Terry Halbert 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 Tito Capobianco at AVA--The Mischianza--Pyle Show at DAM-Bringing TU Students to Cultural Venues http://wrti.org/post/tito-capobianco-ava-mischianza-pyle-show-dam-bringing-tu-students-cultural-venues <p>David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to an Academy of Vocal Arts production of Verdi's <i>Falstaff</i> with the legendary Met Opera stage director Tito Capobianco at the helm.</p> <p>In the first of a year-long exploration of overlooked events in local history, Tom Keels explores the Mischianza - a city-wide party held in Philadelphia during the American War of Independence.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits a Delaware Art Museum exhibition exploring the art of Ellen B.T. Pyle, a popular cover artist for <i>The Saturday Evening Post</i> during the '20s and '30s.</p> <p>We speak with Temple's director of general education Terry Halbert. New Gen-Ed programs are bringing thousands of students into local arts and culture venues.</p> Sat, 07 Nov 2009 16:01:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter & Tom Keels 2235 at http://wrti.org Tito Capobianco at AVA--The Mischianza--Pyle Show at DAM-Bringing TU Students to Cultural Venues