Crossover
3:07 pm
Sat May 13, 2006

SOOVIN KIM, violinist

Violinist Soovin Kim visits Jill this week. Mr. Kim has quietly achieved a very high level of success in his years since graduating from Curtis. His latest recording of the 24 Paganini Caprices for solo violin is breath taking. All this has been accomplished while touring with the Musicians from Marlboro, performing in solo recitals with his accompanist Jeremy Denk, and with his trio. He is on the faculty of Yale University and Temple University, and will performing an all-Beethoven recital on May 17th, and on the 19th with program of Mozart trios.

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Creatively Speaking
12:09 pm
Sat May 13, 2006

Ted Libbey

This week, a conversation with Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music. His book has broken new ground in publishing by having a companion website where readers can listen to full length examples of musical works cross-referenced in the book. Tom Dinardo explains how he spent six years trying to organize a performance of a work for organ by legendary Hollywood composer David Raksin. Susan Lewis explores Betsy Ross House. And Jason Peifer previews the world premiere of Some Men, a Terrence McNally play set to open at the Philadelphia Theatre Company.

Crossover
4:41 pm
Sat May 6, 2006

Matt Haimovitz, cello

Cello virtuoso Matt Haimovitz is at it again. Jill speaks with him on Crossover about his recent album Goulash, a tasty mix of unusual and adventurous works.

Creatively Speaking
10:44 am
Sat May 6, 2006

Kirstin Chavez, mezzo soprano

This week, we're at rehearsals for the Opera Company of Philadelphia's season ending performance of The Marriage of Figaro to speak with mezzo soprano Kirstin Chavez. Jason Peifer previews The Pirate at the Prince Music Theater. The new musical is a live stage adaptation of a 1949 Vincente Minnelli film starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. And Susan Lewis explores the history of music theater.

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News and Views
3:55 pm
Mon May 1, 2006

Gun Regulation

Quite possibly Philadelphia may have the highest per capita, big city murder rate in the country. WRTI's Jim Hilgen looks at efforts to stem the tide of violence and murder which plagues the city.

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.

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Creatively Speaking
4:38 pm
Sat April 29, 2006

Osmo Vänskä

On this week's Creatively Speaking!, a conversation with Vänskä. He's in town to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra. Jason Peifer visits the Delaware Theatre Company as they stage the premiere of A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage. The new musical is an adaptation of a Mark Twain short-story. We speak with new President and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra, James Undercoffler. We look at a new art exhibit called "Soft Sites" which explores location and takes visitors "on location" from the Institute of Contemporary Art to Historic Bartram's Garden.

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Crossover
12:38 pm
Sat April 29, 2006

MIGHTY MILONGA: ELIZABETH SEYLOR, Program Coordinator, ALLAN KRANTZ, guitar

Jill talks tango this week. The second Mighty Milonga is upon us. It was so successful last year that it's being repeated again. The Tango Festival is the brainchild of Temple's Center for Research in Dance Education, and it's a fundraiser supporting projects that will integrate dance education into the public schools. Program Coordinator, Elizabeth Seyler speaks in detail about the event along with Allan Krantz, guitarist, who will also perform. If you love tango, either dancing or watching it done by professionals, you can't miss it.

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News and Views
2:20 pm
Mon April 24, 2006

Sleep

WRTI's Jim Hilgen takes a look at sleep patterns.

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.

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Creatively Speaking
4:57 pm
Sat April 22, 2006

Gary Graffman

A conversation with Curtis Institute of Music president Gary Graffman who retires this year, and incoming president Roberto Diaz. Jason Peifer visits The Wilma Theater as they mount a festival of Caryl Churchill plays. The celebration will include two full productions and readings of five Churchill plays. As the Kimmel Center unveils a new work of art, Susan Lewis explores Philadelphia's history of promoting public art, from classical sculptures to clothespins. In our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com, we visit Historic Fallsington.

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Crossover
4:54 pm
Sat April 22, 2006

Paul Moravec, composer

This week Jill will be speaking with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec, who will be in town for the world premier of his newest work, USEFUL KNOWLEDGE--a Franklin Fantasy, commissioned by the American Philosophical Society for the celebration of Benjamin Franklin's 300th birthday. A brilliant educator as well, Mr. Moravec has been recognized as a significant new compositional voice receiving honors such as the Rome Prize and fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the NEA and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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