From the perspective of U.S. audiences, the British pianist Imogen Cooper was a late bloomer. Though this student of Alfred Brendell had been working steadily in the UK for decades, she was in her 50s before America became aware of this most eloquent interpreter of the classical repertoire.
David Patrick Stearns profiles the British-born pianist Imogen Cooper. She performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No.9 in concerts with the Philadelphia Orchestra on March 24 - 26, 2011.
Jim Cotter looks ahead to a new exhibition at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. The Insolent Eye pays tribute to the early 20th-century French author Alfred Jarry, who would influence subsequent generations of visual artists and musicians.
Susan Lewis takes us to a Philadelphia Theatre Company presentation of Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show, Let Me Down Easy.