Philadelphia Singers http://wrti.org en Phila. Singers' David Hayes--George Gershwin & His Musical Legacy--Hawaii-Themed Phila. Flower Show http://wrti.org/post/phila-singers-david-hayes-george-gershwin-his-musical-legacy-hawaii-themed-phila-flower-show <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia Singers Music Director David Hayes ahead of the group&#39;s revival of Randall Thompson&#39;s under-appreciated <i>Requiem</i>.<br /><br />Susan Lewis considers George Gershwin, as both the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform one of the great 20th-century master&#39;s signature works, <i>Rhapsody in Blue</i>.<br /><br />We take a walk through the Hawaii-themed 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show with Pennsylvania Horticultural Society President Drew Becher.</p><p>More Information:</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 3269 at http://wrti.org Phila. Singers' David Hayes--George Gershwin & His Musical Legacy--Hawaii-Themed Phila. Flower Show Fanny and Felix: Re-Examining the Genius of the 19th-Century Mendelssohn Siblings http://wrti.org/post/fanny-and-felix-re-examining-genius-19th-century-mendelssohn-siblings <p>Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd and Philadelphia Singers Music Director David Hayes speak with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the long-neglected music of German composer Felix Mendelssohn and his sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:27:04 +0000 Susan Lewis 3405 at http://wrti.org Fanny and Felix: Re-Examining the Genius of the 19th-Century Mendelssohn Siblings Leila Josefowicz with the Phila Orch--The Phila Singers, Bach, and the Mendelssohns--Tony Bennett http://wrti.org/post/leila-josefowicz-phila-orch-phila-singers-bach-and-mendelssohns-tony-bennett <p>A conversation with violinist Leila Josefowicz. The MacArthur Fellowship (so-called Genius Award) recipient speaks with Jim Cotter about her new role as artist-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra.<br /><br />Susan Lewis considers lesser-known works of 19th-century composers Felix Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny Hensel as the Philadelphia Singers prepares a weekend concert In Rittenhouse Square exploring the influence of J.S. Bach on the two siblings.<br /> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 20:44:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2636 at http://wrti.org Leila Josefowicz with the Phila Orch--The Phila Singers, Bach, and the Mendelssohns--Tony Bennett Simone Dinnerstein--Phila Singers, Relache & Orchestra 2001--DE Art Museum--Composer Bill Cunliffe http://wrti.org/post/simone-dinnerstein-phila-singers-relache-orchestra-2001-de-art-museum-composer-bill-cunliffe <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Simone Dinnerstein. The internationally acclaimed pianist performs with the Chiara Quartet on March 7th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.</p> <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews a performance by Philadelphia Singers and the new music ensembles Relache and Orchestra 2001 featuring premieres by Philip Glass, Steven Reich, and Joseph Castado.</p> <p>Susan Lewis profiles the Delaware Art Museum, which continues a tradition of telling stories through art.</p> <p>And we speak with recent Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Cunliffe. The Temple University Symphony Orchestra gives the world premiere performance of his <i>fourth stream...la banda</i> in upcoming concerts.</p> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:08:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis 2309 at http://wrti.org Simone Dinnerstein--Phila Singers, Relache & Orchestra 2001--DE Art Museum--Composer Bill Cunliffe David Hayes--Secret Lenape Ancestry--The Rape of Lucretia--Independence Seaport Museum http://wrti.org/post/david-hayes-secret-lenape-ancestry-rape-lucretia-independence-seaport-museum <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia Singers Music Director David Hayes. His group is hosting the Chorus America Conference - the annual gathering of choirs and choral groups from around the country.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes us to the Penn Museum's exhibition about generations of Pennsylvanians who kept their Lenape identity secret for two centuries.</p> <p>David Patrick Stearns previews the latest production from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. Baritone Nathan Gunn and tenor William Burden star in Benjamin Brittens' <i>The Rape of Lucretia.</i></p> <p>Jason Peifer delves into the history of tattoos and body art with a visit to the Independence Seaport Museum's <i>Skin &amp; Bones</i> exhibition.</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2009 14:13:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns & Jason Peifer 2144 at http://wrti.org David Hayes--Secret Lenape Ancestry--The Rape of Lucretia--Independence Seaport Museum