Tune in on Saturday, May 14th at 12 noon to hear Wagner's DIE WALKURE, the last broadcast in the Metropolitan Opera's 2010/2011 Saturday radio broadcast season. James Levine conducts. Soprano Deborah Voigt sings Brunnhilde.
A Look at the Upcoming Philadelphia Municipal Primary Elections
Philadelphia, PA – Will Philadelphia voters head to the polls Tuesday, May 17th to choose who will be running for office in November's general election? Five City Council members are stepping down, which opens those seats for new blood. The election is drawing little public interest. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the upcoming Philadelphia primary elections.
David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the first performances in Dolce Suono's two-year long Mahler 100/ Schoenberg 60 Project.
Susan Lewis considers the people and passion behind the long-running Society Hill Playhouse, founded on 8th Street in Philadelphia in 1959.
As work continues on Lenfest Plaza at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, we listen back to an interview with Claes Oldenburg. The world-renowned sculptor is creating a centerpiece for the new civic space.
The famous pianist and composer Ignaz Moscheles sat next to the 15-year-old boy on the piano bench, about to give a piano lesson as a favor to the boy's father. In less than a minute, Moscheles, a sensation on the continent, lionized in England, one of a handful of pianists vying for that ever-shifting "greatest" title, knew that he was "sitting next to a master, not a pupil." He had encountered prodigies before, but never had he seen anyone like Felix Mendelssohn.
Tune in to hear the last opera in the Academy of Vocal Arts' 2010/2011 season - Mozart's masterpiece, Don Giovanni. This broadcast features award-winning AVA artists, including soprano Michelle Johnson, a recent winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. AVA Music Director Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra and cast.
End of Life Care: Are Crucial Conversations and Questions Too Often Avoided?
Philadelphia, PA – A recent study of Medicare recipients shows terminally ill Philadelphians spend more time with physician specialists and in intensive care units than residents of other major metro areas. What does this mean? WRTI's Timothy Churchill talks with proponents of hospice and palliative care.
Gretchen Parlato has been called the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson, and her delicate vocals won over the judges at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2004. Since then, Parlato has appeared on more than 50 recordings, and continues to build a following with tours throughout the U.S. and overseas. Her third album, The Lost and Found, was recently released.--NPR