Celebrate the musical dynasty of the Bach Family from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21. Tune in or listen online from Monday through Thursday, when you'll hear a variety of works by Johann Sebastian and his sons Carl Phillip Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian, and others. On Friday and Saturday, we'll celebrate J. S.'s birth (March 21, 1685) with some of his best-loved works, and lesser-known masterpieces.
Jim Cotter speaks with composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra will include his rarely performed Lilacs in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.
Susan Lewis explores North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based performing arts program, including theater and dance, spoken word, and video production.
Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.
Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary
A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project.
Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.
Sunday, March 1: 3 to 5 pm Academy of Vocal Arts Donizetti's Don Pasquale
Don Pasquale is a comedy of love and deception. But what happens when you take this "opera buffa" out of its Italian surroundings and place it square in the middle of 1880's Arizona? The AVA presents David Gately's "Wild-West" version of Don Pasquale. Richard A. Raub conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra.
Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, and Portuguese Fado singer Mariza. Hilary Hahn will perform at the Kimmel Center on March 4th; Mariza will perform there on March 1st.
We speak with the promising young violinist Benjamin Beilman. A Curtis student, he is one of eight winners of Astral Artistic Service's National Auditions. Beilman also recently won the Il Milka/Astral Violin Prize.
Susan Lewis looks at Cezanne and Beyond, the Philadelphia Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition about the impact of the 19th century French artist, called the "Father of Modern Painting."