Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews the multi-dimensional violinist Rachel Barton Pine. A child prodigy from Chicago, who went on to appear as soloist with some of the world's most famous orchestras, Rachel overcame a devastating accident in 1995 to continue a career that crosses from the classical music world and into Celtic, folk music, rock, and jazz. Hear her inspiring story on Crossover this Saturday.
Throughout the day, WRTI brings you works by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), the Norwegian classical music icon. Renowned as a nationalist composer, Grieg's many short pieces for piano - often based on Norwegian folk tunes and dances - led some to call him the "Chopin of the North."
"Norwegian folk life, Norwegian sagas, Norwegian history, and above all Norwegian nature have had a profound influence on my creative work ever since my youth." - Edvard Grieg, 1900
Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews the opening-night performance of Robert Lepage's The Anderson Project: A Modern Fairy Tale, now at the Merriam Theater. Featuring Yves Jacques as the soul performer, the play is for mature audiences only. Two more performances are scheduled for June 12th and June 13th.
Theater Review: The Anderson Project at Merriam Theater
Jill Pasternak and violinist Barbara Govatos talk about an upcoming Delaware Chamber Music Festival concert honoring the memory of Sylvia Glickman - a staunch advocate for promoting the works of women composers via her publishing company, Hildegard Publishing. The concert is scheduled for Friday, June 26th at 7:30 pm in Wilmington.
Lesley Valdes, WRTI's critic-at-large, reviews the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia. Repeat performances will be held at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 10th, 12th, and 14th, 2009.
Opera Company of Philadelphia
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center
Benjamin Britten: The Rape of Lucretia
Opera in Two Acts
Libretto by Ronald Duncan
Based on the play by Andre Obey (Le Viol de Lucrece)
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