Creatively Speaking

Throughout the week

Creatively Speaking is WRTI's weekly look into the world of music, arts, and culture. Meet the people behind the footlights and the artists in the spotlight, as Jim Cotter and company introduce you to those who make the performing and visual arts come alive in our region. Listen to six Creatively Speaking features each week.

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Creatively Speaking
11:10 am
Sat June 16, 2012

Leopold Stokowski: The Man, The Music and The Myths

Leopold Stokowski (April 18, 1882 – September 13, 1977)

David Patrick Stearns considers the great conductor Leopold Stokowski - the man, the music, and the myths - as The Philadelphia Orchestra prepares for its 100-year celebration of their famed music director.

Listen to WRTI between June 16th and 22nd for special Stokowski programming!

Creatively Speaking
11:05 am
Sat June 16, 2012

An Exploration of Collage

Diane Sorota: CORONADO ZIP

As the National Collage Society presents its 28th Annual Juried Exhibit at Ursinus College's Berman Museum of Art in Collegeville, PA, WRTI's Susan Lewis explores the medium of collage. The exhibition runs from June 9th to August 12, 2012.

Creatively Speaking
7:44 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Opera Company of Philadelphia's DARK SISTERS

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s production of Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters. The company co-commission is among the most-talked about new opera works. Dark Sisters runs at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater from June 8th to 17th.

Creatively Speaking
11:17 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Playwright Neil Labute

The Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of reasons to be pretty is now at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre through June 24th. WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with playwright Neil LaBute about his trilogy of plays focusing on America's obsession with physical appearance.

Creatively Speaking
11:16 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Composer Steve Mackey

David Patrick Stearns profiles the Princeton-based contemporary composer Steve Mackey.

Creatively Speaking
11:15 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Charles Dickens at the Free Library of Philadelphia

WRTI's Susan Lewis looks at the life and legacy of Charles Dickens as the Free Library of Philadelphia continues its year-long Dickens celebration with special exhibits and programming.

Creatively Speaking
11:18 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Dolce Suono Ensemble

The Philadelphia-based chamber music ensemble, founded in 2005 by flutist Mimi Stillman (the group's artistic director), is profiled by WRTI's Susan Lewis. Information Here

Creatively Speaking
11:16 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts: Plans for 2013

PIFA Executive Director Ed Cambron shares plans for the next month-long Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, scheduled for March 28th to April 27th, 2013

Creatively Speaking
11:15 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Pennsylvania Ballet's N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz

WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Pennsylvania Ballet Artistic Director Roy Kaiser about the company’s season-ending production at the Merriam Theater through June 3rd. Information Here.

Creatively Speaking
11:17 am
Sat May 26, 2012

Portuguese Pianist Maria João Pires

On a rare visit to the United States, the internationally renowned pianist and humanitarian Maria João Pires performed with The Philadelphia Orchestra last week. David Patrick Stearns explores the life and career of the great piano virtuoso.

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