Settlement Music School

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WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston looks at the third Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians that took place on Feb. 16, 2015 at the Kimmel Center. Gathered together were 250 student instrumentalists and vocalists, from over 13 organizations in Philadelphia, who studied in sections during an intensive day of learning and socializing. The day ended with a grand performance on the Verizon Hall stage. Lio Kuokman, assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, led the instruments. Melissa Malvar-Keylock, associate conductor of the Princeton Girlchoir, led the singers.

The nationally syndicated public radio program From the Top features gifted young classical musicians from all over the country. They’re always super talented - and often very amusing as they chat with host Christopher O'Riley - which all adds up to great radio. More than 250 public radio stations broadcast the show.

As Settlement Music School celebrates the opening of its newest branch, Jim Cotter speaks with the school's Executive Director Helen Eaton.

Susan Lewis considers Italian artist and designer Roberto Capucci, whose work is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through June 5, 2011.

And we speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Astral Artists presents the premiere of a specially commissioned work by Kernis on March 20th.

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We listen back to Jim Cotter's interviews with author Steve Lopez and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

Jason Peifer visits the Lantern Theater Company as it stages a new adaptation of the classic Nikolai Gogol play, The Government Inspector.

Susan Lewis considers the history of Philadelphia's Settlement Music School and the many lives it has touched in its 100-year history.

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Jim Cotter on Philadelphia's Boyd Theater. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the art deco building on its 2008 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. It will be sold to a private investor next week who could, under an existing demolition permit, order its destruction.

Susan Lewis looks at Philadelphia's Settlement Music School, now celebrating its centennial.

Jim Cotter speaks with Settlement Music School Executive Director Robert Capanna. The school celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Jason Peifer visits the Walnut Street Theater as it stages Arthur Miller's play, The Price. The show features renowned film actor Robert Prosky, a Philadelphia native.

Susan Lewis explores the Reading Public Museum, which over the course of its 100+ years has grown from a science collection into a multi-disciplinary museum with galleries for art and artifacts from all over the world.

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Robert Capanna, Executive Director of Settlement Music School

Apr 7, 2007

A conversation with Robert Capanna, Executive Director of Settlement Music School, celebrating its 100th anniversary; Susan Lewis considers the role of the Philadelphia Film Festival in the city's cultural community; Jason Peifer visits the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia.