Jazz with Jeff Duperon welcomes tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin 0n Sunday, September 29th at 8:30 pm. A passionately soulful improviser, Pedicin is in the midst of an impressive creative surge clearly reflected in his prolific work as a recording artist and composer. His new CD, Why Stop Now...Ubuntu, is his 12th as a leader, and fourth in the last five years.
The votes are in! The winners of this year's AVA Giargiari Competition Broadcast on WRTI: First Place: SYDNEY MANCASOLA; Second Place: MARINA COSTA-JACKSON; Third Place: MACKENZIE WHITNEY. Winners from the October 4th event at the Kimmel Center: First Place: Diego Silva; Second Place: Shelley Jackson, Sydney Mancasola (tie); Audience Favorite: Patrick Guetti.
Perhaps classical violinist Hilary Hahn could have a second career in design; she has a keen sense for combining opposites and making them shine together. She intersperses Paganini and Bach into her concerts with singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, while on CD, she pairs Schoenberg with Sibelius and Tchaikovsky with a 21st-century work. For this solo Tiny Desk Concert, Hahn does it again - J.S. Bach and Charles Ives, side by side.--from NPR
This month's Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia broadcast is led by guest conductor and violinist Scott Yoo. Yoo is music director and conductor of Boston's Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and leads a program here that includes the Concerto Grosso No. 1 of Ernest Bloch, and Georg Philipp Telemann'sDon Quicchotte suite.
English actor Stephen Fry is chairing a musical debate that pits two of music's greatest opera composers, both celebrating their bicentennial years. Watch the LIVE event at this post on Sunday at 1 pm.
In the blue corner - intellectual, visionary, Teutonic, politically dodgy - juts the angular chin of the velvet-beret-clad head of the Saxon egomaniac Richard Wagner; in the red - passionate, latin, humanist, politically of the people - is the brooding, also bearded, top-hat-crowned visage of Giuseppe Verdi.
"Achingly beautiful" is how the Associated Press describes San Francisco Opera's production of Moby-Dick. Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer adapt Herman Melville's meditation on man and the sea into "...a vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater..." (San Francisco Chronicle).
Join Jeff Duperon this Friday evening, September 13 at 6 pm as he presents his program live from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s Art After 5 series is beginning a new season, and Temple University's own Terell Stafford has the honor of kicking it off. Stafford will perform with The Philly New York Junction, which features Tony Miceli on vibes and Chris Farr on saxophone.