Crossover
12:45 pm
Sat August 20, 2011

Pianist Dan Franklin Smith

In an interview from 2009, Jill Pasternak speaks with Dan Franklin Smith about his work as music director of the chamber ensemble Elysium, and his career as a concert pianist.

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Creatively Speaking
11:59 am
Sat August 20, 2011

Sculptor Claes Oldenburg--"George Washington"--Composer James MacMillan--Re-beginning, Atwater Kent

A conversation with Claes Oldenburg. The world-renowned sculptor's centerpiece for Lenfest Plaza, the new civic space at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, is being installed on August 20th.

Susan Lewis takes us to two exhibitions at the National Constitution Center that explore "the real" George Washington.

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the Scottish composer James MacMillan.

And we speak with Charles Croce, the CEO of Philadelphia's City Museum - the revamped and renamed Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.

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News and Views
11:01 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Two Exhibitions at National Constitution Center Expose the REAL George Washington

GEORGE WASHINGTON Gilbert Stuart (1755 - 1828), American Oil on canvas, ca. 1798, Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Gift of Caroline H. Richardson, 1904
Creatively Speaking
11:03 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Insect Illustrations (ANS)--Maestro Jaap Van Zweden--Historical Musical Devices at Pennypacker Mills

Susan Lewis explores an exhibition of the insect illustrations of a world-renowned entomologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the Dutch-born music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap Van Zweden.

Eric Brannon takes us to Pennypacker Mills in Schwenksville, PA for an exhibition of historical mechanical musical devices - the forebearers of modern electronic appliances such as the CD player and the iPod.

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Crossover
11:00 am
Sat August 13, 2011

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Join Jill Pasternak for a candid interview from 2010 with the distinguished pianist Garrick Ohlsson. Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess.

 

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News and Views
9:29 am
Sat August 13, 2011

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Moving Into the Future

WRTI Spotlight
10:44 am
Tue August 9, 2011

You're Invited! Live Taping of FROM THE TOP in Ocean City, NJ


From the Top, with host Christopher O'Riley, will be at the Ocean City Music Pier - right on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ - on Wednesday, August 31st at 8 pm.

Take a trip down the shore to see a live taping of the show, featuring extraordinary young classical musicians from our region and across the country. They're sure to delight you with amazing performances and charming personal stories. What a great way to end the summer!

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News and Views
11:35 am
Mon August 8, 2011

New Wineries in NJ: Court Ruling Puts Their Business on Hold

New Wineries in NJ: Court Ruling Puts Their Business on Hold

Philadelphia, PA – Over 30 new wineries in NJ are facing unexpected challenges because of a court ruling preventing them from conducting business; they're waiting for the NJ Legislature to intervene on their behalf. WRTI's Joe Irizarry speaks with the director of the NJ Division of Alcoholic and Beverage Control, as well as some winery owners about the situation.

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Creatively Speaking
2:32 pm
Sat August 6, 2011

Soprano Meagan Miller--Philadelphia's Hedgerow Theatre--The Berks Opera Workshop

David Patrick Stearns profiles Meagan Miller. The West Chester soprano is a rising star in the world opera. Susan Lewis profiles Hedgerow Theatre in Media Pennsylvania, which has been forging its own unique artistic path since 1923. And Jim Cotter speaks with Francine Black and her daughter Tamara Black, founders and directors of Berks Opera Workshop.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
1:01 pm
Sat August 6, 2011

Works by Ignaz Pleyel and Dmitri Shostakovich

Ignaz Pleyel had three strikes against him during the French Revolution. He was rich, he was a foreigner, and he worked for the Church. He was exactly the type of person for whom the Reign of Terror sharpened its guillotines. Even worse: he was an artist. Different despots use different tactics, but artists are usually among their first targets.

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