Born in Shanghai, the Philadelphia Orchestra's principal cellist has performed in recitals, and with orchestras, all over the world. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, Hai-Ye Ni is the featured soloist on WRTI's concert broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra on Sunday March 9th. She'll perform Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme. Written for Tchaikovsky's friend, German Cellist Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, the work - a theme with seven different variations - is a challenge for the soloist, who plays almost constantly.
Catch this month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Music Director Dirk Brossé leads a program that includes The Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky, the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto, and Barber's beloved Adagio for Strings. Hai-Ye Ni is cello soloist in the program, and Geoffrey Deemer is oboe soloist. Sunday, August 19th from 5 to 6 pm.
Jim Cotter speaks with Philadelphia Orchestra principal harp Elizabeth Hainen, and principal cello Hai-Ye Ni. Both are soloists in upcoming concerts under Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
Susan Lewis takes us to the Golden Age, a new play by Terrence McNally. The Philadelphia Theater Company production premieres January 22.
Jim Cotter speaks with Gala True, a Veterans Administration medical anthropologist studying the use of story telling techniques found in folklore and oral history projects, to help heal Afghan and Iraq war veterans.