Pioneering 20th-century sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick lived and worked in Philadelphia and the surrounding countryside, where his onetime studio and home is now a museum.
WRTI’s Susan Lewis considers the life and influences of this artist who practiced a variety of artistic disciplines before achieving fame for his curvilinear free-form sculpture.
The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles the late Italian-American composer Gian Carlo Menotti.
Susan Lewis considers 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker, Wharton Esherick.
Donald Nally, artistic director of The Crossing, talks with Jim Cotter about some ambitious new plans for the internationally renowned Philadelphia-based chamber choir.
Tom Keels spends time with some of Philadelphia's historical interpreters in the midst of their busiest time of year.
David Patrick Stearns explores the growing international reputation of Baltic composers.
Jim Cotter speaks with David Contosta and Carol Franklin, authors of Metropolitan Paradise: The Struggle for Nature in the City of Philadelphia's Wissahickon Valley, 1620-2020.
Susan Lewis considers a new multi-venue exhibition celebrating 20th-century Pennsylvania sculptor and furniture maker Wharton Esherick.
Jim Cotter speaks with sculptor Sean Kenney. A collection of animals he's created from LEGO bricks is on view at the Philadelphia Zoo.
And we listen back as David Patrick Stearns explores the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon cites the Beatles as a major influence on her work.