Longwood Gardens 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival http://wrti.org/post/coming-longwood-gardens-2014-wine-jazz-festival <p><a href="http://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/wine-jazz-festival" target="_blank"><strong>The red-hot 2014 Longwood Gardens Wine &amp; Jazz Festival</strong></a> is on <strong>Saturday, June 7th, from 2 to 9 pm</strong>, and is expanding to a garden-wide experience with live jazz performances on multiple stages throughout Longwood Gardens. <strong>Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater </strong>is headliner to an outstanding lineup, including Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet, Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Tony Miceli Quartet, and Tom Moon's Jazz Casual.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 WRTI Staff 7093 at http://wrti.org Coming Up! Longwood Gardens 2014 Wine & Jazz Festival Special Offer: The Philadelphia Orchestra At Longwood Gardens http://wrti.org/post/special-offer-philadelphia-orchestra-longwood-gardens <p>We're happy to offer a discount for all WRTI listeners to a special performance: <strong>The Philadelphia Orchestra at Longwood Gardens Meadow - A Night of Beautiful Music Under the Stars.</strong> It's on Friday, July 19th at 7:30 pm. <a href="https://tickets.ticketphiladelphia.org/Cart/Cart.aspx?perf_no=19121#PageSeating" target="_blank"><strong>Save $5 per ticket by using Discount Code: GARDENS13.</strong></a> (*Discount only applies to Friday night concert.)<br> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:35:28 +0000 WRTI Staff 6091 at http://wrti.org Special Offer: The Philadelphia Orchestra At Longwood Gardens WRTI's Organ Crawl Contest Winners! http://wrti.org/post/wrtis-organ-crawl-contest-winners <P>Congratulations to John Modric of West Chester, PA, and Herbert Barndt of Pottstown, PA.&nbsp; They will join other organ enthusiasts on an exclusive tour of the Longwood, Wanamaker, and Kimmel Center organs. Although the contest is over, it's not too late to experience some world-class organ performances at Longwood.</P> <P>Ten young organists from around the world have arrived at Longwood Gardens to compete in the inaugural <A href="http://e2.ma/click/8wwyh/cootig/8knjac" target=_blank>Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition</A>, a quest for the $40,000 Pierre S. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:34:37 +0000 WRTI Staff 6074 at http://wrti.org WRTI's Organ Crawl Contest Winners! Behind The Scenes Of The International Organ Competition At Longwood Gardens http://wrti.org/post/behind-scenes-international-organ-competition-longwood-gardens <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Longwood Gardens hosts its first <a href="http://www.longwoodgardens.org/InternationalOrganCompetition.html" target="_blank"><strong>International Organ Competition</strong></a> on June 18, 19, and 22. </span>WRTI’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Susan Lewis reports on this new initiative at the botanical garden that was once a DuPont family summer home.</span></p><p></p><p>The competition features <a href="http://www.longwoodgardens.org/TheLongwoodOrgan.html" target="_blank"><strong>Longwood’s 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ</strong></a>, a panel of distinguished judges, and live performances by the world’s top young organists. The winner receives the world's largest organ competition prize: $40,000.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:59:28 +0000 Susan Lewis 5882 at http://wrti.org Behind The Scenes Of The International Organ Competition At Longwood Gardens Wine & Jazz & Beauty & Fun on June 1st: Need We Say More? http://wrti.org/post/wine-jazz-beauty-fun-june-1st-need-we-say-more <p>WRTI is thrilled to partner, once again, with <strong>Longwood Gardens for this year's Wine and Jazz Festival.</strong> The date is Saturday, June 1st from 12 noon to 5:30 pm. The Branford Marsalis Quartet will headline this year's festival as part of a superb lineup that will make for a full afternoon of first-class music.&nbsp; Other performers include the Anat Cohen Quartet, the Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, and jazz vocalist Joanna Pascale.</p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:18:09 +0000 WRTI Staff 5424 at http://wrti.org Wine & Jazz & Beauty & Fun on June 1st: Need We Say More? Where Music Lives: At Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square http://wrti.org/post/where-music-lives-longwood-gardens-kennett-square <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Music lives among the flowers at Longwood Gardens in Chester County. As Susan Lewis reports, the performing arts have always had a home at this estate-turned-botanical garden, which spans over a thousand acres with woodlands, meadows, fountains, and, of course … gardens: 20 outside and 20 in its four-acre conservatory.</span></p><p><strong>Coming up at Longwood Gardens:</strong> <a href="http://www.longwoodgardens.org/GenPage.aspx?en=sample_events_list&amp;category=music"><strong>The Vienna Boys Choir on Thursday, March 7th. Organist David Schelat on Sunday, March 10th.</strong></a></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.wrti.org/where-music-lives" target="_blank"><strong>Let us know <em>Where Music Lives</em> in your community!</strong> <strong>Add your ideas in the comments section here and check out our other <em>Where Music Lives </em>posts.</strong></a></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Susan Lewis 5199 at http://wrti.org Where Music Lives: At Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square WRTI Recommends: Summer Jazz and Classical Music Events http://wrti.org/post/wrti-recommends-summer-jazz-and-classical-music-events <p>You love music, right? So why not fill up your summer calendar now with some of these outstanding jazz and classical music performances. We&#39;ll be there, too!</p><p><strong>SUMMER JAZZ EVENTS:</strong></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 11:28:42 +0000 WRTI Staff 3935 at http://wrti.org WRTI Recommends: Summer Jazz and Classical Music Events Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Portraits at PAFA--Art Sleuth Robert Wittman--Baltic Composers http://wrti.org/post/landscape-architect-kim-wilkie-portraits-pafa-art-sleuth-robert-wittman-baltic-composers <p>A conversation with landscape architect Kim Wilkie - the designer of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity with a visit to an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.</p> <p>We speak with Robert Wittman. He writes of his years as head of the FBI's Art-Crime Team in <i>Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures</i>.</p> <p>And David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.</p> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 18:14:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2450 at http://wrti.org Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Portraits at PAFA--Art Sleuth Robert Wittman--Baltic Composers Nat'l Museum of Amer. Jewish History--Jaap van Zweden--Visual Artist Adrian Martinez--Making Scents http://wrti.org/post/natl-museum-amer-jewish-history-jaap-van-zweden-visual-artist-adrian-martinez-making-scents <p>We look ahead to the opening of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia on November 26, 2010.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Jaap van Zweden. The Dutch-born music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra guest conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra this week.</p> <p>We speak with West Chester visual artist Adrian Martinez who says the town is on the verge of a unique arts renaissance.</p> <p>And Susan Lewis makes sense of scents with a visit to an exhibition about fragrances at Longwood Gardens.</p> Sat, 06 Nov 2010 16:44:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2438 at http://wrti.org Nat'l Museum of Amer. Jewish History--Jaap van Zweden--Visual Artist Adrian Martinez--Making Scents Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Threepenny Opera--Environmental Art--Symphony in C's K. Thiagarajan http://wrti.org/post/landscape-architect-kim-wilkie-threepenny-opera-environmental-art-symphony-cs-k-thiagarajan <p>Jim Cotter speaks with landscape architect Kim Wilkie. He's the designer of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza, featuring the first terraced lawn in the United States and the largest indoor green wall in North America.</p> <p>Jane Pepper explores <i>The Threepenny Opera</i>. The Arden Theatre presents its production of the classic 1920s-era Brecht and Weill musical through November 7, 2010.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers different approaches to environmental art, with a visit to the Schuylkill Center in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.</p> <p>And we speak with Krishna Thiagarajan, the new president of Camden's Symphony in C orchestra.</p> Sat, 09 Oct 2010 19:36:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jane Pepper 2425 at http://wrti.org Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Threepenny Opera--Environmental Art--Symphony in C's K. Thiagarajan