News

Pages

INBOX
9:33 am
Sat April 18, 2009

Sergey Kachatryan, violin; Masur, conductor; Philadelphia Orchestra


Sergey Kachatryan looks a curly headed Pan and plays like him too, on the violin. The young man's pitches are impossibly clean. He pays more attention to expressivity than bravura. Sensibility and softness dominate until its time to pull out the stops. The cadenza to the Shostakovich Violin Concerto in A minor blazed as he built it into a bonfire.

Sergey Kachatryan, violin; Masur, conductor; Philadelphia Orchestra

Read more
Creatively Speaking
3:55 pm
Thu April 16, 2009

Maestro Rossen Milanov--Something Intangible--The Audition--Free Library of Philadelphia Festival

The new documentary film goes behind-the-scenes at the Met Opera's National Council Auditions.

Jim Cotter speaks with Rossen Milanov. He conducts both Camden's Symphony in C with Astral Artists, and The Philadelphia Orchestra in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center.

Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre as it opens Bruce Graham's Something Intangible, the Arden's 30th world-premiere play. We'll hear about the career of the Philadelphia playwright.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews The Audition, a documentary exploring how the Metropolitan Opera finds new talent. The film features AVA artists Angela Meade and Michael Fabiano.

Read more
Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:18 pm
Thu April 16, 2009

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia on WRTI: Works by Brahms and Beethoven

The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, with soloists Susanna Phillips and Randall Scarlata, join The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in a performance of the Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem.

Sunday, March 15
3 to 5 pm
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor

Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, chorus
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Randall Scarlata, baritone

Program:
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A Major
BRAHMS: Ein deutsches Requiem

More Information:

Read more
Critic-at-Large
12:15 pm
Tue April 14, 2009

Something Intangible, Arden Theatre


There's usually one sibling who carries everyone's baggage. The family Bruce Graham imagines In Something Intangible at the Arden Theatre now shows the burdens creativity inflicts. Two brothers, one an animator, the other an accountant, live in Hollywood in the 1940s. Something Intangible is the Arden's 30th world premiere.

Something Intangible

Read more
Crossover
12:18 pm
Mon April 13, 2009

Concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers

Smile is concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' just-released CD

Join Jill Pasternak as she welcomes Anne Akiko Meyers to Crossover. Meyers is celebrated today as one of the world's premiere concert violinists. She recently launched Smile, a much-anticipated new album with pianist, Akira Eguchi. It features special arrangements of works including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," and Astor Piazzolla's "Tangos."

Read more
Creatively Speaking
2:30 pm
Fri April 10, 2009

Painted Metaphors of the Ancient Maya--Juxtapose--The Elusive Hindemith--Marian Anderson Museum

A Mayan Chama Vase, one of more than 150 objects in the new Penn Museum exhibition.

Jason Peifer visits 'Painted Metaphors: Pottery and Politics of the Ancient Maya' at the Penn Museum. The exhibition features 1,300-year-old pottery from the highlands of Guatemala.

Susan Lewis looks at 'Juxtapose,' a new program by Phila.'s contemporary dance company, Jeanne Ruddy Dance. It features a premiere by world-renowned choreographer Martha Clarke.

Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns explores the latest developments in the story of a Paul Hindemith piano concerto, and how the only copy of the piece came to be found in rural PA.

Read more
Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:12 am
Wed April 8, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Zubin Mehta, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, and Israeli Percussionists PercaDu

Marimba and percussion duo Perca Du with composer Avner Dorman

Sunday, April 12
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
PercaDu, percussionists

Program:
Avner Dorman: Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!? (U.S. Premiere)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

More Information:

Read more
Crossover
9:27 am
Wed April 8, 2009

MINAS band leaders Orlando Haddad and Patricia King

MINAS will perform two shows at World Cafe Live on Saturday, April 11th

MINAS is celebrating 25 years of spreading the joy of Brazilian music to Philadelphians. Join Orlando Haddad and Patricia King at the World Cafe Live for two shows on Saturday, April 11th - at 7:30 pm there will be a concert/dinner, and at 10:30 pm a Brazilian groove dance party. There's even more MINAS to look forward to this year! They have two CDs slated for release in the coming months.

Read more
Classical Stories
4:19 pm
Sat April 4, 2009

Pianist Gabriela Imreh on WRTI's <em>Crossover</em>

Pianist Gabriela Imreh


This week's show is a premiere of sorts. Our guest Gabriela Imreh is an outstanding pianist, and she and her husband, conductor Daniel Spalding are detectives as well. Imreh shares the fascinating story of their precious discovery--Vittorio Giannini's Piano Concerto, a major work that she went on to record. The Concerto had almost been forgotten since its first performance in 1937; Imreh and her husband brought it back to life. Hear their story on this week's Crossover.

Read more
Critic-at-Large
11:24 am
Fri April 3, 2009

Hamlet, Lantern Theater Company


Hamlet's an exhausting and compelling fellow in the Lantern Company's production with Geoff Sobel in the title role. Sobel, a very physical actor keeps the brooding prince restlessly in motion, while making Shakespeare's thoughts his own.

Hamlet, Lantern Theater Company

Read more

Pages