News and Views
9:08 am
Mon September 13, 2010

A Public Bike-Share Program for Philadelphia: Coming Soon?

A Public Bike-Share Program for Philadelphia: Coming Soon?

Philadelphia, PA – A study released earlier this year by the William Penn Foundation indicates that Philadelphia could soon be going the way of dozens of European and a handful of American cities with bike share programs. WRTI's Timothy Churchill considers what Philadelphia might look like with a public bike system.

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Creatively Speaking
1:00 pm
Sat September 11, 2010

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra's Jeri Lynne Johnson--Bang on Can Marathon--Art Sleuth Robert Wittman

Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynne Johnson as the highly regarded local conductor begins her second season as music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Bang on a Can Marathon. The contemporary music ensemble embarks on a 10-hour, uninterrupted performance as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival on Sunday, September 12, 2010.

And we speak with Robert Wittman. He writes of his 15 years as head of the FBI's Art Crime Team in Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures.

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Classical Stories
1:17 pm
Wed September 8, 2010

Jill Pasternak Recommends...


Nino Rota/La Strada and Concertos for Harp and Trombone

Jennifer Swartz, harp

Alain Trudel, trombone

Orchestre Metropolitan du Grand Montreal

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor

Here's a CD review from WRTI's Daytime Diva Jill Pasternak. In addition to being a beloved host for WRTI, Jill is also a professional harpist who trained at Julliard.

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Audio Archive
3:52 pm
Mon September 6, 2010

The 2010 Live Arts and Philly Fringe: In Sites Across The City

The 2010 Live Arts and Philly Fringe: Now at Venues Across the City through September 18th

Philadelphia, PA – WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the curated part of the Fringe; the Live Arts Festival includes 20 works from artists from Philadelphia and around the world.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
3:18 pm
Sat September 4, 2010

Influential Violinist Composer Henri Vieuxtemps and an Interview with Violinist Misha Keylin

Violinist Misha Keylin

The Belgian-born Henri Vieuxtemps stands in the center of that line of Classical and Romantic violinist composers. In fact, a chronological list of the forty most-prominent violinist composers, from the beginning (Arcangelo Corelli, b.1653) to well into the 20th century (Amadeo Roldan, b.1900) also places Vieuxtemps right in the middle, at number twenty.

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Creatively Speaking
2:21 pm
Sat September 4, 2010

Philly Fringe Focus on Experimental Theater--Baltic Composers--Mountaineer Conrad Anker

Pig Iron Theatre Company's Cankerblossom is part of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival
Photo by Kevin Monko

Susan Lewis considers various experimental theater productions in this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe.

David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.

Jim Cotter speaks with Conrad Anker. His 2007 expedition to Mt. Everest to retrace the steps of the 1920s British explorer George Mallory is the subject of a newly released documentary now showing at the Franklin Institute.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
12:16 pm
Sat September 4, 2010

Curtis Institute of Music On The Air: Samuel Barber Centenary Celebration


Sunday, September 5

3 to 5 pm


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News and Views
10:09 am
Mon August 30, 2010

Life in New Orleans: Five Years After Katrina

Life in New Orleans: Five Years After Katrina

Philadelphia, PA – It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast forcing thousands to rebuild their lives from scratch. WRTI's Windsor Johnston takes a look at re-building efforts, the challenges residents still face, and the lessons learned.

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Creatively Speaking
4:47 pm
Sat August 28, 2010

Tony Bennett Profile--Philadelphia Live Arts Festival--Rooftop Murals By Stephen Powers

David Patrick Stearns profiles Tony Bennett. The legendary crooner performs at the Mann Center on August 28th, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers this year's Philadelphia Live Arts Festival.

And Jim Cotter takes a ride on the El in West Philadelphia with artist Stephen Powers to view his Love Letter, a series of 50 rooftop murals.

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Crossover
10:41 am
Sat August 28, 2010

Maestro James Conlon

One of today's most respected conductors, James Conlon has cultivated a vast repertoire, and has worked with the world's most prestigious symphony orchestras and opera houses.

Currently music director of the Ravinia Festival, Los Angeles Opera, and the Cincinnati May Festival, Conlon is also an active and devoted advocate of reviving the lesser-known repertoire of composers affected by the rise of Nazism and the events of World War II.

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