Join Jeff Duperon on December 26th as he reviews his choices for the Best Jazz Releases of 2008. Jeff will explore his selections and provide his take on this outstanding year of music. Tune in at 6 pm and don't miss a riff, a change, or a call and response to the wonderful music we know as jazz!
Jeff Duperon's Picks for the Best New Jazz Releases of 2008
We speak with Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Davyd Booth about the orchestra's annual Glorious Sound of Christmas concerts.
Susan Lewis explores the science in Narnia, an exhibition at the Franklin Institute. The show is based on C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia and movie adaptations.
Jason Peifer talks to the creator and performers of Cherry Bomb: The Worst Act in Vaudeville, from 1812 Productions. The new musical explores the history of the Cherry Sisters and their touring vaudeville act.
Tune in when Jill Pasternak offers a taste of this new album from cellist Yo-Yo Ma. It's a musical holiday party, and the eclectic guest list includes Renee Fleming, Alison Kraus, Paquito D'Rivera, and James Taylor.
David Patrick Stearns introduces us to Yannick Nezet-Seguin . Philadelphia audiences get their first glimpse of the young French-Canadian conductor as he leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky this week.
Jason Peifer visits the Lantern Theater Company as it stages a new adaptation of the classic Nikolai Gogol play, The Government Inspector.
Tom Keels uncovers Philadelphia's history as a brewery town and explores the city's current beer-making renaissance.
British composer John Rutter's carols and other seasonal choral music have been an indispensable part of Christmas celebrations worldwide for over 40 years. He talks with Jill Pasternak about his new release John Rutter: A ChristmasFestival; it is the first Christmas recording from John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers in almost 20 years, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Farnham Youth Choir.
Apollo's Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra Handel's Messiah Sunday, December 14
Conductor Jeannette Sorrell leads Cleveland's Baroque Orchestra and Chorus in the Christmas portion of Handel's holiday classic, with Amanda Forsythe, soprano;? Lizzie Shammash, alto; Ian Honeyman, tenor; Jeff Strauss, bass
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