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
3:50 pm
Sat February 4, 2012

Lewis Tanner Moore--Dolce Suono's Pierrot Lunaire--Villanova Theatre's Tina Howe's Museum

Henry Ossawa Tanner, THE BANJO LESSON, 1893

Jim Cotter speaks with Lewis Tanner Moore. The renowned local arts collector is the grand nephew of Henry Ossawa Tanner the subject of a major retrospective at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

David Patrick Stearns previews a Dolce Suono concert featuring Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, one of the most influential pieces of the 20th century.

Creatively Speaking
12:18 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

All About Handel's Messiah

Susan Lewis provides background information and insight into Handel's Messiah. (Originally published in 2011.)

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Creatively Speaking
11:54 am
Sat January 28, 2012

Phila. Orchestra's Yannick Nezet-Seguin--British Violinist Tasmin Little--Soprano Julia Van Doren

A conversation with Yannick Nezet-Seguin. The Philadelphia Orchestra released details of its music director designate's first season in late January, 2012.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Tasmin Little. The highly regarded British violinist is in Philadelphia to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frederick Delius.

We speak with soprano Yulia Van Doren - the Baroque specialist made her Philadelphia recital debut on January 29th.

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Creatively Speaking
4:06 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeri Lynne Johnson

WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Jeri Lynne Johnson, music director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra.

Creatively Speaking
1:31 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

French Composer Pierre Boulez

David Patrick Stearns speaks with contemporary composer and conductor Pierre Boulez.

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Creatively Speaking
9:22 am
Mon January 23, 2012

Curator of New Marcel Duchamp Exhibition at PMA

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, the Philadelphia Museum of Art curator of Marcel Duchamp: Etant donnes.

Creatively Speaking
4:06 pm
Sat January 21, 2012

Conductor Herbert Blomstedt--The Story Behind The Scottsboro Boys Musical--Playwright Edward Albee

David Patrick Stearns profiles the veteran conductor Herbert Blomstedt - in town to conduct the Philadelphia Orchestra in an all-Beethoven program.

Susan Lewis looks at a story of injustice that became the basis for a critically acclaimed Broadway musical. The Scottsboro Boys opens in Philadelphia on January 20, 2012.

We listen back to an archive interview with playwright Edward Albee.

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Creatively Speaking
3:14 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Ambitious Plans for The Crossing Choir

Donald Nally

Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for the internationally renowned, Philadelphia-based chamber choir.

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Creatively Speaking Extra
12:11 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Leila Josefowicz's New Role With The Philadelphia Orchestra

Violinist Leila Josefowicz speaks with Jim Cotter about her new role as artist-in-residence with the Phila. Orchestra.

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Creatively Speaking
10:42 am
Thu January 19, 2012

East Coast Premiere of Tan Dun Opera 'Tea'

David Patrick Stearns previews the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Tea: A Mirror of Soul by Tan Dun.

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