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
11:13 am
Fri July 15, 2011

Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Rosenbach Museum's Civil War Project

Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

Susan Lewis considers the 18th-century German Baroque composer George Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.

Tom Keels explores the Rosenbach Museum's commemorations of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.

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Creatively Speaking
12:27 pm
Fri June 24, 2011

Marc Chagall Exhibition at PMA--Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham--Phoenixville's BLOB FEST

Jim Cotter speaks with Michael Taylor, curator of a Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition devoted to the works of Marc Chagall and his early 20th-century contemporaries in Paris.

David Patrick Stearns profiles the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

And Susan Lewis looks at the way Phoenixville is reinventing itself through arts, culture and entertainment. The former mill town is getting set to stage its 12th annual Blobfest - an event that kicks off with a reenactment of a scene from the 1958 horror movie that made the Colonial Theater famous, The Blob

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Creatively Speaking
2:55 pm
Sat June 18, 2011

Local Composer Diego Luzuriaga--Public Art Exhibition Via Smart Phones--Ella Fitzgerald Snapshot

Composer Diego Luzuriaga

David Patrick Stearns profiles the Ecuadorian-born, Philadelphia-based composer Diego Luzuriaga.

Eric Brannon considers a Philadelphia public art exhibition viewable only through the screens of smart phones.

Susan Lewis takes a look at the life and music of the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

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Creatively Speaking
11:29 am
Sat June 11, 2011

Victorian-Era Painter William T. Trego--Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder--Evolution of Hist. Society of PA

Eric Brannon profiles William T. Trego. The Michener Museum in Doylestown is hosting the first-ever retrospective of the little-remembered Pennsylvania Victorian-era painter.

Jim Cotter speaks with the Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder.

Susan Lewis considers the beginnings, evolution, and contemporary mission of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Creatively Speaking
12:57 pm
Sat June 4, 2011

Philadelphia's American Swedish Historical Museum--Pianist Helene Grimaud--Hedgerow Theater

Helene Grimaud

Ahead of a royal visit and the opening of a new gallery space, Eric Brannon takes us to the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.

Jim Cotter speaks with French pianist Helene Grimaud.

Susan Lewis profiles Hedgerow Theater in suburban Philadelphia, which has been forging its own unique artistic path since 1923.

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Creatively Speaking
12:25 pm
Sat May 28, 2011

Crossing's Month of Moderns--Morton Feldman Fest--OCP's PHAEDRA--Christopher O'Riley--Mutter Museum

Composer Morton Feldman (1926-1987)

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to three cutting-edge events happening simultaneously over the coming weeks in Philadelphia: The Crossing Choir's Month of Moderns Festival, Bowerbird's festival devoted to the music of Morton Feldman (including the composer's six-hour string quartet) and Opera Company of Philadelphia's U.S. premiere of Hans Werner Henze's Phaedra.

Jim Cotter speaks with Christopher O'Riley, pianist and host of the popular national radio program From the Top.

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Creatively Speaking
4:06 pm
Sat May 21, 2011

Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham--Artist and Designer Roberto Capucci

The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the world-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. She's featured in concert performances of the Berlioz masterpiece The Damnation of Faust with the Philadelphia Orchestra on May 27th and 28th.

Susan Lewis considers the Italian artist and designer Roberto Capucci, whose work is now on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Creatively Speaking
3:30 pm
Sat May 14, 2011

Aaron Jay Kernis--Anthony McGill--Georg Philipp Telemann--Civil War 150 at Rosenbach Museum

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis

Jim Cotter speaks with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis.

David Patrick Stearns profiles Anthony McGill, the principal clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera.

Susan Lewis considers 18th-century German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the most prolific composers in music history.

Tom Keels explores a project at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia commemorating the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War.

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Creatively Speaking
11:42 am
Sat April 30, 2011

AVA Resident Artist Michelle Johnson--Smartphone Public Art--Lenape Exhibition at Penn Museum

David Patrick Stearns profiles soprano Michelle Johnson. The Metropolitan Opera 2011 National Council Audition Winner sings Donna Anna in the Academy of Vocal Arts' production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, opening on Saturday, April 30th.

Eric Brannon considers a Philadelphia public art exhibition viewable only through the screens of smartphones.

Susan Lewis takes us to the Penn Museum's exhibition about generations of Pennsylvanians who kept their Lenape identity secret for two centuries.

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Creatively Speaking
2:07 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

Phila. Orch.'s Next Chapter--Andy Warhol (ICA)--Thos. Meany, Flute Society of Greater Phila.

Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol at the ICA pre-show party on October 7, 1965. From the Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives

What now for the Philadelphia Orchestra? As Chapter 11 hearings proceed, we speak with the orchestra's board chair Richard Worley, and orchestra cellist John Koen who heads the musicians' committee.

Susan Lewis considers a new exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art that reflects on Andy Warhol and his first solo museum show at the ICA in 1965.

And we speak with Thomas Meany of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia.

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