Join Maureen Malloy from 6 to 8 pm for the second installment of the Jazz Up Close series from the Kimmel Center, celebrating "Killer Joe" himself, Benny Golson. Philadelphia-born Golson is known worldwide as a true jazz innovator - as a sax player and as a composer. He's also the only living artist to create eight jazz standards.
Love listening to classical music? Want to know more? On this special edition of News and Views, Meridee Duddleston satisfies her curiosity about a few classical concepts. Hear from WRTI hosts: Jack Moore on a string technique that bounces, Jill Pasternak on one way that conductors create meaning, and Dave Conant on a romantic genre that tells a story.
Gustav Mahler famously remarked that the symphony "must be like the world - it must embrace everything." This explains those disjunct themes delightfully butting against each other in his symphonies. What is often forgotten is that he said this to disagree with Jean Sibelius, who told Mahler that every part of a symphony must have a logical, ruthless interconnection with every other part. Not the world, replies Sibelius: a symphony is like the earth.
There's good news emanating from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. We speak with General Director David Devan.
Susan Lewis profiles the Philadelphia-based Baroque ensemble, Tempesta Di Mare.
David Patrick Stearns looks at the National Association of Negro Musicians.
We speak with the Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His Under the Influence, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.