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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Creatively Speaking
12:28 pm
Sat March 7, 2009

George Walker--Village of Arts & Humanities--Lost Manuscript - The Good Earth at Pearl S. Buck House

Composer George Walker's Lilacs

Jim Cotter speaks with composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra will include his rarely performed Lilacs in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.

Susan Lewis explores North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based performing arts program, including theater and dance, spoken word, and video production.

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11:38 am
Sat March 7, 2009

Concert organist Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

"Paul Jacobs, the shockingly youthful head of the Juilliard School's organ department, is an important, genteel revisionist of his instrument..." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:21 am
Thu March 5, 2009

New York Philharmonic on WRTI: Muti Conducts Bruckner and Scriabin

Maestro Riccardo Muti

Sunday, March 8
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Riccardo Muti Conducts Bruckner and Scriabin

Bruckner: Symphony No. 6          
Scriabin: Symphony No. 2

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WRTI Spotlight
3:23 pm
Sun March 1, 2009

<em>Kind of Blue </em>50th Anniversary Documentary on WRTI

Miles Davis in one of the 1959 recording sessions of Kind of Blue

Tune in or listen online on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 pm for a one-hour special program exploring the creation and impact of Miles Davis' landmark album Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time.

Watch and Listen: Click Here for Highlights from Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Documentary

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Creatively Speaking
10:06 am
Sat February 28, 2009

Composer Andrea Clearfield--Chronicles of Narnia at the Franklin Institute--Wilma Theater's Scorched

Scorched is at The Wilma Theater until March 29th

A conversation with composer Andrea Clearfield about music she's created, inspired by the indigenous art and music of Nepal. Clearfield traveled to a remote Himalayan kingdom last year to research the project.

Susan Lewis visits the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Exhibition, uses the popular children's classics and recent film adaptations as springboards for science education.

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