David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Opera Company of Philadelphia's upcoming production of Gounod's Romeo & Juliet that casts the Capulets and Montagues - not as feuding families - but as rival haute couture design houses.
Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Croce, the new CEO of the recently revamped and renamed Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent, which tells the story of the City of Philadelphia.
Join Jill Pasternak for an interview with composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who has taken the world by storm with his unique choral arrangements, innovative compositions, and Virtual Choir project - an exciting online social experiment.
On February 13th, from 10 to 11 pm, listen online at wrti.org or on WRTI HD-2 to Kile Smith's Contemporary American Music show, Now is the Time. Works by David Snow, Wendy Mae Chambers, and H. Leslie Adams will warm you up for Valentine's Day.
Music for Un-Romantics: "Clair de Lune" from Claude Debussy's Suite bergamasque
Not being romantic is the mark of certain men, of a certain age. I never buy flowers on Valentine's Day; I do so whenever I see really nice flowers for sale. This is why Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune," the third movement of his Suite bergamasque, is the perfect piece of music for me and for all fellow un-romantics. Read More
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to a performance by the Musicopia String Orchestra featuring works written by composer Tina Davidson in collaboration with three young members of the ensemble.
Susan Lewis explores a partnership between the chamber music ensemble, Dolce Suono, and Placido Domingo's Washington DC program for emerging singers.
And Tom Keels explores the Stoogeum. The suburban Philadelphia museum celebrates the life and legacy of The Three Stooges.
Jill's guest this week is award-winning pianist Donna Coleman - an Ambler, Pa native who now lives in Australia. Her latest CD, Don't Touch Me, is devoted to the music of Ignacio Cervantes, known as the 19th-century Cuban Chopin.
Join us for 12 hours of non-stop musical magic - works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 - December 5, 1791) on his birthday!
Everything Mozart Contest!
How much do you love music by Mozart? Interested in adding the best Mozart recordings to your music collection? Every pledge on January 27th only will automatically be entered into our Everything Mozart Contest! You could win fabulous CDs with hundreds of hours of music by Mozart.
From Deceptive Cadence - NPR's new classical music blog. Bob McQuiston writes about Dmitri Shostakovich's influence on the Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Three of Weinberg's string quartets are performed on the young Danelo Quartet's latest album.
Polish-born composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg (also spelled Vaynberg) was of Jewish decent, and the only immediate member of his family to get out of Poland alive, following the Nazi occupation of 1939. Initially he fled to Minsk, but as the Nazis "panzered" into Russia, he moved further east to Tashkent in 1941.