George Walker http://wrti.org en Walker Plays w/the Phila. Orch.--Phoenixville's Firebird Fest--TU Courses Encourage Arts Discovery http://wrti.org/post/walker-plays-wthe-phila-orch-phoenixvilles-firebird-fest-tu-courses-encourage-arts-discovery <p>Jim Cotter speaks with the celebrated American composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra premieres his violin concerto this week with Gregory Walker, the composer's son, as soloist.</p> <p>Susan Lewis previews weekend festivities in Phoenixville. Its annual Firebird Festival is a celebration of rebirth.</p> <p>And we speak with Temple University's director of general education Terry Halbert. New Gen-Ed programs are bringing thousands of students into arts and culture venues throughout Philadelphia.</p> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:58:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2263 at http://wrti.org Walker Plays w/the Phila. Orch.--Phoenixville's Firebird Fest--TU Courses Encourage Arts Discovery George Walker--Village of Arts & Humanities--Lost Manuscript - The Good Earth at Pearl S. Buck House http://wrti.org/post/george-walker-village-arts-humanities-lost-manuscript-good-earth-pearl-s-buck-house <p>Jim Cotter speaks with composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra will include his rarely performed <em>Lilacs </em>in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based performing arts program, including theater and dance, spoken word, and video production.</p> <p>Jason Peifer visits the Pearl S. Buck House in Bucks County. This week, an exhibition that includes the long-lost manuscript of Buck's famous novel <em>The Good Earth </em>opens at the National Historic Landmark home.</p> Sat, 07 Mar 2009 17:28:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2094 at http://wrti.org George Walker--Village of Arts & Humanities--Lost Manuscript - The Good Earth at Pearl S. Buck House