Jim Cotter speaks with composer George Walker. The Philadelphia Orchestra will include his rarely performed Lilacs in upcoming concerts at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall.
Susan Lewis explores North Philadelphia's Village of Arts and Humanities, which evolved from the creation of art parks on abandoned lots into a community-based performing arts program, including theater and dance, spoken word, and video production.
As the economic downturn continues to bite, we speak with the City of Philadelphia's Chief Cultural Officer, Gary Steuer. Public forums are being held to get community input on the city's approach to arts and culture.
David Patrick Stearns reports on the final week of The Philadelphia Orchestra's tour of Europe and the Canary Islands.
We mark Black History Month by revisiting Susan Lewis' look at In Search of Missing Masters, a show of African-American Art at the Woodmere Art Museum in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.
Violinist David Kim was named Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra in 1999. Born in Carbondale, Illinois in 1963, Kim started playing the violin at the age of three, began studies with the famed pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the age of eight, and later received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The Juilliard School. In 1986, he was the only American violinist to win a prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
David Patrick Stearns introduces us to Yannick Nezet-Seguin . Philadelphia audiences get their first glimpse of the young French-Canadian conductor as he leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky this week.
Jason Peifer visits the Lantern Theater Company as it stages a new adaptation of the classic Nikolai Gogol play, The Government Inspector.
Tom Keels uncovers Philadelphia's history as a brewery town and explores the city's current beer-making renaissance.
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.
Jill welcomes the crossover trio Time for Three and composer Jennifer Higdon. Time for Three recently performed the premier of Higdon's Concerto 4-3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The orchestra is also slated to perform another of Higdon's works, The Singing Rooms, for violin, chorus, and orchestra with violinist Jennifer Koh.