World-renowned Israeli pianist-conductor Daniel Barenboim is Jill Pasternak's guest this week on Crossover. One of the most versatile pianists of his generation, Barenboim has collaborated with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, as well as his late wife, British cellist Jacqueline du Pr. In January 2008, his virtuosic musicianship was recognized with a Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious honors in classical music.
David Patrick Stearns profiles Gustavo Dudamel. The dynamic young conductor leads the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in a Kimmel Center concert on Wednesday, November 19.
Jason Peifer explores the role and history of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, a 64-year-old organization dedicated to preserving and promoting fine crafts.
Susan Lewis looks at Intercultural Journeys, a group that promotes cross-cultural understanding through music. The Intercultural Journeys ensemble has concerts coming up in Philadelphia and Harrisburg.
Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, Mr. Perlman is recognized by audiences all over the world who respond to his flawless technique and his irrepressible joy of making music. Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of his American debut, he'll be in Philadelphia performing at the Kimmel Center on November 2.
We look ahead to a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art featuring the works of some talented, young, local artists.
Philadelphia Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns profiles pianist Yuja Wang. The fast-rising star is the soloist when the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields performs at the Kimmel Center next week.
Susan Lewis visits historic Eastern State Penitentiary, now planning the renovation of a synagogue within its walls.
Jason Peifer looks ahead to the year's Cherry Blossom Festival of Greater Philadelphia.
The author of The Satanic Verses reveals how he's moved far beyond the controversy ignited by the book's publication. Rushdie, who now spends one month a year teaching at Emory University, shares his insights on literature and the young, and the current status of fiction writing.
The Booker Prize winner entertained a packed audience at the Kimmel Center when he spoke as part of the 2007-2008 Philadelphia Speakers Series presented by Widener University, and sponsored by WRTI.