Audio Archive
3:24 pm
Mon February 2, 2009

Author Carole Boston Weatherford on Conversations with Jeff Duperon

'Becoming Billie Holiday' by Carole Boston Weatherford

Author Carole Boston Weatherford joins Jeff to discuss her new book, Becoming Billie Holiday, a fictional verse memoir. The world knew the famous jazz singer and songwriter (1915-1959) as Billie Holiday, but her name at birth was Eleanora Fagan. Neglected by her parents, abused by a neighbor, and sent to reform school, she scrubbed marble steps, drank bootleg liquor, smoked, worked in a brothel, and then found her voice--all before leaving Baltimore

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Crossover
12:13 pm
Sat January 31, 2009

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He performed on the 2008 Oscar-nominated score for the film <em>Atonement</em> by composer Dario Marianelli.  He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with  L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.

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Creatively Speaking
9:20 am
Sat January 31, 2009

Composer/Performer Simon Shaheen--Phila Dance Projects--Charles Darwin Legacy--Tenor Placido Domingo

Placido Domingo

Jim Cotter speaks with Simon Shaheen. The Palestinian composer, and oud and violin virtuoso, performs at the Kimmel Center this weekend.

Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia Dance Projects' upcoming series. Performances over three weekends will pair?local contemporary dancers with?dance artists from around the country.

Jason Peifer explores the legacy of Charles Darwin, as numerous Philadelphia organizations celebrate the "Year of Evolution." February marks Darwin's 200th Birthday.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
4:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: J.S. Bach, Szymanowski, R. Strauss, and Mussorgsky

Emanuel Ax


Sunday, February 1
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Works by J.S. Bach, Szymanowski, R. Strauss, and Mussorgsky
Conductor, James Levine
Emanuel Ax, pianist

Program:
Johann Sebastian Bach:? Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Karel Szymanowski:? Symphony No. 4 for piano and orchestra Symphonie Concertante
Richard Strauss:? Burleske for piano and orchestra

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Piano Jazz
12:05 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Robin Meloy Goldsby On Piano Jazz

Robin Meloy Goldsby.
Courtesy of the artist

Robin Meloy Goldsby may have been destined for show business. She had the requisite musical roots –- her father, Bob Rawsthorne, played drums for the PBS program Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. She also had the early childhood experiences: Through her dad's involvement in Pittsburgh show business, she had the opportunity to act and play piano in various local productions.

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Crossover
1:04 pm
Sat January 24, 2009

Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim

Violinist David Kim

Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, Kim started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:14 am
Mon January 19, 2009

AVA on WRTI: Respighi's <em>La fiamma</em>

Respighi's La fiamma (The Flame)


Sunday, January 25
3 to 5 pm
Academy of Vocal Arts
Ottorino Respighi: La fiamma (The Flame)
Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra

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Creatively Speaking
2:16 pm
Fri January 16, 2009

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg--AMERICA I AM--My Name Is Asher Lev--Bass-Baritone Eric Owens

Chaim Potok's novel has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner with artistic input by Potok's daughter, Adena Potok.

Jim Cotter speaks with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. She performs Bruch's first violin concerto in performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

Susan Lewis looks at AMERICA I AM: The African American Imprint, a new exhibition at the National Constitution Center that explores the myriad contributions African Americans have made to America.

Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia as it premieres an adaptation of Chaim Potok's 1972 novel, My Name Is Asher Lev.

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Piano Jazz
10:58 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Ed Reed On Piano Jazz

Ed Reed.
Ashley Summer

Like many artists of his generation, singer Ed Reed saw his career interrupted by drug use and incarceration. JazzTimes magazine recently ran a piece on the Narcotic Farm, a prison for addicts in Lexington, Ky., known for the jazz players who performed behind bars. San Quentin, where Reed did his time, also hosted some notorious jazz players, including Art Pepper, Frank Butler and Frank Morgan.

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Crossover
9:43 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Maestro Christofer Macatsoris

Maestro Christofer Macatsoris

Music Director of The Academy of Vocal Arts since 1977, Maestro Macatsoris began his conducting career in Italy at the Conservatory in Milan. He went on to study conducting privately with such famed maestri as Fausto Cleva, Max Rudolf, and Tullio Serafin, and studied composition with Vincent Persichetti. Among his many performance credits are appearances with Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company, Pennsylvania Opera Company, San Francisco Opera Center, and numerous regional opera companies.

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