The Gross Clinic http://wrti.org en Phila. Orchestra's Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Artistry of Tiffany Lamps--Eakins' The Gross Clinic at PMA http://wrti.org/post/phila-orchestras-yannick-nezet-seguin-artistry-tiffany-lamps-eakins-gross-clinic-pma <p>As Yannick Nezet-Seguin returns to conduct a series of sold-out concerts, Jim Cotter speaks with the music director designate of the Philadelphia Orchestra.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers the artistry of Tiffany lamps. The distinctive lighting fixtures are both objects of utility and works of art.</p> <p>We pay a visit to an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art highlighting the restored Thomas Eakins masterpiece, <i>The Gross Clinic.</i></p> Sat, 08 Jan 2011 17:33:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2475 at http://wrti.org Phila. Orchestra's Yannick Nezet-Seguin--Artistry of Tiffany Lamps--Eakins' The Gross Clinic at PMA Carl Tanner, Thomas Eakins, Children's Theater http://wrti.org/post/carl-tanner-thomas-eakins-childrens-theater <p>Highlights from this week's program include: a conversation with tenor Carl Tanner. His latest CD is a celebration of great Christmas hymns and carols. Meridee Duddleston looks at how art is more and more being collected as an investment rather than for its esthetic value. Susan Lewis goes beyond the Gross Clinic controversy to profile the artist Thomas Eakins and explores his multifaceted legacy to Philadelphia. Jason Peifer looks at the growing popularity of children's theater and speaks with the creators and producers of several family-oriented productions in Philadelphia.</p> Sat, 16 Dec 2006 15:06:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Meridee Duddleston & Jason Peifer 1837 at http://wrti.org Thomas Eakins http://wrti.org/post/thomas-eakins <p>Efforts are now underway to keep Thomas Eakins' iconic painting The Gross Clinic in Philadelphia. We speak with those leading the charge; Jason Peifer explores The Tales of Hoffmann from Temple University Opera Theater. The production is based on the newest edition of the 19th century opera, which incorporates 24 previously undiscovered pages from Composer Jacques Offenbach's original score; and, Susan Lewis looks at a new film-making contest. Project 21 gives competitors just 21 days to create a complete new work-but with a twist.</p> Sat, 18 Nov 2006 15:54:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1679 at http://wrti.org