As America navigates the politics of 2010, an exhibition in Philadelphia explores the ways in which our government and culture have been shaped by an ancient civilization. On this week's News and Views, Susan Lewis explores the National Constitution Center's comparison of Ancient Rome and America. The exhibition runs through August 1st.
In this edition of Discoveries, we'll hear music by one of the leading American women composers of the mid-20th century. Elinor Remick Warren was also pianist to the stars, and the wife of a Hollywood producer. Solidly in the American Romantic tradition of Howard Hanson and Samuel Barber, there's also a streak of French impressionism shining through her music.
Jim Cotter speaks with Simone Dinnerstein. The internationally acclaimed pianist performs with the Chiara Quartet on March 7th at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns previews a performance by Philadelphia Singers and the new music ensembles Relache and Orchestra 2001 featuring premieres by Philip Glass, Steven Reich, and Joseph Castado.
Susan Lewis profiles the Delaware Art Museum, which continues a tradition of telling stories through art.
Join Jill Pasternak and special guests for a centennial tribute to West Chester, Pennsylvania native Samuel Barber. Featured this week are faculty members of West Chester University College of Visual and Performing Arts including pianist Carl Cranmer, cellist and conductor Ovidiu Marinescu, and baritone Randall Scarlatta. Other guest artists are Mimi Stillman, flutist, and Charles Abramovic, pianist. Ms. Stillman is the founder and director of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series. Mr. Abramovic, a member of the Dolce Suono Trio, is also a professor of piano at Temple University.
This week on News and Views we'll journey through gardens around the globe. "Passport to the World," the theme of this year's Philadelphia International Flower Show, features thousands of exotic plant and floral exhibits designed by some of the region's most highly acclaimed horticultural enthusiasts. Windsor Johnston reports from the showroom floor at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The 2010 Philadelphia Flower Show runs until March 7th.