July is one of the wettest months in this region. If you've discovered this while down the shore recently or are planning a trip soon, you should check out the next Creatively Speaking! for some activities ideas away from the beach! We visit Lucy the Elephant in Margate to learn about her past and see what's on the inside of this 125 year-old attraction; Wildwood is using a 1950's musical label to name and protect the town's distinctive 50's urban landscape.
Jill explores the kingdom under the sea with Executive Director of Adventure Aquarium on the Camden waterfront, Greg Charbineau. He has often said that he would like to put music to the movements of the many aquatic animals housed there, and that's what we've done on this week's Crossover!
We revisit four recent features from the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com. We look back at the history of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music. We'll take a walk through Doylestown's James A. Michener Art Museum, while Susan Lewis visits the Rosenbach Museum & Library and the Fairmount Water Works.
Cellist Zuill Bailey visits Jill this week. A notable artist, he has just completed recording the entire collection of Beethoven sonatas with pianist Simone Dinnerstein, under the auspices of the classical recording foundation, from which he won the Samuel Sanders Award. He is a sought-after and active soloist and chamber player, balancing a heavy touring schedule in concerts, and on radio and TV. He'll be appearing at Carnegie Hall this fall, with Ms. Dinnerstein.
This week, Jill chats with The 5 Browns, a quintet of unabashedly happy siblings, all concert pianists, and all graduates of the Juilliard School of Music. Their refreshing demeanor and joy in performing together the music that they love, has swept the nation and introduced scores of young people to the wonders of classical music.
ill Pasternak hosts pianist Christopher O'Riley in this week's Crossover. O'Riley, affable host of From the Top (which will follow today's Crossover program), is also a very busy performer with a wide range of repertoire that includes his improvisations on music of Radiohead, and contemporary keyboard music.
It's an encore broadcast of a fascinating interview with jazz harpist Carol Robbins. She has recently finished a series of appearances in New York City, and talks to Jill about the complexities and joys of playing jazz harp.
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.
An encore broadcast of a fascinating hour with cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. His brother Andrew's hit musical Phantom of the Opera is in the spotlight, due to Julian's recording, with violinist Sarah Chang, of a double concerto for violin, cello and orchestra that uses themes from the stage work. Also, Jill spends some time in tribute to the great Shirley Horn.