Academy of Music http://wrti.org en A Look at PA Ballet's SWAN LAKE: The Christopher Wheeldon Production is at the Academy of Music http://wrti.org/post/look-pa-ballets-swan-lake-christopher-wheeldon-production-academy-music <p>The success of the movie BLACK SWAN has thrown a Hollywood spotlight on classical ballet. WRTI's Susan Lewis considers Pennsylvania Ballet's current production of SWAN LAKE, its relationship to the original ballet, and its connection to the hit film. The reprisal of the 2004 production has a score by Tchaikovsky.</p> Mon, 07 Mar 2011 14:18:53 +0000 Susan Lewis 3375 at http://wrti.org A Look at PA Ballet's SWAN LAKE: The Christopher Wheeldon Production is at the Academy of Music Krzysztof Penderecki--In Conflict--The Rebirth of Memorial Hall--Academy of Music in a New Light http://wrti.org/post/krzysztof-penderecki-conflict-rebirth-memorial-hall-academy-music-new-light <p>David Patrick Stearns looks at the life and work of the Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki. The Philadelphia Orchestra is celebrating his 75th birthday with a series of concerts.</p> <p>Jason Peifer reports on the journey of the play <i>In Conflict</i>--from Temple University to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to a current off-Broadway production.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits Memorial Hall, a Philadelphia National Historic Landmark now restored and reopening as the new home of the Please Touch Museum.</p> <p>Tom Keels takes us to the Academy of Music to learn how a combination of historic preservation and cutting-edge technology is helping audiences see Academy productions in a whole new light!</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:27:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer & Tom Keels 2031 at http://wrti.org Krzysztof Penderecki--In Conflict--The Rebirth of Memorial Hall--Academy of Music in a New Light Daniel Garber at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts http://wrti.org/post/daniel-garber-pennsylvania-fine-arts <p>Daniel Garber at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts and the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. Susan Lewis looks at a celebration of 150 years of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits Art-Reach, part of its mission is to help underserved audiences experience arts and culture.</p> Sat, 27 Jan 2007 19:09:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1856 at http://wrti.org William Stone http://wrti.org/post/william-stone <p>This week, a conversation with baritone William Stone. The newly appointed Temple University professor will, this weekend, lead students in a Kimmel Center performance of a work for which he has won a Grammy award. The Philadelphia Museum of Art moves ahead with its largest expansion ever. Susan Lewis has an update on progress. Jason Peifer watches the national production of Wicked load-in at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. There's been a marked increase in incidents of major art theft in the past years. Albert Stumm examines the growth in art crime; and in our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, we visit the Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum in Philadelphia.</p> Sat, 25 Mar 2006 14:23:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer & Albert Stumm 1710 at http://wrti.org