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10:35 am
Sat April 24, 2010

Pianist Yuja Wang

Pianist Yuja Wang. Photo by Felix Broede for Deutsche Grammphon

Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews 23-year-old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang. A Curtis grad, Yuja is widely recognized for playing that combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist. Regularly lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique, Yuja has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and graceful, charismatic stage presence.

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Creatively Speaking
9:29 am
Sat April 24, 2010

Pianist Yuja Wang--Historical Soc. of PA-WICKED PHILADELPHIA--Renovated Baptist Temple at Temple

The newly renovated Baptist Temple first opened on March 1, 1891.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Kimmel Center recital debut of Curtis-trained pianist Yuja Wang on April 29, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers the evolution of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824, the Society is now celebrating the centennial of its Philadelphia landmark building.

As part of a companion series to his latest book Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels uncovers a notorious 19th century grave-robbing scandal.

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News and Views
11:08 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Temple University's Emergency Action Corps: Making A Difference in El Salvador

Windsor Johnston in El Salavdor

Philadelphia, PA – Access to adequate healthcare is a challenge for close to 1.3 billion people worldwide. In Central America over 140 million people have limited or no access to medical care. On this week's News & Views, Windsor Johnston travels to El Salvador with Temple Emergency Action Corps. The group was formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; medical students have since traveled to Honduras and Bolivia setting up clinics in rural areas.

News and Views
11:05 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Temple University's Emergency Action Corps: Making A Difference in El Salvador

Windsor Johnston in El Salavdor

Philadelphia, PA – Access to adequate healthcare is a challenge for close to 1.3 billion people worldwide. In Central America over 140 million people have limited or no access to medical care. On this week's News & Views, Windsor Johnston travels to El Salvador with Temple Emergency Action Corps. The group was formed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; medical students have since traveled to Honduras and Bolivia setting up clinics in rural areas.

News and Views
10:46 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Temple University's Emergency Action Corps: Making A Difference in El Salvador

Windsor Johnston in El Salavdor

Temple University's Emergency Action Corps: Making A Difference in El Salvador

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Creatively Speaking
12:05 pm
Sat April 17, 2010

2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner Jennifer Higdon--Phila. Orch.'s Asia Tour--Phila. Int'l Arts Festival '11

Photo by Candace DiCarlo

Jim Cotter speaks with composer Jennifer Higdon, the winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in music.

Susan Lewis looks ahead to the Philadelphia Orchestra's spring 2010 tour of Asia.

And we speak with organizers of the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, which takes place in April, 2011.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:25 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Kimmel Center Presents on WRTI: Organist Cameron Carpenter and Absolute Bach Reinvented


Sunday, April 18

3 to 5 pm


KIMMEL CENTER PRESENTS...

Master Musicians Organ Series:

Organist Cameron Carpenter


Fresh Ink Series:

Absolute Bach Reinvented featuring the new music group Absolute Ensemble and guest pianist Simone Dinnerstein

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News and Views
8:59 am
Mon April 12, 2010

Taxes: A Light Look

Taxes: A Light Look

Philadelphia, PA – Wacky deductions, weird expenses, and impossible exemptions - is there anything funny about filing taxes? On this week's News and Views, WRTI's Meridee Duddleston finds out from some of those who know.

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Creatively Speaking!
11:26 am
Sat April 10, 2010

Making Scents at Longwood Gardens--Composer Paul Lansky's New Work--Lego Animals at Phila. Zoo

Susan Lewis tries to make sense of scents with a visit to a new exhibition about perfume at Longwood Gardens.

David Patrick Stearns listens to the influential modern composer Paul Lansky's new work Comix Trip - commissioned by Relache Ensemble.

Jim Cotter speaks with sculptor Sean Kenney. A collection of animals he's created from LEGO bricks has just been unveiled at Philadelphia Zoo.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:45 am
Wed April 7, 2010

BrAVA Philadelphia! on WRTI


Sunday, April 11

3 to 5:30 pm


The Academy of Vocal Arts has produced some of the world's most brilliant opera stars - and many of them returned to Philadelphia in late March to celebrate AVA's 75th Anniversary and perform in a gala concert. Tune in or listen online on April 11th when we bring you this special concert, recorded live at the Kimmel Center. The concert featured AVA star alumni from the Metropolitan Opera and from around the world.

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