Crossover
1:04 pm
Sat January 24, 2009

Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim

Violinist David Kim

Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, Kim started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:14 am
Mon January 19, 2009

AVA on WRTI: Respighi's <em>La fiamma</em>

Respighi's La fiamma (The Flame)


Sunday, January 25
3 to 5 pm
Academy of Vocal Arts
Ottorino Respighi: La fiamma (The Flame)
Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra

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Creatively Speaking
2:16 pm
Fri January 16, 2009

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg--AMERICA I AM--My Name Is Asher Lev--Bass-Baritone Eric Owens

Chaim Potok's novel has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner with artistic input by Potok's daughter, Adena Potok.

Jim Cotter speaks with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. She performs Bruch's first violin concerto in performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra this week.

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

Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia as it premieres an adaptation of Chaim Potok's 1972 novel, My Name Is Asher Lev.

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Piano Jazz
10:58 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Ed Reed On Piano Jazz

Ed Reed.
Ashley Summer

Like many artists of his generation, singer Ed Reed saw his career interrupted by drug use and incarceration. JazzTimes magazine recently ran a piece on the Narcotic Farm, a prison for addicts in Lexington, Ky., known for the jazz players who performed behind bars. San Quentin, where Reed did his time, also hosted some notorious jazz players, including Art Pepper, Frank Butler and Frank Morgan.

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Crossover
9:43 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Maestro Christofer Macatsoris

Maestro Christofer Macatsoris

Music Director of The Academy of Vocal Arts since 1977, Maestro Macatsoris began his conducting career in Italy at the Conservatory in Milan. He went on to study conducting privately with such famed maestri as Fausto Cleva, Max Rudolf, and Tullio Serafin, and studied composition with Vincent Persichetti. Among his many performance credits are appearances with Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company, Pennsylvania Opera Company, San Francisco Opera Center, and numerous regional opera companies.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
11:18 am
Tue January 13, 2009

New York Philharmonic: Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano

Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano


Sunday, January 18
3 to 5 pm
New York Philharmonic
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Susan Graham, Mezzo-Soprano

Program:

Susan Graham sings arias from Verdi's La forza del destino, Rossini's La gazza ladra, Mozart's La clemenza di Tito, Leh?r's The Merry Widow, Saint-Sa?ns' Danse Macabre, and more...

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Crossover
4:42 pm
Sat January 10, 2009

Flutist Robert Stallman

Flutist Robert Stallman

Flutist Robert Stallman won the George W. Chadwick Medal from the New England Conservatory of Music and received a Koussevitsky Fellowship and the C.D. Jackson Prize at Tanglewood. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied in Paris with Jean-Pierre Rampal and since then has developed an international reputation as performer, master teacher, editor and arranger who has done much to expand the flute repertoire.

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Creatively Speaking
10:34 am
Sat January 10, 2009

A is for Art Museum--Fulfilling a Prophecy--Sacred Harp Singing--Philly a Brewery Town?

Philadelphia Museum of Art

We listen back to Jim Cotter's conversation with Katy Friedland and Marla K. Shoemaker, the authors of the children's book A is for Art Museum. We also drop in on an art program for pre-schoolers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Susan Lewis considers the Penn Museum exhibition Fulfilling a Prophecy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania.

Jason Peifer explores Sacred Harp Singing, a resurgent a cappella singing tradition that dates back to the early 1800s.

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Piano Jazz
1:49 pm
Fri January 9, 2009

John Pizzarelli On Piano Jazz

John Pizzarelli.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri April 6, 2012 11:18 am

Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli is one of the hottest acts in jazz today. With his hip, swinging and sophisticated style, he makes music that sounds both classic and thoroughly modern.

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Sunday Afternoon Concert
1:02 pm
Thu January 8, 2009

Symphony in C on WRTI: January 11

Clint Needham


Sunday, January 11
3 to 5 pm
Symphony in C

Rossen Milanov, conductor
Alon Goldstein, piano soloist

Program:
Grieg: Piano Concerto in a minor
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
*Clint Needham: Radiant Nation
*2008-2009 winner of Symphony in C's Young Composers Competition

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