Creatively Speaking
4:00 pm
Sat March 28, 2009

Edward Albee--Long-Lost Manuscript of The Good Earth--Philadelphia's Sketch Club and Plastic Club

Playwright Edward Albee

Jim Cotter speaks with legendary playwright Edward Albee. The Philadelphia Theater Company is presenting his At Home at The Zoo.

Jason Peifer visits the Pearl S. Buck House in Bucks County. An exhibition that includes the long-lost manuscript of Buck's famous novel The Good Earth has opened at the National Historic Landmark home.

Susan Lewis visits the Sketch Club and the Plastic Club on Philadelphia's historic Camac Street, also known as the "Avenue of the Artists."

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
9:40 am
Thu March 26, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Thibaudet and Maazel at Vail Valley Music Festival

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Sunday, March 29
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Barber: School for Scandal Overture
Gershwin: Concerto in F
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

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WRTI Spotlight
3:14 pm
Mon March 23, 2009

BP's Look at the Life of Pianist Ray Bryant

Pianist Ray Bryant is featured on BP's jazz show on March 29th at 1 pm.

Join WRTI's Bob Perkins on Sunday, March 29th at 1 pm as he takes an in-depth look at the interesting musical life of pianist and composer Ray Bryant. A Philly native, Bryant began his climb to stardom right here in 1951 playing at some of the most happening jazz clubs at that time with greats such as Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Miles was so impressed with the young pianist that, in 1955, he asked him to record with him in New York City along with other jazz legends.

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Creatively Speaking
3:52 pm
Sat March 21, 2009

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas--AMERICA I AM--At Home At The Zoo--Philadelphia a Brewery Town?

The Philadelphia Theater Company performs at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Center City, Philadelphia

We listen again to Jim Cotter's recent conversation with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

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

Jason Peifer previews the Philadelphia Theater's Company production of At Home At The Zoo. We'll hear from playwright Edward Albee about this expanded version of his 1959 play, The Zoo Story. ?

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11:38 am
Sat March 21, 2009

The Loathly Lady librettist Wendy Steiner and composer Paul Richards

The Loathly Lady will debut at Penn's Irvine Auditorium on April 1, 2009.

The Loathly Lady, an original comic work conceived at the cusp between opera and musical theater, will debut at Penn's Irvine Auditorium on April 1st. Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews librettist Wendy Steiner, and composer Paul Richards.The Loathly Lady is based on Geoffrey Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale (c. 1400), in which a cruel knight must discover what women want most.

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12:10 pm
Fri March 20, 2009

At Home at the Zoo, Philadelphia Theater Company

Edward Albee has added a first act to his most famous one-act play, the 1959 The Zoo Story. It tells what happens before Peter meets Jerry on that park bench. Before all hell breaks loose. The author calls his new version: At Home at the Zoo. The Philadelphia Theater Company's production at the Suzanne Roberts Theater is well done and ultimately moving but At Home at The Zoo isn't as powerful as The Zoo Story on its own.

At Home at the Zoo

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Creatively Speaking
10:59 am
Sat March 14, 2009

Joyce Lindorff--Woodmere Art Museum's Juried Show--Germantown "History Hunters"--Fulton Opera House

/u>More Perfect Union, by Elynne N. Rosenfeld, will be on display as part of the Woodmere Art Museum's 69th Annual Juried Exhibition

Jim Cotter speaks with harpsichordist and Temple University music professor Joyce Lindorff. A celebration of early keyboard music she's helped organize culminates with a concert featuring music from 18th-century Philadelphia this weekend.

Susan Lewis looks at the Woodmere Art Museum's Contemporary Voices: The 69th Annual Juried Exhibition in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.

Tom Keels explores the cooperation between Germantown's historic sites and the local school district that has made thousands of students into "History Hunters."

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4:07 pm
Thu March 12, 2009

Maestro Valentin Radu

Under the baton of Valentin Radu, the Ama Deus Ensemble has just released a new CD: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis & Egmont Overture

Valentin Radu leads Vox Ama Deus, featuring Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Mozart and Beethoven. They have an exciting series of concerts coming up in March, April, and May.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
3:31 pm
Thu March 12, 2009

The Kimmel Center Presents on WRTI

Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at the Kimmel Center

Sunday, March 15
3 to 5 pm
The Kimmel Center Presents...
Cooper Organ Recital and Fresh Ink Series Performance

Jane Parker-Smith, organist
Bang On A Can All-Stars

Cooper Organ Recital
Jane Parker-Smith, organ


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WRTI Spotlight
2:58 pm
Mon March 9, 2009

A Week of Bach on WRTI

"Study Bach. There you will find everything." --Johannes Brahms

Celebrate the musical dynasty of the Bach Family from Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21. Tune in or listen online from Monday through Thursday, when you'll hear a variety of works by Johann Sebastian and his sons Carl Phillip Emanuel, Wilhelm Friedemann, Johann Christian, and others. On Friday and Saturday, we'll celebrate J. S.'s birth (March 21, 1685) with some of his best-loved works, and lesser-known masterpieces.

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