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
11:30 am
Sat May 19, 2012

ART in the OPEN on Philadelphia's Schuylkill Riverbanks

ART in the OPEN celebrates the Philadelphia landscape as both inspiration and as an open-air studio for artists from May 18th to 20th. The natural beauty and urban character of the Schuylkill River - from Fairmount Water Works to Bartram's Garden -  are explored.

WRTI's Susan Lewis considers how public art-making events, such as this weekend’s ART in the OPEN, can change our sense of place.

Creatively Speaking
11:15 am
Sat May 19, 2012

The Barnes Foundation Opens In Philadelphia

As the Barnes Foundation opens its new Philadelphia home, WRTI's Jim Cotter speak with Joseph Neubauer, vice chair of the Barnes' Board of Trustees.

Creatively Speaking
5:20 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

Tempesta di Mare: The Philadelphia-Based Baroque Orchestra

The violin concertos known as "The Four Seasons" may be among the most popular and well-known works of Baroque music. But it was another work by Vivaldi that was the inspiration for the name of a Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra.

Creatively Speaking
1:16 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Exclusive Interview with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Charles Dutoit

In this two-part interview, WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit - the renowned maestro who made his debut with The Philadelphians in 1980. The Orchestra will honor Mr. Dutoit in the 2012/2013 season with the title of conductor laureate.

Information about The Philadelphia Orchestra - check it out!

Creatively Speaking
11:10 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Curator of MAYA 2012: LORDS OF TIME at the Penn Museum

Popular culture would have it that, according to Mayan lore, the world will end in December, 2012. A new exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia aims to dispel this myth and provide a clearer picture of who the Maya were and are. 

WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Loa Traxler, MAYA 2012’s curator.

Creatively Speaking
10:15 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Renowned Fine Art Photographer Andrea Baldeck's New Book

The in-demand fine art photographer Andrea Baldeck has a new book out - Bones, Books, and Bell Jars: Photographs of the Mutter Museum.  Its black-and-white close ups of  soft-tissue medical specimens, hard human skeletons, and shiny steel instruments bring together just a few of Baldeck’s lifelong interests. 

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Creatively Speaking
10:07 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Pennsylvania Ballet's Contemporary PETER PAN

Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie wrote the now-classic adventure tale of Peter Pan as a play for children in 1904.  He transformed it into a novel in 1911. 

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Creatively Speaking
12:21 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

TITANIC Centenary

As various Philadelphia-area organizations mark the centennial of the sinking of Titanic, WRTI's Susan Lewis considers the doomed luxury liner, some of  its local connections, and its legacy.

Creatively Speaking
12:18 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

TEMPUS FUGIT (Time Flies) at the American Philosophical Society Museum

Among all of Benjamin Franklin’s many gifts to Philadelphia and the nation - free libraries, fire companies, lightning rods, bifocals, and the University of Pennsylvania - The American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743,  is one of his rarer gems.

Despite the large statue of Franklin above the main entrance, many people may unknowingly walk right past the centuries-old Society, which is discreetly housed in a neo-classical building in Old City.

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Creatively Speaking
12:16 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Opera Company of Philadelphia's MANON LESCAUT

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the OCP's production of Puccini's tragic love story.

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