Temple University

A little night music, please. Actually, there's a lot of it to enjoy on this beautifully conceived and performed two-disc set dedicated to the art of the piano nocturne. The French word means "nocturnal" or "of the night."  Though far from being lullabies, these single movement miniatures typically do begin and end softly and reflectively. But like an evening’s sleep interrupted by a bad dream or bout of insomnia, there is often much restlessness and turmoil within.
   

Temple Dance Creates New Multimedia Work

Mar 17, 2013

Temple University's Dance Department has commissioned a new work to be performed by world-renowned, Philadelphia-based Rennie Harris Puremovement. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the piece was created for a site-specific performance beneath the mural in North Philadelphia for which it is named.


After the Freeh Report and the NCAA came down hard on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, it was not only an eye opener at Penn State, but also for other universities around the country.  WRTI’s Joe Irizarry speaks with Temple Athletic Director Bill Bradshaw and his counterpart at Villanova, Vince Nicastro, to discuss how each university is moving forward after the fallout at Penn State. 

A New President For Temple University

Aug 10, 2012

Temple University has announced the name of its 10th president. WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Neil Theobald, whose tenure begins in January, 2013.

Robert McFarland: Dramatic Baritone

Oct 10, 2008
Robert McFarland

Hear the story of this amazing opera star whose life has been punctuated with tremendous successes and equally demanding challenges. He speaks candidly about his journey with Jill Pasternak.

SOOVIN KIM, violinist

May 13, 2006

Violinist Soovin Kim visits Jill this week. Mr. Kim has quietly achieved a very high level of success in his years since graduating from Curtis. His latest recording of the 24 Paganini Caprices for solo violin is breath taking. All this has been accomplished while touring with the Musicians from Marlboro, performing in solo recitals with his accompanist Jeremy Denk, and with his trio. He is on the faculty of Yale University and Temple University, and will performing an all-Beethoven recital on May 17th, and on the 19th with program of Mozart trios.

This week, a visit with author Margaret Bartley, whose book Grisha examines the life of cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Cellist Jeffrey Solow, on the music staff at the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, and a former Piatgorsky student, also makes an appearance.

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