Zaha Hadid

Jim Cotter speaks with Benjamin Beilman ahead of his Philadelphia Chamber Music Society Recital debut. The young violinist has the potential to be "the next big thing" to emerge from the Curtis Institute.

David Patrick Stearns checks in with Christoph Eschenbach as the former Philadelphia Orchestra music director undertakes an ambitious three-week long festival in his second season in charge at the National Symphony Orchestra.

Jim Cotter speaks with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, music director designate of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Susan Lewis takes us to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an exhibition of product designs by Zaha Hadid, one of the world's leading architects.

And we speak with Kate Pourshariati, curator of Culture Change, Image, and Adaptation, a season-long film series at Penn Museum.

David Patrick Stearns looks ahead to the Opera Company of Philadelphia's season-opening performance of Bizet's Carmen. A full house is expected at the Academy of Music with thousands witnessing the performance in a live simulcast on Independence Mall.

Jim Cotter takes us to the Penn Museum for an innovative new exhibition. The look and content of Imagine Africa will evolve over the coming year through visitor and local community feedback.