This week we take a walk through this year's Philadelphia Flower Show with designer Sam Lemheney. Jason Peifer examines the role of the theater critic. He'll speak with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Toby Zinman, David Anthony Fox of Philadelphia City Paper, and the Philadelphia Weekly's J. Cooper Robb. Susan Lewis considers why we both love and fear The Bard as The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival opens its new season.
Hear an exploration of the sounds of Portugal with the music of the Lisbon-based group "Madredeus." Jill speaks with Pedro Ayres Magalhaes, the composer responsible for most of the music they perform, as well as being the ensemble's guitarist.
We speak with world renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel. The second of his three-part series of Keyboard Conversations, which provide listeners with deeper insight into individual classical piano works is at the Kimmel Center next week. Jason Peifer examines the legacy of Arthur Miller and looks ahead to the People's Light & Theatre production of The Crucible, which opens next week. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia.
Black History Month began on a sad note with the death of Coretta Scott King. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at Black history in America and the contributions of Dr. and Mrs. King.
Temple View is WRTI's daily public affairs program featuring short interviews with newsmakers, authors, musicians, and, of course, experts on various topics--many featuring Temple University faculty members.
This week, a conversation with distinguished artist James Galway. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his spectacular contribution to the world of music, he has embarked on yet another aspect of his career, conductor as well as soloist. He'll appear with his wife Jeannie Galway on a 22-city tour conducting the Polish Chamber Orchestra in a program of works celebrating the 250th birthday of Mozart.
We go "south of the border" with a visit from pianist Thomas Tirino. Tirino has worked tirelessly recording and promoting the music of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, and released multiple volumes of Lecouna's music on CD. Now, Tirino has turned to another composer, the Brazilian-born Ernesto Nazareth, and has just released a CD of his music. WRTI is giving away 15 copies of the new Nazareth/Tirino CD, in a random drawing from e-mails and post cards received by January 21. Be sure to include your mailing address and telephone number. If you'd like to enter, click here!
This week, a visit with author Margaret Bartley, whose book Grisha examines the life of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Cellist Jeffrey Solow, on the music staff at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, and a former Piatgorsky student, also makes an appearance.
We're at the Opera Company of Philadelphia east coast premiere Margaret Garner. Jason Peifer explores the staging the Temple Theater's latest production, "On the Razzle" by Tom Stoppard. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia.
This week pianist/composer Leanne Rees joins Jill on Crossover to discuss her dual career and most recent album. A trailblazer in the development of works by women composers, she has lectured and performed throughout the United States and was a featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on NPR.