Fairmount Water Works http://wrti.org en Opera In...An Underground Swimming Pool? http://wrti.org/post/opera-inan-underground-swimming-pool <p>Philadelphia is recognized nationally for being on the cutting edge of non-traditional opera staging. Now, on the heels of acclaimed offerings from the city's largest company, comes a new work from a smaller presenter that is literally taking the opera art form...underground.</p><p>Beneath Philadelphia's Fairmount Water Works is the Kelly swimming pool. Abandoned in 1972 after being inundated by a hurricane, it sits just a few feet above waters of the Schuylkill River with just a few inches of concrete protecting it from further flooding.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:45:07 +0000 Jim Cotter 6770 at http://wrti.org Opera In...An Underground Swimming Pool? Where Music Lives: At the Water's Edge http://wrti.org/post/where-music-lives-waters-edge <p></p><p>Music lives at The Fairmount Water Works, where a Philadelphia-area jazz singer is featured in a short film about the water. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, Phyllis Chapell finds that music is one way to highlight environmental issues.</p><p>The&nbsp;short film, <em>AEIOU-Water</em>, is shown&nbsp;Sundays at the Fairmount Water Works.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/L6scJCeJgHA</p><p sizcache040781766820725934="17857" sizset="0"><a href="http://www.siorajazz.com/calendar.php" target="_blank">Information about Phyllis Chapell's upcoming live performances in the region.</a><br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:17:50 +0000 Susan Lewis 6147 at http://wrti.org Where Music Lives: At the Water's Edge Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music http://wrti.org/post/philadelphias-curtis-institute-music <p>We revisit four recent features from the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com. We look back at the history of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music. We'll take a walk through Doylestown's James A. Michener Art Museum, while Susan Lewis visits the Rosenbach Museum &amp; Library and the Fairmount Water Works.</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2006 14:07:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 1695 at http://wrti.org The Curtis Institute of Music http://wrti.org/post/curtis-institute-music <p>This week, we listen back to four recent features from the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com. We'll discover a little of the history of the Curtis Institute of Music and take a walk through the James A. Michener Art Museum, while Susan Lewis visits the Rosenbach Museum &amp; Library and explores the Fairmount Water Works.</p> Sat, 08 Apr 2006 19:58:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 1708 at http://wrti.org Jeffrey Siegel http://wrti.org/post/jeffrey-siegel <p>We speak with world renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel. The second of his three-part series of Keyboard Conversations, which provide listeners with deeper insight into individual classical piano works is at the Kimmel Center next week. Jason Peifer examines the legacy of Arthur Miller and looks ahead to the People's Light &amp; Theatre production of The Crucible, which opens next week. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2006 18:16:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 1714 at http://wrti.org