This Veterans Day, Jill speaks with Steve Frank, Vice President of Education and Exhibits at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. They'll take you on a walking tour of the profoundly moving 9/11: A Nation Remembers, the current exhibit on view until January 1st.
This week, a conversation with Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Director Jane Golden. A new book documenting the programs recent successes has just been published; Jason Peifer looks at the role of theater set designers; Susan Lewis examines how we define fine art photography; and in our regular exploration of the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com we visit the Historic Fallsington.
This week, a conversation with film-maker Jeanette Lerman. Her documentary The Upside of Memory opens this year's Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival; Susan Lewis looks ahead to the opening of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's season; and Jason Peifer visits the InterAct Theatre Company as they stage Kiss of the Spider Woman.
This week, Otto Werner Mueller at 80. Ahead of birthday celebrations at the Kimmel Center on Sunday, we speak with the veteran conductor and educator about his life in music; Jason Peifer looks ahead to this year's Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre; the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will be the state's largest capital project ever. We look at the fate of artists and arts organizations that'll lose their work spaces to accommodate the $632m project; Susan Lewis sits in on an unusual music master-class.
This week's Crossover is a Jazz-Classical double header. Jill Pasternak welcomes Eric Mintel, jazz pianist and composer, and violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pitcairn. Both are Philadelphia-born artists and have carved successful careers in their respective genres.
This week, a conversation with Joyce El-Khoury. the first year Academy of Vocal Arts resident artist is the winner of this year's Giargiari & Son, Bel Canto Competition; As the second and final weekend of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours approaches, Susan Lewis talks to artists about making art -- and visits them in the spaces where they create it; Jason Peifer visits the touring company of Dublin's Gate Theatre. As part of their Samuel Beckett Centenary Festival, they're staging Waiting for Godot in Philadelphia.
This week, a conversation with JoAnn Falletta. Susan Lewis visits Look Again. We examine the fate of artists and arts organizations that'll lose their work spaces to accommodate the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We speak with architect Bernard Cywinski, the creator of the Liberty Bell Center.
Jill takes you on a walking tour through Winterthur's current exhibit, Fashion in Film, which runs through January 7th. She's accompanied by Winterthur Host/Curator Kathleen Keifer and Nancy Lawson, the American representative for the renowned British costume house Cosprop. The exhibit features original period costumes worn by some of Hollywood's most glamorous stars in film classics.
Jill has four special guests this week, the members of the Mississippi Guitar Quartet. Its members, including founder Giovanni DeChiaro, will be making their New York debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.
This week we speak with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and composer Clarice Assad. Salerno-Sonnenberg is the soloist for performances of Assad's violin concerto by the Philadelphia Orchestra; We look ahead to the 215 Festival: Philadelphia's unique celebration of writers and words; Jason Peifer previews a Palestinian/Jewish Israeli Theater Initiative that will be touring the region.