Music Features

Creatively Speaking
11:51 am
Sat October 14, 2006

Joyce El-Khoury

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.

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Creatively Speaking
1:28 pm
Sat October 7, 2006

Joanne Falletta

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.

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Crossover
1:02 pm
Sat October 7, 2006

Winterthur - Fashion in Film

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.

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Crossover
3:40 pm
Sat September 30, 2006

Mississippi Guitar Quartet

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.

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Creatively Speaking
11:31 am
Sat September 30, 2006

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Clarice Assad

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.

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Crossover
9:52 am
Sat September 23, 2006

Robert DeCormier and Counterpoint

Choral master Robert DeCormier visits with Jill this week. Admired for the level of excellence he established in his 17 years as Music Director of the New York Choral Society, Mr. DeCormier continues that tradition with two recent releases, Yiddish Songs from the Shtetl to the Resistance, and the Argentinian mass, Misa Criolla, performed by his Vermont-based ensemble, Counterpoint.

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Creatively Speaking
9:35 am
Sat September 23, 2006

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

This week, we look ahead to the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's season opening celebration of the Shostakovich centenary and speak with Music Director Ignat Solzhenitsyn. Susan Lewis takes us through Treasures: The Arts in Latin America, 1492-1820 the latest exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Jason Peifer visits the Arden Theatre Company as they open their season with an adaptation of the John Irving novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany.

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Crossover
2:50 pm
Sat September 16, 2006

Pinchas Zukerman, conductor, violinist, violist

Jill welcomes the great violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

Creatively Speaking
12:23 pm
Sat September 16, 2006

The 3rd Street Art Gallery

We look at a show where anonymous personal confessions collected in drop boxes on the street, are displayed at the 3rd Street art gallery in old city Philadelphia; Jason Peifer visits People's Light & Theater Company in Malvern, PA as they open Moliere's last play, The Imaginary Invalid; Susan Lewis previews "Look Again," a new exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library exploring African American history as integral to American history.

Crossover
12:49 pm
Sat September 9, 2006

Santa Fe Opera & Chamber Music Festival Desiree Mays, Steve Ovitzsky

Musical highlights of the WRTI Travel Club trip to New Mexico, including interviews from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

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