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
12:09 pm
Sat June 23, 2007

William Ranney--Delaware Folk Art Collection--American Philosophical Society--Carillon

William Ranney at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Jason Peifer: Delaware Folk Art Collection at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington, DE. 

The latest exhibition at the American Philosophical Society. 

Susan Lewis considers the carillon.

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Creatively Speaking
4:02 pm
Sat June 16, 2007

Robert Jaeger, Partners for Sacred Places--Yellow Springs--The Liberty Bell Center

A conversation with Robert Jaeger, Executive Director of Partners for Sacred Places. 

Susan Lewis visits Chester County's Yellow Springs. 

Bernard Cywinski, the creator of the Liberty Bell Center in Philadlephia. 

Jason Peifer examines the role of the sound designer in theater.

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Creatively Speaking
12:43 pm
Sat June 9, 2007

Leah Stein Dance Company--The Picture of Dorian Gray--Boychoir & Girlchoir--Winterthur Museum

Leah Stein Dance Company at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site.

Center City Opera Theater: Lowell Liebermann's The Picture of Dorian Gray. 

Jason Peifer: Keystone State Boychoir, and Pennsylvania Girlchoir. 

Susan Lewis: Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.

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Creatively Speaking
10:02 am
Sat June 2, 2007

Time for 3--West Chester University's Poetry Center--Egyptian artifacts--Light Design

A conversation with Time for 3 and the 19th century African American composer Francis "Frank" Johnson. 

Susan Lewis: West Chester University's Poetry Center. 

We go on a search for ancient Egyptian artifacts in Philadelphia. 

Jason Peifer examines the role of the lighting designer in theater. 

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Creatively Speaking
10:03 am
Sat May 26, 2007

Simone Dinnerstein

A conversation with Simone Dinnerstein. Susan Lewis visits the Morris Arboretum. Jason Peifer at the Prince Music Theater for Hair. Camden Children's Garden.

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Creatively Speaking
2:36 pm
Sat May 19, 2007

Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Orchestra, music director

Philadelphia Orchestra music director Christoph Eschenbach. Susan Lewis on William H. Johnson's World on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia music director Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Jason Peifer visits the Independence Seaport Museum.

 

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Creatively Speaking
11:28 am
Sat May 12, 2007

Jackie Ryan, jazz vocalist

A conversation with Jackie Ryan discusses her CD "This Heart of Mine." Jason Peifer talks with the creators and performers of "Lookingglass Alice" at the Arden Theatre this month. The Lookingglass Theatre production incorporates circus arts with the stories of Lewis Carroll; Susan Lewis spends time exploring stoop art. A community project on the banks of the Schuylkill canal.

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Creatively Speaking
10:23 am
Sat May 5, 2007

Christoph Eschenbach, Philadelphia Orchestra

As the Philadelphia Orchestra prepares to release its latest CD, we speak with music director Christoph Eschenbach. Jason Peifer examines the role of the dramaturg in theater. Susan Lewis looks ahead to the Japanese Masters of the Brush, the latest exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  

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Creatively Speaking
12:18 pm
Sat April 21, 2007

Rossen Milanov

This week, a conversation with Rossen Milanov. The artistic director of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center has created an innovative program for the ensemble's summer season. Susan Lewis takes us to the LA Theatre Works' touring production of The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial. The radio play adapted for the stage come to Philadelphia this week. Jason Peifer visits Pennsylvania Ballet as they prepare to open their latest production, Modern Masters. We'll hear from the creators of Lambarena, a work combining classical ballet and West African dance.

Creatively Speaking
10:50 am
Sat April 14, 2007

Robert Jaeger, Executive Director of Partners for Sacred Places

A conversation with Robert Jaeger, Executive Director of Partners for Sacred Places; Jason Peifer takes a look at the legacy of Bertolt Brecht as The Wilma Theater opens a new production of The Life of Galileo; Susan Lewis takes a look at the history of musical theater.

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