A conversation with Robert Capanna, Executive Director of Settlement Music School, celebrating its 100th anniversary; Susan Lewis considers the role of the Philadelphia Film Festival in the city's cultural community; Jason Peifer visits the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia.
Jill's guest this week is one of the most respected figures in choral music, and a composer and conductor. John Rutter's works are among the most frequently-performed works in the choral repertoire, and he joins Jill on this week's Crossover.
Daniel Gerber at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts and the James A. Michener Art Museum. Susan Lewis: American Composers Orchestra. We look at one man's collection of films. Jason Peifer examines the role of the costume designer in theater.
We speak with Roxanna Panufnik the composer of a work commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits the Pig Iron Theater Company as they prepare to open their newest show, Chekhov Lizardbrain. A conversation with nationally renowned broadcaster and musician Bill McGlaughlin--recipient of this year's Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance Tribute Award. Susan Lewis takes a look at the Greenfield Competition: The Philadelphia Orchestra's annual contest for young musicians.
A conversation with Charles Dutoit, chief conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2008; Susan Lewis reports on Pennsylvania Ballet's brand new work based on Carl Orff's Carmina Burana; Jason Peifer takes a look at a theater company that recently relocated to Philadelphia after losing their New Orleans home to Hurricane Katrina.
Eduard Schmieder, the Temple's Boyer School of Music and Dance, professor directs iPalpiti. Susan Lewis reports on Intercultural Journeys, a Philadelphia based nonprofit that this month brings together Arab and Jewish musicians. Jason Peifer examines the role of the sound designer in theater productions.
This week on Crossover, Jill speaks with singer, composer and star of the musical stage, Colm Wilkinson. A man of many musical talents, Wilkinson moved from pop in the 70's in his native Ireland to international fame as the original Jean Valjean in the London and Broadway productions of Les Miserables, and the phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. They'll discuss his long career and his newest CD release Some of My Best Friends are Songs.
A conversation with Thomas Chimes: the subject of a new retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Jason Peifer speaks with the creators and producers of several family-oriented productions in Philadelphia. Susan Lewis looks at neighborhood art film houses.