Classical Stories
4:58 pm
Sun May 2, 2010

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Notes From The Road

Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7

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.

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Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection
11:59 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Native American Orchestral Works

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate is a fast-rising composer.

Works by Edward MacDowell, Curt Cacioppo, and Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

One of the ways to understand a nation's music is to listen to the music of its indigenous peoples. On this Discoveries we'll hear music written by, and inspired by, Native Americans.

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11:32 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

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.

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Creatively Speaking
10:46 am
Sat May 1, 2010

Phila Orch in Korea--Leah Stein Dance MILL TONES--ANCIENT ROME & AMERICA--Leah Partridge LA TRAVIATA

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.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:21 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Joshua Bell, Mozart, and Brahms

Sunday, May 2

3 to 5 pm

Works by Mozart, Bruch, and Brahms

Joshua Bell, violin

Antonio Pappano, conductor


Mozart: Symphony No. 31, Paris

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

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About the program

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Audio Archive
3:54 pm
Mon April 26, 2010

Making Sense of Scents: Exploring the Art of Fragrance at Longwood Gardens

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.

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CD Selections
9:35 am
Sun April 25, 2010

Bill Cosby Requests...Bob Perkins!

Bill Cosby Wins Marian Anderson Award - Requests His Favorite Radio Host to Emcee Jazz Performances at April 6th Ceremony

BP Reflects on the Experience...

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:44 pm
Sat April 24, 2010

New York Philharmonic: Asian Horizons in Hanoi, Vietnam

Sunday, April 25

3 to 5 pm

Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Van Cao, and J.S. Smith

Emanuel Ax, piano

Alan Gilbert, conductor


VAN CAO: Quoc Ca (Vietnam National Anthem)

J.S. SMITH: The Star-Spangled Banner

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture (encore)

MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo from Octet for Strings, arr. for orchestra (encore)

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10:35 am
Sat April 24, 2010

Pianist Yuja Wang

Pianist Yuja Wang. Photo by Felix Broede for Deutsche Grammphon

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.

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Creatively Speaking
9:29 am
Sat April 24, 2010

Pianist Yuja Wang--Historical Soc. of PA-WICKED PHILADELPHIA--Renovated Baptist Temple at Temple

The newly renovated Baptist Temple first opened on March 1, 1891.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Kimmel Center recital debut of Curtis-trained pianist Yuja Wang on April 29, 2010.

Susan Lewis considers the evolution of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824, the Society is now celebrating the centennial of its Philadelphia landmark building.

As part of a companion series to his latest book Wicked Philadelphia, Tom Keels uncovers a notorious 19th century grave-robbing scandal.

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