Jim Cotter speaks with Opera Company of Philadelphia Artistic Director Robert Driver about the company's 2010 season finale - a company premiere of Gluck's rarely performed Orphee et Eurydice.
Susan Lewis explores Late Renoir, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring works from the final decades of the artist's life.
David Patrick Stearns profiles 20-year-old pianist Haochen Zhang. A 2009 gold-medal winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he opens the Mann Center season on June 15, 2010.
Over the course of four days, 36 artists will create art on the banks of the Schuylkill River. WRTI's Susan Lewis explores Art in the Open - a festival that brings audience and artist together during the creative process. Works created between June 9 to 12, 2010 will be shown on June 13th at the University of the Arts.
Jim Cotter speaks with violinist Arabella Steinbacher. Having previously performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga and on its recent tour of Asia, she makes her Kimmel Center debut on June 4, 2010.
Susan Lewis considers Art in the Open Philadelphia, a new outdoor art festival set to open on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Center City, Philadelphia.
And we speak with James W. Hilty, author of Temple University, 125 Years of Service to Philadelphia, the Nation, and the World.
French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and has been praised for the fresh perspective and individuality he brings to a broad spectrum of the keyboard canon. He studied in Montreal with Yvonne Hubert (a pupil of French pianist, Alfred Cortot), in Vienna with Beethoven specialist Dieter Weber, and subsequently with Schnabel disciple Leon Fleisher, among others. Mr.
We're So Close To Reaching Our Fiscal Year Goal...
With contributions from listeners like you - before June 30th - we'll raise the additional $150,000 needed to end the year successfully. Listeners provide the largest source of WRTI's funding. And the music comes your way because of the actions of one listener at a time. Thank you so much, if you've contributed recently. But if you haven't, please do your part by calling 1-866-809-9784, or contribute online.
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After a three-and-a-half-year search, the Philadelphia Orchestra has a new artistic leader. The orchestra has tapped 35-year-old French Canadian Yannick Nezet-Seguin, current music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic, and principal conductor of the Metropolitan Orchestra of Montreal since 2000. Nezet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2008 and 2009. When he spoke to WRTI late last year, he was enthusiastic about his early experiences with the ensemble.
In Our Youth-Oriented Culture, Who is Most Satisfied with Life?
Philadelphia, PA – Research on how adults between ages 18 to 85 rate their satisfaction with life and day-to-day moods yields a few surprises. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston highlights the thrust of a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It's an age-related snapshot of psychological well-being in the United States.
German Romantic composer and influential music critic Robert Schumann was born 200 years ago, on June 8, 1810. We'll celebrate his bicentennial birthday with a day devoted to some of his best-loved symphonic, piano, and chamber music, plus some of his less-frequently heard compositions.