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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Creatively Speaking
9:22 am
Thu October 4, 2007

An Encyclopedia of Classical Music--The Arts in Criminal Justice--Degas and Japanese Art

The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music

Ted Libbey: Author of The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music.

Philadelphia hosts the first Arts in Criminal Justice National Conference. Jane Golden, conference organizer and Philly's Mural Arts Program director, discusses role of the arts in criminal justice.

Degas and the Art of Japan, at the Reading Public Museum, explores the influence of Japanese art on French impressionist Edgar Degas.

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Classical Stories
4:16 pm
Tue October 2, 2007

"Let's Take it From the Top"

Carolyn Jantsch donned a bee suit to play ?Flight of the Bumble Bee? by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in a show recorded at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
Photo: From the Top

A different sort of reality show is dominating the ratings - the classical radio ratings, that is. It's a weekly show that travels from Honolulu to Tuscaloosa in which participants are routinely teased and their personalities probed.

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Creatively Speaking
3:25 pm
Sat September 29, 2007

Remembering Pianist Glenn Gould -- Amadeus

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein talks about the legendary Glenn Gould and the digital re-performance of his 1955 Goldberg Variations. Dinnerstein, whose own version of Bach's Goldberg Variations has reached the top of the classical music charts, tells us if technology can replicate the man. Also, Amadeus at Philadelphia's Wilma Theater is reviewed.

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Crossover
3:12 pm
Sat September 29, 2007

Beverly Sills: A Diva Remembered (1929 - 2007)

Beverly Sills (1929-2007)

At age 78, the famed soprano and arts booster Beverly Sills passed away in Manhattan. Born Belle Miriam Silverman in Brooklyn, New York, Sills debuted in Philadelphia in 1947. She went on to win praise for her silvery sound as well as her dedication to the arts in New York City. Jill Pasternak and Jack Moore pay tribute to the opera legend.

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Crossover
3:53 pm
Sat September 22, 2007

Riccardo Chailly: Conductor

Named "Artist of the Year" by Diapason and Gramophone magazines, Maestro Riccardo Chailly has conducted some of the world's leading orchestras. He joins Jill from his hometown of Milan to discuss the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig's new release of the Schumann symphonies re-orchestrated by Mahler. Originally aired Feb. 24, 2007.

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Creatively Speaking
10:47 am
Sat September 22, 2007

Christoph Eschenbach--River Of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte--The Playwright

Christoph Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach: The Philadelphia Orchestra's music director.

River Of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte, an exhibition at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology showcasing artifacts discovered during the 1940 Penn excavation of a Panama cemetery

The job of a playwright (part of a continuing theater series) featuring Philly writers Thomas Gibbons, Bruce Graham, and Michael Hollinger.

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