For more than a century, International House has been fostering multicultural understanding, helping students find commonalities, and making visitors feel at home in Philadelphia. WRTI's Susan Lewis takes a look at International House, which is currently home to students from 95 different countries - all living together in University City.
Founded in 1924, the Curtis Institute of Music trains exceptionally gifted young musicians from every corner of the world. WRTI's Susan Lewis profiles this influential conservatory, located on Rittenhouse Square in Center City, Philadelphia, and looks at how it's preparing students to become leaders in the high-tech 21st century.
Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd and Philadelphia Singers Music Director David Hayes speak with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the long-neglected music of German composer Felix Mendelssohn and his sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.
Love listening to classical music? Want to know more? On this special edition of News and Views, Meridee Duddleston satisfies her curiosity about a few classical concepts. Hear from WRTI hosts: Jack Moore on a string technique that bounces, Jill Pasternak on one way that conductors create meaning, and Dave Conant on a romantic genre that tells a story.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music Director Designate Yannick Nezet-Seguin paid a visit to the WRTI studios in November, and had a live, impromptu chat with WRTI's Kile Smith. Listen to the brief interview here - live from the WRTI studios!
The new music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra is in town, finishing up two weeks of conducting the ensemble he will lead beginning in the 2012-2013 season. WRTI'S Susan Lewis talks to Yannick Nezet-Seguin about his approach to performing in the 21st century.
WRTI's Susan Lewis talks about radio, life, and the changing cultural landscape with Radio Hall of Famer Bob Edwards, host of NPR's MORNING EDITION for nearly 25 years; he's now exploring new territory on satellite radio. Edwards' new book is called A VOICE IN THE BOX.