Creatively Speaking
12:53 pm
Sat May 10, 2008

Student Exhibitions at PAFA--Cirque du Soleil's Kooza--Reconsidering Telemann

Annual Student Exhibition at PAFA

Jim Cotter takes a walk through the Annual Student Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Jason Peifer visits the Cirque du Soliel village in Philadelphia, as the Quebec-based company stages their latest touring work, Kooza, on the Avenue of the Arts.

Susan Lewis considers 18th century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, said to be the most prolific composer in music history.

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Crossover
11:14 am
Sat May 10, 2008

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

JoAnn Falletta

Listen to Jill's interview with conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the radio broadcast premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Michael Ludwig, violin soloist, and Maestra Falletta conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Falletta, conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will discuss this unique concerto for violin and orchestra - which does not use a violin section at all. Instead, it highlights the viola section and the rest of the full orchestra.

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Creatively Speaking
4:05 pm
Sat May 3, 2008

Conductor Christoph Eschenbach -- <em>Eurydice</em> at the Wilma -- Delaware Museum of Art

Christoph Eschenbach

Jim Cotter speaks with Christoph Eschenbach -- now in his final weeks as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Jason Peifer takes us to the underworld of Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl, at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. An original score from Toby Twining was composed for the Wilma's production of the play.

Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum which uses art to both tell and inspire stories.

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Crossover
10:41 am
Sat May 3, 2008

Mimi Stillman: Flutist

Mimi Stillman

This week Jill Pasternak's guest is acclaimed flutist Mimi Stillman. At 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music. She has since appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performed chamber music in many of the world's great concert halls. She is the founder and artistic director of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, entering its third season in its new home at First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.

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News and Views
10:40 am
Thu May 1, 2008

News and Views Explores the Democratic Presidential Race: A Two-Part Series with Hillary Clinton Supporter, Former President Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Supporter, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry

John Kerry

John Kerry: Massachusetts Senator

Philadelphia, PA 19103 – In Part 2 of our series, John Kerry weighs in on the hotly contested Democratic primary race, and explains why he thinks Illinois Senator Barack Obama should become the next U.S. president.

A former presidential candidate, Kerry is back on the campaign trail stumping for Obama, and will be featured on WRTI from May 2 to 7.

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News and Views
3:33 pm
Sun April 27, 2008

Former U.S. President William J. Clinton Speaks with WRTI's Windsor Johnston

Former U.S. President William J. Clinton

Former U.S. President William J. Clinton

Philadelphia, PA – Bill Clinton discusses life back on the presidential campaign trail--this time on behalf of his wife, New York Senator Hillary Clinton.

The two-term American president also talks about the role he expects to play in a potential second Clinton administration, and makes some predictions about the road ahead for his wife and her Democratic opponent, Illinois Senator Barak Obama.

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Creatively Speaking
12:14 pm
Sat April 26, 2008

Steve Lopez--Fashioning Kimono at the Philadelphia Museum of Art--Leon Fleisher performs Hindemith

'The Soloist' by Steve Lopez

Jim Cotter speaks with author Steve Lopez.  His story of destitute musician Nathaniel Ayers is being made into a film starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.

Susan Lewis takes us to Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to Leon Fleisher's performance of Paul Hindemith's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Curtis Symphony.

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Piano Jazz
4:05 pm
Fri April 25, 2008

Bobby Broom On Piano Jazz

Bobby Broom.
Courtesy of the artist

Bobby Broom was born in Harlem on January 18, 1961 and grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. He didn't begin playing guitar until age 12 and his first lessons focused on folk music. A year later, Broom began studying with a jazz guitar teacher named, Jimmy Carter. Though Carter encouraged his student to listen to jazz, Broom was more interested in the pop hits of the day from Earth Wind and Fire and Kool and The Gang.

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Crossover
3:00 pm
Sat April 19, 2008

Giovanni De Chiaro: Classical Guitarist

Giovanni De Chiaro

This week Jill Pasternak speaks with American classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro. Since his New York debut in 1976 De Chiaro has concertized throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has also recorded two nationally televised special programs for the PBS network and has made numerous recordings for the Louisiana-based Centaur Records, including a four-volume set of his guitar transcriptions of the complete works of Scott Joplin.

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Creatively Speaking
10:04 am
Sat April 19, 2008

Arts Education in Philly--Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony--Animal Farm at Mum Puppettheater

Leonard Bernstein

Jim Cotter leads a conversation about arts education in Philadelphia's public school system.

David Patrick Stearns on Leonard Bernstein's third, "Kaddish", symphony.

Jason Peifer previews Mum Puppettheater's interpretation of George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm.

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