Mann Center for the Performing Arts

In the first part of the 20th century, live music accompanied the otherwise silent movies. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, today, concerts that pair projections of popular films, such as The Lord of the Rings, with live performances of their scores, showcase the music and the imagery in a whole new light.

Join the Philadelphia Orchestra as they perform "A Night of Gershwin" at the Mann Center on June 26th. Celebrate the breadth of George Gershwin’s legacy with one of his most effervescent musical masterworks - Rhapsody in Blue; the first, and widely considered the finest American opera - Porgy and Bess; and the ultimate musical postcard to the folks back home - An American in Paris. Cristian Măcelaru, conductor. Terrence Wilson, piano. Norman Garrett, baritone. Taylor Johnson, soprano

You love music, right? So why not fill up your summer calendar now with some of these outstanding jazz and classical music performances. We'll be there, too!

SUMMER JAZZ EVENTS:

ART AFTER 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Every Friday night from 5 to 8:15 pm

Rossen Milanov, Philadelphia Orchestra--Japanese Masters

Jun 30, 2007

Rossen Milanov, the Philadelphia Orchestra's artistic director at the Mann Center.

Susan Lewis: Japanese Masters of the Brush, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Jason Peifer explores the theater scene on New Jersey's southern tip.

 

Just in time for the opening of the Philadelphia Orchestra's season at the Mann Music Center, Jill hosts Rossen Milanov, Associate Conductor of the Orchestra, and Artistic Director of the Mann.

Rossen Milanov

Apr 21, 2007

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.

The Irish Tenors

Aug 5, 2006

This week we speak with The Irish Tenors, who are in Philadelphia this week to perform at the Mann Center. Jason Peifer explores the role of the Theater critic. We speak with James Undercoffler. He takes up the presidency of the Philadelphia Orchestra this month. And in our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com we speak with Bernard Cywinski, the creator of Philadelphia's most visited attraction; the Liberty Bell Center.

The Philadelphia Orchestra's Season at The Mann Center

Jun 17, 2006

This week we look ahead to the opening of the Philadelphia Orchestra's season at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts and speak with new artistic director Rossen Milanov; Jason Peifer visits the Contemporary Stage Company in Wilmington as they celebrate the work of the South African writer, Athol Fugard; We take a look at two dance events opening in Philadelphia this week: Dance Boom! and the New Festival; and in our regular dip into the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits Independence Hall.

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Mar 18, 2006

This week we've news of exciting developments in the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer season at the Mann Music Center. Jason Peifer visits the Media Theatre in Media, PA, as they stage Sigmund Romberg's 1924 masterpiece, The Student Prince. Susan Lewis looks at the history of fine art photography. And we discover how Orchestra 2001 had to travel to Bucharest to find the score and orchestra parts for U.S. debut of George Enescu's Chamber Symphony.