Music in the era of the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, has enjoyed an acclaimed rediscovery in Europe. However, few American groups have taken up this music of the French Baroque, aside from Philadelphia's Tempesta di Mare. As the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports, the early-music orchestra has started a multi-year project of concerts and recordings.
The violin concertos known as "The Four Seasons" may be among the most popular and well-known works of Baroque music. But it was another work by Vivaldi that was the inspiration for the name of a Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra.
Be sure to join us from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, January 22nd for a special treat - concert broadcasts of the 24-voice chamber choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally. This month, you'll hear performances of Kile Smith's Vespers (with Piffaro, the Renaissance wind band), Where Flames a Word, and The Waking Sun (with Tempesta di Mare).
All three of these performances were recorded at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia.
There's good news emanating from the Opera Company of Philadelphia. We speak with General Director David Devan.
Susan Lewis profiles the Philadelphia-based Baroque ensemble, Tempesta Di Mare.
David Patrick Stearns looks at the National Association of Negro Musicians.
We speak with the Philadelphia-based contemporary artist Tristin Lowe. His Under the Influence, an installation comprised of two interconnected works, is currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Susan Lewis profiles Tempesta Di Mare. The Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with concerts featuring fanfares, suites, and a birthday symphony.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns examines the relationship between star tenor Stephen Costello and his coach Bill Schuman, an Academy of Vocal Arts faculty member who is considered to be one of the great voice builders - and rebuilders - in the business.
And Jim cotter speaks with Symphony in C President Krishna Thiagarajan as the Camden-based orchestra opens its new season.