In this edition of Discoveries, we'll hear music by one of the leading American women composers of the mid-20th century. Elinor Remick Warren was also pianist to the stars, and the wife of a Hollywood producer. Solidly in the American Romantic tradition of Howard Hanson and Samuel Barber, there's also a streak of French impressionism shining through her music.
Jim Cotter speaks with Simone Dinnerstein. The internationally acclaimed pianist performs with the Chiara Quartet on March 7th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews a performance by Philadelphia Singers and the new music ensembles Relache and Orchestra 2001 featuring premieres by Philip Glass, Steven Reich, and Joseph Castado.
Susan Lewis profiles the Delaware Art Museum, which continues a tradition of telling stories through art.
Join Jill Pasternak and special guests for a centennial tribute to West Chester, Pennsylvania native Samuel Barber. Featured this week are faculty members of West Chester University College of Visual and Performing Arts including pianist Carl Cranmer, cellist and conductor Ovidiu Marinescu, and baritone Randall Scarlatta. Other guest artists are Mimi Stillman, flutist, and Charles Abramovic, pianist. Ms. Stillman is the founder and director of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series. Mr. Abramovic, a member of the Dolce Suono Trio, is also a professor of piano at Temple University.
This week on News and Views we'll journey through gardens around the globe. "Passport to the World," the theme of this year's Philadelphia International Flower Show, features thousands of exotic plant and floral exhibits designed by some of the region's most highly acclaimed horticultural enthusiasts. Windsor Johnston reports from the showroom floor at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The 2010 Philadelphia Flower Show runs until March 7th.
Join Jill Pasternak when she speaks with German vocalist Max Raabe, leader of the 12-piece Palast Orchester. Raabe and his orchestra specialize in recreating the sound of German dance and film music of the 1920s and 1930s; they'll bring their signature panache and high style to classic tunes from the Golden Age of song on March 5th at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia.
The ensemble has achieved international success for original arrangements of works by Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, delivered with amusing nostalgia.
Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new exhibition, Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris.
Cameron Carpenter fancies himself as the avenging angel of the organ world. He dresses in white - with rhinestones. He plays with a phenomenal technique. And he wants to change everything. David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to his upcoming concert at the Kimmel Center.