Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia http://wrti.org en 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 Roxanna Panufnik, composer http://wrti.org/post/roxanna-panufnik-composer <p>We speak with Roxanna Panufnik the composer of a work commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits the Pig Iron Theater Company as they prepare to open their newest show, Chekhov Lizardbrain. A conversation with nationally renowned broadcaster and musician Bill McGlaughlin--recipient of this year's Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance Tribute Award. Susan Lewis takes a look at the Greenfield Competition: The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual contest for young musicians.</p> Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:28:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1847 at http://wrti.org