Creatively Speaking
3:36 pm
Sat October 9, 2010

Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie--Threepenny Opera--Environmental Art--Symphony in C's K. Thiagarajan

Jim Cotter speaks with landscape architect Kim Wilkie. He's the designer of Longwood Gardens' new East Conservatory Plaza, featuring the first terraced lawn in the United States and the largest indoor green wall in North America.

Jane Pepper explores The Threepenny Opera. The Arden Theatre presents its production of the classic 1920s-era Brecht and Weill musical through November 7, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers different approaches to environmental art, with a visit to the Schuylkill Center in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

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1:24 pm
Sat October 9, 2010

Violist Daniel Avshalomov

American String Quartet violist Daniel Avshalomov is Jill's guest this week. The Quartet celebrates its 35-year anniversary with the release of a new CD, Schubert's Echo.

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News and Views
8:24 am
Sat October 9, 2010

Celebrating Dracula at the Rosenbach Museum and Library

Susan Lewis considers DRACULA by Bram Stoker, whose notes for the famous novel live on at the Rosenbach Museum and Library. A Dracula Exhibition and Festival are taking place through October at the Rosenbach in Center City, Philadelphia.

Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
4:14 pm
Mon October 4, 2010

Works by Mieczysław Karłowic

Composer Mieczysław Karłowicz

Often overrun by foreign powers in its thousand-year history, Poland engenders pride in people of Polish descent around the world. October is Polish American Heritage Month, and we take a look at Mieczysław Karłowicz as a representative of the hope and turmoil in the history of this country.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:16 pm
Sun October 3, 2010

New York Philharmonic: All-Mahler Afternoon

Recordings from the Archives of the New York Philharmonic


Mahler: Kindertotenlieder

Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Jennie Tourel, soprano

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Lorin Maazel, conductor

New York Philharmonic Website

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Creatively Speaking
11:07 am
Sat October 2, 2010

Two Shakespeare Productions in Philadelphia--Dracula Festival at Rosenbach Museum

Mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, an AVA resident artist, appears in Opera Company of Philadelphia's Otello at the Academy of Music.

David Patrick Stearns takes us to two new Shakespeare productions: the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Otello at the Academy of Music, and Macbeth at the Wilma Theater.

As Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum and Library hosts its annual Dracula Festival, Susan Lewis considers Bram Stoker's famous vampire and his impact on contemporary culture.

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11:36 am
Fri October 1, 2010

Pianist Leon Bates

Jill interviews pianist, recording artist, and composer Leon Bates as he gets set to kick off the inaugural season of performances at the newly restored Baptist Temple, on the campus of Temple University.

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Creatively Speaking
1:15 pm
Sat September 25, 2010

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's Dirk Brosse--Fringe Wilmington Festival's Tina Betz

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's new music director - Dirk Brosse

As the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia begins it's new season, Jim Cotter speaks with Dirk Brosse, the ensemble's new music director.

And we speak with Tina Betz, co-founding producer of the Fringe Wilmington Festival, in Wilmington, Delaware.

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4:21 pm
Mon September 20, 2010

Who Loves WRTI?

WRTI Member Sally Eisenberg: Why She Supports the Music

Center City, Philadelphia resident Sally Eisenberg is a pianist, a holistic health counselor, a multi-media artist, and an outdoors enthusiast who loves taking walks with her family. Sally's also an avid listener of WRTI.

Listen to Sally explain why she's a WRTI Member.

WRTI Member Sally Eisenberg

Please join Sally in supporting WRTI.

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Creatively Speaking
10:25 am
Sat September 18, 2010

Wharton Esherick Exhibition--Sculptor Sean Kenney's Lego Animals--Jennifer Higdon on The Beatles

Susan Lewis considers a new multi-venue exhibition celebrating 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick.

Jim Cotter speaks with sculptor Sean Kenney. A collection of animals he's created from LEGO bricks is on view at the Philadelphia Zoo.

And we listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.

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