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.
Join Jill for a fascinating interview with Sergio Cervetti - a highly accomplished composer and teacher who enlightens the ear with diversified sounds that are beautiful and invigorating. Cervetti's compositions include electronic and instrumental scores for orchestra, opera, chamber ensemble, voice, dance and film. RadioIndy.com describes Cervetti's 2009 release, Visual Diary/The Mouth of Boredom as "...interlaced with Alternative, Electronic, Contemporary and New Age Classical creations...The visions and artistic musical conceptions in the CD are inspiring and expertly written.