Music Features

Creatively Speaking
4:35 pm
Sat May 31, 2008

Paul Taylor--West Chester Univ. Poetry--I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document--Brandywine Baroque

David Ingram and Miriam Hyman in I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me By A Young Lady From Rwanda
Photo by Mark Garvin

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.

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Crossover
4:25 pm
Sat May 31, 2008

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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.

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Crossover
4:10 pm
Sat May 24, 2008

Thomas Lauderdale: Pink Martini artistic director and founder

Pink Martini

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.

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Creatively Speaking
2:39 pm
Sat May 24, 2008

The Historic Boyd Theatre--Settlement Music School's Centennial--The Arden Theatre's Our Town

Boyd Theatre, 1928

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.

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Crossover
11:14 am
Sat May 10, 2008

JoAnn Falletta, conductor

JoAnn Falletta

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.

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Creatively Speaking
4:05 pm
Sat May 3, 2008

Conductor Christoph Eschenbach -- <em>Eurydice</em> at the Wilma -- Delaware Museum of Art

Christoph Eschenbach

Jim Cotter speaks with Christoph Eschenbach -- now in his final weeks as music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Jason Peifer takes us to the underworld of Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl, at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia. An original score from Toby Twining was composed for the Wilma's production of the play.

Susan Lewis visits the Delaware Art Museum which uses art to both tell and inspire stories.

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Crossover
10:41 am
Sat May 3, 2008

Mimi Stillman: Flutist

Mimi Stillman

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.

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Creatively Speaking
12:14 pm
Sat April 26, 2008

Steve Lopez--Fashioning Kimono at the Philadelphia Museum of Art--Leon Fleisher performs Hindemith

'The Soloist' by Steve Lopez

Jim Cotter speaks with author Steve Lopez.  His story of destitute musician Nathaniel Ayers is being made into a film starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.

Susan Lewis takes us to Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan, a new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to Leon Fleisher's performance of Paul Hindemith's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with Christoph Eschenbach conducting the Curtis Symphony.

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Crossover
3:00 pm
Sat April 19, 2008

Giovanni De Chiaro: Classical Guitarist

Giovanni De Chiaro

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.

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Creatively Speaking
10:04 am
Sat April 19, 2008

Arts Education in Philly--Bernstein's "Kaddish" Symphony--Animal Farm at Mum Puppettheater

Leonard Bernstein

Jim Cotter leads a conversation about arts education in Philadelphia's public school system.

David Patrick Stearns on Leonard Bernstein's third, "Kaddish", symphony.

Jason Peifer previews Mum Puppettheater's interpretation of George Orwell's classic novel Animal Farm.

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