Join Jill Pasternak when she speaks with members of the India Music and Dance Society (SRUTI) about the two styles of Indian classical music, Carnatic and Hindustani, and about upcoming performances of this music at the Independence Seaport Museum on September 3rd and 4th.
A lone violin plays a simple, haunting melody, and you think of the people: the many taken away, the few saved, and the one who saved the few. His name is Schindler, and the violin plays. This forlorn, soft, heart-rending music--performed here by Itzhak Perlman--is by John Williams, the king of Hollywood composers. It transforms the movie, because as sad as Schindler's List is, it is the sweetness of the music that drives the sadness deeper. John Williams makes magic happen in front of our eyes. That's what he does.
Giacomo Gates: The Revolution Will Be Jazz - The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron
The ever-witty vocalist Giacomo Gates is usually compared to Eddie Jefferson or Jon Hendricks when it comes to style. If not those artists, he's compared to instrumentalists due to his mastery of Vocalese. That being said, I'm sure you're wondering how the art of the late Gil Scott-Heron can even be associated with Gates.
As America's first president is considered through the material culture of two of his households - one at Mount Vernon and one in Philadelphia - WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the man behind the myth. NEW VIEWS FROM MOUNT VERNON, and THE PRESIDENT'S HOUSE: THE UNTOLD STORY IN QUILTS run through September 5th at the Nat'l Constitution Center.