Jill's guest will be the internationally renowned soprano Sylvia McNair. For over twenty years, McNair has been gracing the stages of opera houses the world over. But recently she's been exploring music from the Great American Songbook, performing to intimate audiences across the country.
This week, a conversation with baritone William Stone. The newly appointed Temple University professor will, this weekend, lead students in a Kimmel Center performance of a work for which he has won a Grammy award. The Philadelphia Museum of Art moves ahead with its largest expansion ever. Susan Lewis has an update on progress. Jason Peifer watches the national production of Wicked load-in at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. There's been a marked increase in incidents of major art theft in the past years.
Celebrate a belated St. Patrick's Day with the female Irish quintet that's taken the world by storm--"Celtic Woman." Jill Pasternak speaks with Orla Fallon, vocalist and harpist with the group, and we'll hear music from their CD, "Celtic Woman," as well as that from some of the girls solo CD's.
This week we've news of exciting developments in the Philadelphia Orchestra's summer season at the Mann Music Center. Jason Peifer visits the Media Theatre in Media, PA, as they stage Sigmund Romberg's 1924 masterpiece, The Student Prince. Susan Lewis looks at the history of fine art photography. And we discover how Orchestra 2001 had to travel to Bucharest to find the score and orchestra parts for U.S. debut of George Enescu's Chamber Symphony.