Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts http://wrti.org en Special Offer: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble & Orchestra at Kimmel Center http://wrti.org/post/special-offer-hungarian-state-folk-ensemble-orchestra-kimmel-center <p>We're happy to offer all WRTI listeners a 50% discount on an upcoming performance at the Kimmel Center - <em>The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble: Gypsy Romance</em>
 is a full company of dancers and live orchestra performing on <strong>Sunday, November 3 at 3 pm in Verizon Hall. </strong></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:05:21 +0000 WRTI Staff 6627 at http://wrti.org Special Offer: Hungarian State Folk Ensemble & Orchestra at Kimmel Center A Kimmel Center Double Header on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/kimmel-center-double-header-encore <p>It's a two-hour "Kimmel Center Presents" program on <strong>Sunday, November 18, 3 to 5 pm</strong>. In part one, you'll hear a tribute&nbsp;concert featuring legendary organist John Weaver, on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Verizon Hall. The concert took place this past Spring, and was sponsored by the American Guild of Organists. &nbsp;It features the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei&nbsp;Prokofiev, Cesar Frank, and John Weaver himself.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:11:59 +0000 Jack Moore 4740 at http://wrti.org A Kimmel Center Double Header on ENCORE! Kimmel Center Presents Works for Organ and Piano: August 12, 3 pm on ENCORE! http://wrti.org/post/kimmel-center-presents-works-organ-and-piano-august-12-3-pm-encore <p>This week, it&#39;s a two-part program featuring performances from this past season at the Kimmel Center. In part one, organist Jeremy Filsell is at the console of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, in a recital recorded last January. Mr. Filsell is an award-winning organ scholar, and one of the few virtuoso performers on organ and piano.&nbsp; His program includes works by Rachmaninoff, Bossi, and Dupre.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:02:09 +0000 Jack Moore 4283 at http://wrti.org Kimmel Center Presents Works for Organ and Piano: August 12, 3 pm on ENCORE! Jazz Up Close on WRTI: A Celebration of McCoy Tyner http://wrti.org/post/jazz-close-wrti-celebration-mccoy-tyner <p>Join host Maureen Malloy on<strong> Sunday, April 22nd at 6 pm </strong>for the final installment of this season&#39;s Jazz Up Close series from the Kimmel Center. This grand finale celebrates the music of Philadelphia&#39;s own McCoy Tyner.<br /> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:54:01 +0000 WRTI Staff 3794 at http://wrti.org Jazz Up Close on WRTI: A Celebration of McCoy Tyner Violinist Joshua Bell http://wrti.org/post/violinist-joshua-bell <p>WRTI&#39;s Jill Pasternak speaks with violinist Joshua Bell on <strong>Saturday, April 14th, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.</strong> The world-renowned virtuoso updates us on his life, his longtime collaboration with pianist Jeremy Denk, and his new appointment as music director of Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He appears at the Kimmel Center on April 16th with the ensemble.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:54:09 +0000 Jill Pasternak 3765 at http://wrti.org Violinist Joshua Bell Canadian Brass and Organist Jeffrey Brillhart http://wrti.org/post/canadian-brass-and-organist-jeffrey-brillhart <p>Join Jill Pasternak as she interviews The Canadian Brass, along with organist Jeffrey Brillhart. Both will be appearing together in concert at the Kimmel Center on March 10th as part of the Kimmel&#39;s Fred J Cooper Memorial Organ series.</p><p><a href="http://www.canadianbrass.com/" target="_blank">More about Canadian Brass</a></p> Sat, 03 Mar 2012 19:11:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 3271 at http://wrti.org Canadian Brass and Organist Jeffrey Brillhart A New Jean Sibelius Symphony?--Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday--The Kimmel Center at Age 10 http://wrti.org/post/new-jean-sibelius-symphony-charles-dickens-200th-birthday-kimmel-center-age-10 <p>As fragments of an unfinished masterwork by Jean Sibelius come to light, David Patrick Stearns considers whether or not we're about to hear a new Sibelius symphony - more than half a century after the death of the great Finish composer.</p> <p>Susan Lewis explores the best of times and the worst of times in the life of Charles Dickens. Celebrations of the 200th birthday of the great Victorian-era English novelist are taking place around the region and the world.</p> <p>As the Kimmel Center celebrates its 10th birthday, Jim Cotter speaks with Ann Ewers, the president of the Philadelphia performing arts center.</p> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 21:21:00 +0000 Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 2674 at http://wrti.org A New Jean Sibelius Symphony?--Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday--The Kimmel Center at Age 10 Pianist Jonathan Biss http://wrti.org/post/pianist-jonathan-biss <p>Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Jonathan Biss. The exceptional young pianist appears at the Kimmel Center on February 4th with pianist Richard Goode.<br /><br /></p> <p>Still in his 20's, Biss already enjoys a flourishing international reputation through his orchestral, recital, and chamber music performances in North America and Europe and award-winning recordings.<br /><br /></p> <p>Biss represents the third generation in a family of professional musicians, which includes his grandmother Raya Garbousova (for whom Samuel Barber composed his Cello Concerto), as well as his parents, the Israeli-born violinist Miriam Fried and the violist Paul Biss.</p> Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:24:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2293 at http://wrti.org Pianist Jonathan Biss Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin http://wrti.org/post/pianist-marc-andre-hamelin <p>Join Jill Pasternak for a conversation with the piano virtuoso Marc-Andre Hamelin. A startlingly original blend of virtuosity and power has earned this Canadian artist legendary status. Long known for his matchless exploration of unfamiliar piano terrain, Hamelin is now universally recognized for the depth and originality of his interpretations of Classical and Romantic repertoire. He'll appear at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on January 13th at 8 pm, playing works by Liszt, Berg, and Deussy, and his own compositions.</p> Thu, 07 Jan 2010 15:36:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2277 at http://wrti.org Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn http://wrti.org/post/violinist-elizabeth-pitcairn <p>Virtuoso concert violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn is Jill's guest this week. She performs in partnership with one of the world's most legendary instruments, the Red Mendelssohn Stradivarius of 1720, which inspired the Academy award-winning film <em>The Red Violin</em>. She gave the Southern California premiere of The Red Violin Chaconne in 2000. Pitcairn has cultivated a world-renowned reputation for the soulful music that she creates with her famous violin. </p> <p>She'll perform as soloist in Philadelphia on Friday, May 22nd with Orchestra 2001 at the Kimmel Center when they play the Red Violin Suite, based on themes from the film.</p> Sat, 09 May 2009 17:31:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2122 at http://wrti.org Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn