Creatively Speaking
3:08 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Simone Dinnerstein--Phila Singers, Relache & Orchestra 2001--DE Art Museum--Composer Bill Cunliffe

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.

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Crossover
11:07 am
Fri March 5, 2010

Samuel Barber Tribute Part 1

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.

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News and Views
7:28 pm
Mon March 1, 2010

Philadelphia International Flower Show 2010: Passport to the World

The 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show runs from now until March 7th at the PA Convention Center.
Classical Stories
11:04 am
Mon March 1, 2010

Samuel Barber Centennial

This year we mark the 100-year anniversary of the birth of American composer Samuel Barber - a West Chester, Pennsylvania native and Curtis graduate.

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Classical Stories
3:47 pm
Sat February 27, 2010

200 Years of Chopin


WRTI Classical Host Gregg Whiteside Opines on the Music of Frederic Chopin

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Crossover
2:30 pm
Sat February 27, 2010

Palast Orchester Band Leader Max Raabe

Join Jill Pasternak when she speaks with German vocalist Max Raabe, leader of the 12-piece Palast Orchester. Raabe and his orchestra specialize in recreating the sound of German dance and film music of the 1920s and 1930s; they'll bring their signature panache and high style to classic tunes from the Golden Age of song on March 5th at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia.

The ensemble has achieved international success for original arrangements of works by Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, delivered with amusing nostalgia.

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Creatively Speaking
3:18 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Picasso and the Avant-Garde--Avenging Angel of the Organ World Cameron Carpenter--Wicked Phila.

Three Musicians, 1921, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish, Oil on canvas, 80 1/2 x 74 1/8 inches (204.5 x 188.3 cm), A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952

Susan Lewis explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art's new exhibition, Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris.

Cameron Carpenter fancies himself as the avenging angel of the organ world. He dresses in white - with rhinestones. He plays with a phenomenal technique. And he wants to change everything. David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to his upcoming concert at the Kimmel Center.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:33 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Two Concerts: Indianapolis Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Maestro Raymond Leppard and Maestro Ignat Solzhenitsyn conduct concerts during WRTI's Sunday Afternoon Concert program.


Two Concerts This Week!


Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

3 to 4 pm

Raymond Leppard, conductor

PROGRAM

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"

Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony

APPLAUSE: Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

4 to 5 pm

Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor

Edward Schultz, flutist

PROGRAM

Nielsen: Flute Concerto

Beethoven: Symphony No.2

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Crossover
4:18 pm
Sat February 20, 2010

Contemporary Composer Sergio Cervetti

Composer Sergio Cervetti and Jill Pasternak at WRTI's studio.

Join Jill for a fascinating interview with Sergio Cervetti - a highly accomplished composer and teacher who enlightens the ear with diversified sounds that are beautiful and invigorating. Cervetti's compositions include electronic and instrumental scores for orchestra, opera, chamber ensemble, voice, dance and film. RadioIndy.com describes Cervetti's 2009 release, Visual Diary/The Mouth of Boredom as "...interlaced with Alternative, Electronic, Contemporary and New Age Classical creations...The visions and artistic musical conceptions in the CD are inspiring and expertly written.

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Creatively Speaking
1:07 pm
Sat February 20, 2010

Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath--A Visit to Rome at the National Constitution Center--Maestro Valery Gergiev

Jim Cotter speaks with Jazz legend Jimmy Heath. His autobiography I Walked with Giants has just been published by Temple University Press.

Susan Lewis takes us to Rome. The latest exhibition at the National Constitution Center examines how the classical influence helped shape America.

David Patrick Sterns profiles Maestro Valery Gergiev who conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra at the Kimmel Center.

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