Jill Pasternak talks to the legendary jazz cabaret singer, who is in Philadelphia at the Prince Music Theater from June 11 to 15.
Maye's career has been multi-faceted, including 76 appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, singing alongside jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald, and performing at jazz clubs in NYC from the Copacabana to Birdland.
Discovered by Steve Allen in a Kansas City nightclub almost five decades ago, she went on to sing for Princess Grace in Monaco, with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and at Lincoln Center.
Jim Cotter speaks with the veteran choreographer Paul Taylor. His world-renowned dance company will visit Philadelphia for a series of performances at the Annenberg Center.
Susan Lewis looks at the upcoming West Chester University Poetry Conference, now in its 14th year.
Jason Peifer visits the People's Light & Theatre as it stages I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda. The play was written in response to playwright Sonja Linden's interactions with refugees of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
This week Jill Pasternak's guest is pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. He recently performed on the Oscar-nominated score for the film Atonement by composer Dario Marianelli. He's also released an album featuring Camille Saint-Saens' Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romand, conducted by Charles Dutoit.
Jill Pasternak interviews Thomas Lauderdale, founder, songwriter, and pianist for the 12-piece, Oregon-based ensemble Pink Martini. With lead vocalist China Forbes, the band has recorded songs in more than eight languages, and has won fans worldwide.
Tune in to hear about this vintage-chic band that blends classical, jazz, and world music.
Jim Cotter on Philadelphia's Boyd Theater. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the art deco building on its 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It will be sold to a private investor next week who could, under an existing demolition permit, order its destruction.
Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia's Settlement Music School, now celebrating its centennial.
Listen to Jill's interview with conductor JoAnn Falletta, and the radio broadcast premiere of Ernst von Dohnanyi's Violin Concerto No. 2 in C minor with Michael Ludwig, violin soloist, and Maestra Falletta conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Falletta, conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will discuss this unique concerto for violin and orchestra - which does not use a violin section at all. Instead, it highlights the viola section and the rest of the full orchestra.
This week Jill Pasternak's guest is acclaimed flutist Mimi Stillman. At 12, Ms. Stillman was the youngest wind player ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music. She has since appeared as a soloist with numerous ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, and performed chamber music in many of the world's great concert halls. She is the founder and artistic director of the Dolce Suono Chamber Music Concert Series, entering its third season in its new home at First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.
This week Jill Pasternak speaks with American classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro. Since his New York debut in 1976 De Chiaro has concertized throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. He has also recorded two nationally televised special programs for the PBS network and has made numerous recordings for the Louisiana-based Centaur Records, including a four-volume set of his guitar transcriptions of the complete works of Scott Joplin.