Monday, January 14, 2013 | Categories: Coming Up |
Tuesday, January 15
WACHTEL ON THE ARTS
Eleanor Wachtel speaks with 37-year-old Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the most successful conductor in Canadian history, who has just been made a Companion of the Order of Canada and recently took over the venerable Philadelphia Orchestra. Known for engaging audiences and attracting young people - in Rotterdam, he orchestrated a takeover by his musicians of a warehouse rock concert, surprising the teenage crowd, who loved it and crowd-surfed him. Yannick Nezet-Seguin talks to Eleanor about his life, his passion for classical music from an early age, his mentors and his idea of what's at the heart of being a great orchestra conductor.
Wednesday, January 16
GENIUS BORN OF ANGUISH, Part 2
"The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection," said Henri Nouwen, Catholic priest, teacher and gay celibate. He has been called a psychologist of the soul. Born in Holland in 1932, Nouwen wrote thirty-nine books about spirituality. He was interested in the relationship between religion and psychology and studied at the Menninger Clinic, one of the world's leading psychiatric hospitals. He taught at Notre Dame, Yale and Harvard. Concerned about people whom society had rejected, Nouwen spent the last ten years of his life working with people with intellectual disabilities at the Daybreak L'Arche community north of Toronto. A profile by Michael Higgins based on Nouwen's writings, interviews with those who knew him, and archival recordings of Nouwen himself. Part 3 airs Wednesday, January 23.
Thursday, January 17
STRETCHING THE CANVAS
Calgary artist John Will's greatest work of art may be John Will himself. He is a trouble-maker, scamp, and rapscallion. Jim Brown takes us on a guided tour of Will's latest: the first-ever visual art show created for radio.... through the life of a bohemian extraordinaire.