Rosenbach Museum and Library http://wrti.org en Civil War Jazz? http://wrti.org/post/civil-war-jazz <p>Internationally known jazz musician Dave Burrell is composer-in-residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, where he’s working on a multi-year project focused on the Rosenbach’s collection of civil war artifacts. &nbsp;<br><br>Each year has a theme: the first was Civil War Heroes, the second, Civilian Life. This year, Burrell’s compositions interpret turning points in the war. WRTI’s Susan Lewis explores Dave Burrell's&nbsp; journey in jazz composition.<br> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:54:04 +0000 Susan Lewis 5018 at http://wrti.org Civil War Jazz? Philadelphians on the TITANIC http://wrti.org/post/philadelphians-titanic <p>One hundred years after the sinking of the luxury liner that was believed to be virtually unsinkable, WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis considers the legacy of TITANIC in our community.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 20:15:14 +0000 Susan Lewis 3778 at http://wrti.org Philadelphians on the TITANIC Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Rosenbach Museum's Civil War Project http://wrti.org/post/aaron-jay-kernis-anthony-mcgill-georg-philipp-telemann-rosenbach-museums-civil-war-project <p>Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the 18th-century German Baroque composer George Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.</p> <p>Tom Keels explores the Rosenbach Museum's commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.</p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:13:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2571 at http://wrti.org Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Rosenbach Museum's Civil War Project Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Civil War 150 at Rosenbach Museum http://wrti.org/post/aaron-jay-kernis-anthony-mcgill-georg-philipp-telemann-civil-war-150-rosenbach-museum <p>Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers 18th-century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.</p> <p>Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.</p> Sat, 14 May 2011 19:30:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2534 at http://wrti.org Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Civil War 150 at Rosenbach Museum Secrets of the Silk Road--Camac Street--Phila. Hist. Museum, Atwater Kent--Civil War at Rosenbach http://wrti.org/post/secrets-silk-road-camac-street-phila-hist-museum-atwater-kent-civil-war-rosenbach <p>As the Penn Museum winds up its run of <i>Secrets of the Silk Road</i> - the exhibition that almost didn't happen - we speak with archaeologist Victor Mair.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits the Sketch Club and the Plastic Club on Philadelphia's Camac Street, known as "Avenue of the Artists."</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Croce, the CEO of the newly revamped and renamed Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.</p> <p>Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.</p> Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:51:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter & Tom Keels 2507 at http://wrti.org Secrets of the Silk Road--Camac Street--Phila. Hist. Museum, Atwater Kent--Civil War at Rosenbach Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Civil War at Rosenbach--Mozart's Life and Music at Walnut Street Theatre http://wrti.org/post/composer-diego-luzuriaga-civil-war-rosenbach-mozarts-life-and-music-walnut-street-theatre <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga. The Philadelphia Orchestra performs his <i>Responsorio</i> on January 14, 2011.</p> <p>Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the story of Mozart's life and music as told in a new production of <i>Amadeus</i> at the Walnut Street Theatre.</p> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:20:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Tom Keels 2479 at http://wrti.org Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Civil War at Rosenbach--Mozart's Life and Music at Walnut Street Theatre Celebrating Dracula at the Rosenbach Museum and Library http://wrti.org/post/celebrating-dracula-rosenbach-museum-and-library <p>Susan Lewis considers DRACULA by Bram Stoker, whose notes for the famous novel live on at the Rosenbach Museum and Library. A Dracula Exhibition and Festival are taking place through October at the Rosenbach in Center City, Philadelphia.</p> Sat, 09 Oct 2010 12:24:52 +0000 Susan Lewis 3360 at http://wrti.org Celebrating Dracula at the Rosenbach Museum and Library Two Shakespeare Productions in Philadelphia--Dracula Festival at Rosenbach Museum http://wrti.org/post/two-shakespeare-productions-philadelphia-dracula-festival-rosenbach-museum <p>David Patrick Stearns takes us to two new Shakespeare productions: the Opera Company of Philadelphia's <i>Otello</i> at the Academy of Music, and <i>Macbeth</i> at the Wilma Theater.</p> <p>As Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library hosts its annual Dracula Festival, Susan Lewis considers Bram Stoker's famous vampire and his impact on contemporary culture.</p> Sat, 02 Oct 2010 15:07:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2419 at http://wrti.org Two Shakespeare Productions in Philadelphia--Dracula Festival at Rosenbach Museum Composer Maurice Wright--Lyric Fest's UNPLUG!--FREIND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum and Library http://wrti.org/post/composer-maurice-wright-lyric-fests-unplug-freind-or-faux-rosenbach-museum-and-library <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles Philadelphia-based composer Maurice Wright.</p> <p>We drop in on rehearsals for <i>Unplug</i>!, a theatrical, interactive live sound and song journey through Philadelphia by Lyric Fest.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits <i>Friend or Faux</i>, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.</p> Sat, 22 May 2010 17:03:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2351 at http://wrti.org Composer Maurice Wright--Lyric Fest's UNPLUG!--FREIND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum and Library Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles--FRIEND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum--The Impact of Starbucks http://wrti.org/post/jennifer-higdon-beatles-friend-or-faux-rosenbach-museum-impact-starbucks <p>We listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the digitally remastered CD of the Beatles' <i>Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits <i>Friend or Faux</i>, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Temple University professor Bryant Simon. His new book examines the socio-economic impact of Starbucks and what the global cafe chain says about community, status, and personal identity in contemporary America.</p> Sat, 09 Jan 2010 18:12:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2278 at http://wrti.org Jennifer Higdon on the Beatles--FRIEND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum--The Impact of Starbucks