Charles Dutoit http://wrti.org en Charles Dutoit: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Outgoing Chief Conductor http://wrti.org/post/charles-dutoit-philadelphia-orchestra-s-outgoing-chief-conductor <p>In no sense of the word is the Swiss-born conductor Charles Dutoit retiring. He has, however, completed his tenure as chief conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, making way for Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the ensemble’s new music director.</p><p>Named chief conductor after the departure of&nbsp; Christoph Eschenbach in 2008, Maestro Dutoit has provided a leadership bridge between music directors, providing advice on guest conductors and repertory, auditioning new players, and leading the ensemble for weeks at home and on foreign tours.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:52:12 +0000 Jim Cotter 4333 at http://wrti.org Charles Dutoit: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Outgoing Chief Conductor The Philadelphia Orchestra's Residency and Tour of China http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestras-residency-and-tour-china <p>The Philadelphia Orchestra made history in 1973 as the first American orchestra to perform in China. This week, the Orchestra - led by Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit - is in Beijing for a&nbsp;residency in collaboration with China&#39;s National Center for Performing Arts. This marks the ensemble&#39;s fifth visit to China.</p><p>WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis&nbsp;looks at how&nbsp;the Orchestra is engaging in activities beyond the concert hall, and expanding&nbsp;its relationships with the people of China.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 17:51:57 +0000 Susan Lewis 3913 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra's Residency and Tour of China Exclusive Interview with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Charles Dutoit http://wrti.org/post/exclusive-interview-philadelphia-orchestras-charles-dutoit <p>In this two-part interview, WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit - the renowned maestro who made his debut with The Philadelphians in 1980. The Orchestra will honor Mr. Dutoit in the 2012/2013 season with the title of conductor laureate.</p><p><a href="http://www.philorch.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Information about The Philadelphia Orchestra - check it out!</strong></a></p><p></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 17:16:57 +0000 Jim Cotter 3841 at http://wrti.org Exclusive Interview with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Charles Dutoit Harpist Elizabeth Hainen http://wrti.org/post/harpist-elizabeth-hainen <p>Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Harpist Elizabeth Hainen is Jill Pasternak's guest this week.</p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 15:03:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2640 at http://wrti.org Harpist Elizabeth Hainen Charles Dutoit--Shofuso--Picasso & the Avant-Garde--Pianists at the Reading Terminal Market http://wrti.org/post/charles-dutoit-shofuso-picasso-avant-garde-pianists-reading-terminal-market <p>Jim Cotter speaks with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit.</p> <p>Ahead of the start of Philadelphia's annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Tom Keels takes us to Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition, <i>Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris.</i></p> <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the very talented pianists who perform daily at Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market.</p> Thu, 01 Apr 2010 13:04:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Tom Keels 2326 at http://wrti.org Charles Dutoit--Shofuso--Picasso & the Avant-Garde--Pianists at the Reading Terminal Market Charles Dutoit on Phila. Orch.'s New Season--Skyscrapers at PMA--Phila. Theatre Co.'s HUMOR ABUSE http://wrti.org/post/charles-dutoit-phila-orchs-new-season-skyscrapers-pma-phila-theatre-cos-humor-abuse <p>As The Philadelphia Orchestra opens its new season we speak with Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit about the music he's conducting this week.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art exploring the impact of Skyscrapers on artists of the 20th century.</p> <p>And we speak with circus performer-turned actor Lorenzo Pisoni. His Obie-winning one-man show <i>Humor Abuse</i> is the the Philadelphia Theatre Company's season opener.</p> Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:42:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2212 at http://wrti.org Charles Dutoit on Phila. Orch.'s New Season--Skyscrapers at PMA--Phila. Theatre Co.'s HUMOR ABUSE Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist http://wrti.org/post/jean-yves-thibaudet-pianist <p>This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He performed on the 2008 Oscar-nominated score for the film <em>Atonement</em> by composer Dario Marianelli. He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Sa?ns' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.</p> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 17:13:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1940 at http://wrti.org Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist http://wrti.org/post/jean-yves-thibaudet-pianist-0 <p>This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He recently performed on the Oscar-nominated score for the film <em>Atonement</em> by composer Dario Marianelli. He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.</p> Sat, 31 May 2008 20:25:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1973 at http://wrti.org Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist Charles Dutoit--Chinese New Year in Philly--Chestnut Brass Company--Frida Kahlo http://wrti.org/post/charles-dutoit-chinese-new-year-philly-chestnut-brass-company-frida-kahlo <p>Charles Dutoit tells Jim Cotter about the music he's programmed for his first season as chief conductor and artistic adviser of the Philadelphia Orchestra. </p> <p>Jason Peifer explores celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Philadelphia's Chinatown. </p> <p>As the Grammy winning quintet The Chestnut Brass Company celebrates its 30th anniversary, we speak with founding member Jay Krush.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the life, labor and loves of Frida Kahlo. Kahlo-related exhibitions open in Delaware and Philadelphia this month.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2008 16:10:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1937 at http://wrti.org Charles Dutoit--Chinese New Year in Philly--Chestnut Brass Company--Frida Kahlo Charles Dutoit; River of Gold at the Penn Museum--Ensemble at ICA http://wrti.org/post/charles-dutoit-river-gold-penn-museum-ensemble-ica <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Dutoit, incoming chief conductor and artistic adviser of The Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores <i>River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte</i>, an exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. </p> <p>Jason Peifer takes us to <i>Ensemble</i> at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibition features works that make sound, guest curated by artist and musician Christian Marclay.</p> Sat, 24 Nov 2007 17:16:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1903 at http://wrti.org Charles Dutoit; River of Gold at the Penn Museum--Ensemble at ICA