Music Features

Crossover
12:18 pm
Sat March 25, 2006

Sylvia McNair, soprano

Jill's guest will be the internationally renowned soprano Sylvia McNair. For over twenty years, McNair has been gracing the stages of opera houses the world over. But recently she's been exploring music from the Great American Songbook, performing to intimate audiences across the country.

Read more
Creatively Speaking
9:23 am
Sat March 25, 2006

William Stone

This week, a conversation with baritone William Stone. The newly appointed Temple University professor will, this weekend, lead students in a Kimmel Center performance of a work for which he has won a Grammy award. The Philadelphia Museum of Art moves ahead with its largest expansion ever. Susan Lewis has an update on progress. Jason Peifer watches the national production of Wicked load-in at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. There's been a marked increase in incidents of major art theft in the past years.

Read more
Crossover
1:49 pm
Sat March 18, 2006

Celtic Woman, quintet

Celebrate a belated St. Patrick's Day with the female Irish quintet that's taken the world by storm--"Celtic Woman." Jill Pasternak speaks with Orla Fallon, vocalist and harpist with the group, and we'll hear music from their CD, "Celtic Woman," as well as that from some of the girls solo CD's.

Creatively Speaking
10:22 am
Sat March 18, 2006

The Philadelphia Orchestra

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.

Read more
Crossover
2:28 pm
Sat March 11, 2006

ADAM UNSWORTH, French Horn

The rafters ring with the sound of jazz as Jill speaks with Adam Unsworth. Unsworth is a French hornist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, but outside of the Kimmel Center he performs his own jazz compositions. We'll hear music from his recently released CD, Excerpt This!, as well as music he performed in the WRTI Performance Studio the day of the interview.

Read more
Creatively Speaking
9:03 am
Sat March 11, 2006

Jennifer Frautschi

A conversation with Jennifer Frautschi. She's in town to perform the Schumann Violin Concerto with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Jason Peifer is at the Walnut Street Theater for Trying--the true story of a Philadelphia icon Francis Biddle. We look ahead to Antigony, a new work from the Rebecca Davis Dance Company, featuring a multi-national cast of dancers. Albert Stumm examines support systems for newly graduated fine artists. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section of GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits The Rosenbach Museum and Library.

Read more
Creatively Speaking
11:44 am
Sat March 4, 2006

The Philadelphia Flower Show

This week we take a walk through this year's Philadelphia Flower Show with designer Sam Lemheney. Jason Peifer examines the role of the theater critic. He'll speak with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Toby Zinman, David Anthony Fox of Philadelphia City Paper, and the Philadelphia Weekly's J. Cooper Robb. Susan Lewis considers why we both love and fear The Bard as The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival opens its new season.

Read more
Crossover
9:37 am
Sat March 4, 2006

Madradeus, Portuguese guitar

Hear an exploration of the sounds of Portugal with the music of the Lisbon-based group "Madredeus." Jill speaks with Pedro Ayres Magalhaes, the composer responsible for most of the music they perform, as well as being the ensemble's guitarist.

Read more
Creatively Speaking
1:16 pm
Sat February 25, 2006

Jeffrey Siegel

We speak with world renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel. The second of his three-part series of Keyboard Conversations, which provide listeners with deeper insight into individual classical piano works is at the Kimmel Center next week. Jason Peifer examines the legacy of Arthur Miller and looks ahead to the People's Light & Theatre production of The Crucible, which opens next week. And in our regular look inside the CultureFiles section at GoPhila.com, Susan Lewis visits the Fairmount Water Works in Philadelphia.

Read more
Crossover
12:55 pm
Sat February 18, 2006

Paulo Jobim, composer

CROSSOVER with Jill Pasternak

Pages