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.
Pennsylvania Ballet's "Giselle." Jason Peifer Philadelphia New Play Festival. We speak with two teenagers who help parents navigate their families through local cultural events. Susan Lewis: Temple Theater--"The Importance of Being Earnest."
Since he first came to New York 30 years ago, pianist and composer Michel Camilo has made a name for himself as an inventive and ferocious jazz player. His amazing skills at the piano, forged at the Dominican Republic's National Conservatory and National Symphony Orchestra — and later, at Mannes and Juilliard in New York — have allowed him to make contributions to the world of classical music as well.
Daniel Garber at the Pennsylvania of the Fine Arts and the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown. Susan Lewis looks at a celebration of 150 years of the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Jason Peifer visits Art-Reach, part of its mission is to help underserved audiences experience arts and culture.