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
2:40 pm
Sat January 5, 2008

Simone Dinnerstein--Independence Seaport Museum--Antonio Mancini at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Simone Dinnerstein

Jim Cotter speaks with pianist Simone Dinnerstein about a computer generated re-recording of Glenn Gould's legendary performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Her own recording of the 'Variations has been on the classical music charts for 18 weeks now.

Jason Peifer takes us the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia.

Susan Lewis visits an exhibition of the works of the prominent late nineteenth century Italian painter Antonio Mancini at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Creatively Speaking
4:53 pm
Wed December 5, 2007

Jennifer Higdon--Flamenco and Jazz Tap--Playwright Tennessee Williams

Jennifer Higdon

Jim Cotter speaks with composer Jennifer Higdon.

Susan Lewis looks at how flamenco and jazz tap are paired in a production in Philadelphia this weekend.

Jason Peifer on playwright Tennessee Williams as EgoPo Productions opens a festival of his life and work.

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Creatively Speaking
2:29 pm
Sat December 1, 2007

Jan Vogler--Handel's Messiah--the role of stage managers

Jan Vogler

David Patrick Stearns profiles Jan Vogler. The much talked-about cellist is about to make his Philadelphia debut.

Susan Lewis looks ahead to performances of Handel's Messiah.

Jason Peifer looks at the role of the stage manager.

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Creatively Speaking
12:16 pm
Sat November 24, 2007

Charles Dutoit; River of Gold at the Penn Museum--Ensemble at ICA

Charles Dutoit

Jim Cotter speaks with Charles Dutoit, incoming chief conductor and artistic adviser of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis explores River of Gold: Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte, an exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Jason Peifer takes us to Ensemble at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The exhibition features works that make sound, guest curated by artist and musician Christian Marclay.

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Creatively Speaking
10:19 am
Sat November 17, 2007

Night of the Mayas--Mother Courage--Hansel and Gretel

Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor, and Angela Zator Nelson, percussionist, discuss their upcoming performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra of Revueltas's Night of the Mayas.

Jason Peifer takes us behind the scenes as a cast member in Villanova University's production of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children.

Susan Lewis considers the Opera Company of Philadelphia's new production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, with sets and costumes designed by children's author Maurice Sendak.

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Creatively Speaking
1:42 pm
Sat November 10, 2007

Anne Ewers, Kimmel President--Costume Design--Asians in Clssical Music--First Person Festival

Anne Ewers

Anne Ewers, New President of Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

A look at the role of the costume designer in theatrical  productions.

Mari Yoshihara, author of Musicians from a Different Shore, examines role of Asians in classical music world.

First Person Arts presents a storytelling competition, or "Story Slam," as part of the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art.

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Creatively Speaking
3:21 pm
Wed October 31, 2007

Vera Wilson, Astral Art Services-- The Vanishing Pavillions--The Mendelssohn Club

Vera Wilson

Vera Wilson, Founder and  President of Astral Artistic Services. For 15 years she has provided career  services to promising young classical musicians.

A profile of Michael Hersch. The Haverford-based pianist and composer's The Vanishing Pavillions has just been released on CD.

Also, a look at the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, one of the country's oldest choruses.

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Creatively Speaking
10:21 am
Wed October 24, 2007

Conductor Nicholas McGegan--Founding Theater Companies--Figure Painter Antonio Mancini

Nicholas McGegan

Nicholas McGegan, conductor, talks about his Philadelphia Orchestra program of Haydn and Mozart.

Three Philadelphia theater founders discuss what it takes to start a company in the region.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the unique works of nineteenth-century figure painter Antonio Mancini.

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Creatively Speaking
10:39 am
Sat October 20, 2007

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes--The Suzanne Roberts Theater--The Treatment of William Penn

Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes, pianist, discusses his latest projects, including a new recording with the Artemis Quartet.

The Philadelphia Theater Company moves into its new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theater.

Conservator  David Cann of Moorland Studios in New Jersey  discusses the cleaning and treatment of Alexander Calder's <i>William Penn</i>, one Philadelphia's  most beloved landmarks.

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Creatively Speaking
9:45 am
Sat October 13, 2007

Mari Yoshihara--Paul Taylor's Company B--Tenor Matthew Polenzani--Independence Starts Here

Mari Yoshihara

Mari Yoshihara: Author of <i>Musicians from a Different Shore</i> examines role of Asians in classical music world.

Paul Taylor's <i>Company B</i> headlines Pennsylvania Ballet's season opener with dances set to music by The Andrews Sisters, Bach, and Shostakovich.

Tenor Matthew Polenzani on his role in the Opera Company of Philadelphia's <i>Rigoletto</i>.

Mimi Kenney Smith, coordinator of Independence Starts Here: A Festival of Disability Arts and Culture.

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