Beijing, China (WRTI) – Concertmaster David Kim tells Susan Lewis about the experience of playing in cities never previously visited by the orchestra. Cellist John Koen talks about the delights of re-exploring Beijing, a city he calls 'ever-changing'.
Join WRTI's Susan Lewis for a series of special reports from the Philadelphia Orchestra's 2010 Tour of Asia. We'll join the Orchestra in China - on the last week of their journey.
Listen to Susan's reports as she travels with the "Fabulous Philadelphians" in Shanghai and Beijing. We'll listen in on performances, look behind-the-scenes, and experience China through the eyes and ears of the musicians and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit.
Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews the Grammy award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Celebrating their 27th year, LAGQ continues to set the standard for expression and virtuosity among guitar ensembles, while perennially redefining themselves in their musical explorations. With over a dozen recordings, they have established themselves as masters of the classics, as well as the creators of a unique syntheses of world-music and contemporary styles.
David Patrick Stearns reports from Korea on the first week of the Philadelphia Orchestra's 2010 Asia tour.
On May 1st and 2nd, 2010, the Leah Stein Dance Company performs Mill Tones, a site-specific work at Historic Rittenhouse Town, the National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Jim Cotter speaks with Leah Stein.
Susan Lewis explores an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that highlights the influence of Ancient Rome on American culture.
Making Sense of Scents: Exploring the Art and Passion of Fragrance at Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia, PA – For centuries, people have sought to capture pleasurable scents - many, of which, can be found in gardens. On this week's News and Views, Susan Lewis looks at the history, science, and art of fragrance - the focus of an exhibition now at Longwood Gardens until November 21, 2010.
Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews 23-year-old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang. A Curtis grad, Yuja is widely recognized for playing that combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist. Regularly lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique, Yuja has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire, the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and graceful, charismatic stage presence.