Jill's guest this week is violinist Maria Bachmann. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Maria has been hailed as a violinist who combines outstanding musicianship with dazzling technical command, a tone of exceptional purity, and a magnetic stage presence.
Maria talks with Jill about her work with the highly acclaimed Trio Solisti, and about winning the Classical Recording Foundation's 2010 Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artists Award - an honor she shared with pianist Jon Klibonoff, who is also a member of Trio Solisti.
What Effect Will The Tea Party Movement Have On The Future of American Politics?
Philadelphia, PA – In several states, candidates backed by the Republican Party establishment were defeated in primaries by those bearing the Tea Party stamp of approval. WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at the tea party phenomenon.
As Pennsylvania Ballet opens its 2010/2011season on October 21st, Jim Cotter speaks with artistic director Roy Kaiser.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin makes his Berlin Philharmonic debut this week. The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns reports from the German capital.
Susan Lewis considers artists' self portraits and artistic identity, as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts gets set to open an exhibition of artist portraits and self-portraits.
On Kile Smith's Now is the Time show on WRTI HD-2 and the all-classical web stream, you're in for a mystical night of contemporary American music on All Hallows' Eve - Sunday, October 31st, 10 to 11 pm.
Here's a CD review about a new release from "The Filipino Sarah Vaughan" from jazz host Maureen "Mo" Malloy. You can count on Mo to share the "good stuff" with you every week!
America's leading Filipina jazz and world vocalist Charmaine Clamor has released another album that maintains the true jazz spirit, and introduces American audiences to Filipino musical traditions. On Something Good, Clamor brings her own interpretations to American standards and Filipino melodies.
What Does it Take to Get Young People Fired Up About Classical Music?
Philadelphia, PA – For every young person with the talent and drive to be an accomplished vocalist or violinist, there are legions more whose main connection to classical music is destined to remain as a member of an audience. WRTI's Meridee Duddleston takes a look at a range of perspectives on nurturing a connection to classical music among the young.
Alondra De La Parra, conductor Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
Mexico celebrated 200 years of independence on September 16, 2010. To mark the occasion, Sony Classical released this thoroughly enjoyable two-disc sampling of orchestral music written by Mexican composers over the last two centuries. Okay, 125 years, to be precise. The program was assembled by the young, Mexican-born, New York-based conductor Alondra de la Parra, who founded the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas in 2004 at age 23.