Philadelphia Wind Symphony http://wrti.org en The Philadelphia Wind Symphony http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-wind-symphony <p>Susan Lewis profiles<a href="http://www.philadelphiawindsymphony.org/index.html" target="_blank"><strong> The Philadelphia Wind Symphony</strong></a>. The ensemble will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Holst, and Shostakovich at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia on Tuesday.</p><p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:49:01 +0000 Susan Lewis 4855 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Wind Symphony Warming Up for the Philadelphia Wind Symphony Concert at the Caplan Center http://wrti.org/post/warming-philadelphia-wind-symphony-concert-caplan-center <p>Concert band music has its roots in the military, dating back to the 1700s. However, over the last century, more composers have written explicitly for band and wind ensembles. WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the continually expanding repertoire for ensembles of brass, woodwinds, and percussion.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 11:51:52 +0000 Susan Lewis 3411 at http://wrti.org Warming Up for the Philadelphia Wind Symphony Concert at the Caplan Center Pianist Christian Zacharias--The Recently Formed Phila. Wind Symphony--A New Sibelius Symphony? http://wrti.org/post/pianist-christian-zacharias-recently-formed-phila-wind-symphony-new-sibelius-symphony <p>Jim Cotter speaks with the renowned German pianist Christian Zacharias.<br /><br />Susan Lewis takes a look at The Philadelphia Wind Symphony. The recently formed ensemble is performing on March 3rd in Center City, Philadelphia.<br /><br />As fragments of an unfinished Jean Sibelius masterwork come to light, David Patrick Stearns considers whether or not we&#39;re about to hear a new Sibelius symphony, more than half a century after the death of the great Finish composer.</p><p>More Information:</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:37:00 +0000 Jim Cotter, Susan Lewis & David Patrick Stearns 3265 at http://wrti.org Pianist Christian Zacharias--The Recently Formed Phila. Wind Symphony--A New Sibelius Symphony? Soprano Ailyn Perez--Philadelphia Wind Symphony Debut--Symphony in C's Krishna Thiagarajan http://wrti.org/post/soprano-ailyn-perez-philadelphia-wind-symphony-debut-symphony-cs-krishna-thiagarajan <p>David Patrick Stearns reports on the rise (and rise) of Ailyn Perez. The soprano, whose career began in Philadelphia, stars in the Royal Opera House's production of <i>La Traviata</i>.</p> <p>Susan Lewis takes a first look at The Philadelphia Wind Symphony. The new ensemble makes its debut on December 4th.</p> <p>Jim Cotter speaks with Krishna Thiagarajan, the president of Symphony in C orchestra.</p> Sat, 03 Dec 2011 17:14:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Susan Lewis & Jim Cotter 2664 at http://wrti.org Soprano Ailyn Perez--Philadelphia Wind Symphony Debut--Symphony in C's Krishna Thiagarajan