Robert Driver http://wrti.org en Opera Company of Phila.'s ORPHEE ET EURYDICE--LATE RENOIR at PMA--Piano Sensation Haochen Zhang http://wrti.org/post/opera-company-philas-orphee-et-eurydice-late-renoir-pma-piano-sensation-haochen-zhang <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about the company's 2010 season finale - a company premiere of Gluck's rarely performed <i>Orphee et Eurydice.</i></p> <p>Susan Lewis explores <i>Late Renoir</i>, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring works from the final decades of the artist's life.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles 20-year-old pianist Haochen Zhang. A 2009 gold-medal winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he opens the Mann Center season on June 15, 2010.</p> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:34:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2363 at http://wrti.org Opera Company of Phila.'s ORPHEE ET EURYDICE--LATE RENOIR at PMA--Piano Sensation Haochen Zhang 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 Christoph Eschenbach http://wrti.org/post/christoph-eschenbach-0 <p>On this week's Creatively Speaking!, the region's arts leaders look ahead to the coming year. Talking about their hopes for 2006 will be Philadelphia Orchestra music director Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Museum of Art director Anne d'Harnoncourt, Kimmel Center president Janice Price, Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser, Opera Company of Philadelphia producing artistic director Robert Driver and Delaware Symphony Orchestra music director David Amado. We'll also hear from several local theater artistic directors.</p> Sat, 07 Jan 2006 20:32:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 1721 at http://wrti.org