This week Jill Pasternak's guest is acclaimed flutist Mimi Stillman. At 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music. She has since appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performed chamber music in many of the world's great concert halls. She is the founder and artistic director of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, entering its third season in its new home at First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, PA 19103 – In Part 2 of our series, John Kerry weighs in on the hotly contested Democratic primary race, and explains why he thinks Illinois Senator Barack Obama should become the next U.S. president.
A former presidential candidate, Kerry is back on the campaign trail stumping for Obama, and will be featured on WRTI from May 2 to 7.
Philadelphia, PA – Bill Clinton discusses life back on the presidential campaign trail--this time on behalf of his wife, New York Senator Hillary Clinton.
The two-term American president also talks about the role he expects to play in a potential second Clinton administration, and makes some predictions about the road ahead for his wife and her Democratic opponent, Illinois Senator Barak Obama.
This week Jill Pasternak speaks with American classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro. Since his New York debut in 1976 De Chiaro has concertized throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has also recorded two nationally televised special programs for the PBS network and has made numerous recordings for the Louisiana-based Centaur Records, including a four-volume set of his guitar transcriptions of the complete works of Scott Joplin.
Jill Pasternak welcomes pianist John Owings. Owings is a prizewinner of several prestigious competitions, including the gold medal at the first Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition in Cleveland. His CD recordings on the Koch International Classics and Opus Millesime labels have received outstanding reviews, and his most recent CD, on the Pro Organo label, features the complete keyboard works of Julius Reubke. Since 1990 Owings has been a member of the faculty of Texas Christian University.
We look ahead to a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring the works of some talented, young, local artists.
Philadelphia Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns profiles pianist Yuja Wang. The fast-rising star is the soloist when the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs at the Kimmel Center next week.
Susan Lewis visits historic Eastern State Penitentiary, now planning the renovation of a synagogue within its walls.
Jason Peifer looks ahead to the year's Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia.