Creatively Speaking
3:21 pm
Wed October 31, 2007

Vera Wilson, Astral Art Services-- The Vanishing Pavillions--The Mendelssohn Club

Vera Wilson

Vera Wilson, Founder and  President of Astral Artistic Services. For 15 years she has provided career  services to promising young classical musicians.

A profile of Michael Hersch. The Haverford-based pianist and composer's The Vanishing Pavillions has just been released on CD.

Also, a look at the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, one of the country's oldest choruses.

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Classical Stories
10:26 am
Sat October 27, 2007

Tonia Tecce: Soprano

Tonia Tecce

Jill Pasternak speaks with soprano Tonia Tecce, composer/arranger Byron Olsen, and conductor Ettore Stratta. The three recently collaborated on Tecce's latest album featuring classical and Broadway favorites, What a Wonderful World.

Tonia Tecce, soprano

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Creatively Speaking
10:21 am
Wed October 24, 2007

Conductor Nicholas McGegan--Founding Theater Companies--Figure Painter Antonio Mancini

Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan, conductor, talks about his Philadelphia Orchestra program of Haydn and Mozart.

Three Philadelphia theater founders discuss what it takes to start a company in the region.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the unique works of nineteenth-century figure painter Antonio Mancini.

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Crossover
3:56 pm
Sat October 20, 2007

Thomas Quasthoff: Bass-Baritone

Thomas Quasthoff

Jill Pasternak speaks with bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff about his highly celebrated release, The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens, which was awarded the ECHO award in Germany, the highest honor given in that country's music industry.

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Crossover
1:47 pm
Sat October 20, 2007

Conversations with soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and bass-baritoneThomas Quasthoff

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Jill Pasternak speaks with renowned soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The two look back on her distinguished career and discuss her farewell tour. Also, bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his highly celebrated release, The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens.

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Crossover
12:54 pm
Sat October 20, 2007

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Soprano

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Jill Pasternak speaks with renowned soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The two look back on her distinguished career and discuss her farewell tour.

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Creatively Speaking
10:39 am
Sat October 20, 2007

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes--The Suzanne Roberts Theater--The Treatment of William Penn

Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes, pianist, discusses his latest projects, including a new recording with the Artemis Quartet.

The Philadelphia Theater Company moves into its new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theater.

Conservator  David Cann of Moorland Studios in New Jersey  discusses the cleaning and treatment of Alexander Calder's <i>William Penn</i>, one Philadelphia's  most beloved landmarks.

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Jazz Stories
4:59 pm
Sat October 13, 2007

Branford Marsalis: Saxophonist

Branford Marsalis

Jill Pasternak talks with world-renowned saxophonist and three-time Grammy winner Branford Marsalis. They discuss his latest recording, Braggtown, as well as his involvement with the Habitat for Humanity Musicians' Village in his hometown of New Orleans.

Branford Marsalis, saxophonist

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Creatively Speaking
9:45 am
Sat October 13, 2007

Mari Yoshihara--Paul Taylor's Company B--Tenor Matthew Polenzani--Independence Starts Here

Mari Yoshihara

Mari Yoshihara: Author of <i>Musicians from a Different Shore</i> examines role of Asians in classical music world.

Paul Taylor's <i>Company B</i> headlines Pennsylvania Ballet's season opener with dances set to music by The Andrews Sisters, Bach, and Shostakovich.

Tenor Matthew Polenzani on his role in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's <i>Rigoletto</i>.

Mimi Kenney Smith, coordinator of Independence Starts Here: A Festival of Disability Arts and Culture.

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Crossover
11:29 am
Sat October 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007): Opera Legend Remembered

Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)

Considered by many to be the greatest tenor of his time, Luciano Pavarotti, "King of the High C's," died at age 71 in September 2007. Jill Pasternak and Jack Moore examine the life and career of the opera superstar.

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