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Susan Sands - East Winds Symphonic Band - Oct 17, 2018

Conductor and oboe soloist Susan Sands leads the East Winds Symphonic Band in a cabaret concert with favorites from show stopping musicals and great soloists. The concert will be held at the Frehof Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Sunday October 21st, 7pm.  Donations of non-perishable food items, or a free-will monetary donation benefiting the JFCS Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will be welcomed.

Monique Mead - Oct 17, 2018

Violinist Monique Mead joins violist Warren Davidson and harpist Isabel Cardenas for "Plucked and Bowed," Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s in Carnegie on Sunday October 21st at 2pm.  Monique Mead has the scoop on this concert and Chamber Music Pittsburgh, plus what’s going on in the world of Musical Entrepreneurship at CMU.

Valerie Rachelle - Resonance Works Pittsburgh - Oct 16, 2018

Valerie Rachelle is the Stage Director of Resonance Works Pittsburgh's production of Bernstein's "On the Town."  Performances take place October 19th and 21st at the New Hazlett Theater.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke to Valerie about her approach to the piece.

 

 

Andres Cardenes - Johnstown Symphony Orchestra - Oct 16, 2018

The Director of Orchestral Activities at Carnegie Mellon University , Andres Cardenas, will play the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, James Blachly conducting on Saturday night October 20 with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 at the Pasquerilla performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown campus. Andres listens to the recording on Youtube of his Silver Medal winning Tchaikovsky Concerto in 1982 at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow with Pavel Kogan conducting and describes the delights of the music along with an update on his fall season.

 

Darryl Ford Williams - WQED 11 Emmy wins - Oct 15, 2018

WQED’s Vice President of Content Darryl Ford Williams runs down the 11 WQED Emmy winners for the October 13 ceremony of the Mid Atlantic Emmys in Philadelphia.  

Hilary Hahn - Oct 12, 2018

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with violinist Hilary Hahn about her new CD of Bach.

Walter Morales and Aron Zelkowicz - Oct 10, 2018

The Edgewood Symphony conducted by Walter Morales invites Aron Zelkowicz to play the Dvorak Cello Concerto along with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Ginka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture Saturday evening October 13 at the Katz performing Arts Center of the JCC. Walter and Aron fill in all the details.

Raquel Winnica Young and Lenny Young - Oct 10, 2018

Musica Mundana presents "Myths." The Pittsburgh-based early music ensemble, co-led by harpsichordist Justin Wallace and mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young, travels through a range of emotion with a program of 17th and 18th century music inspired by mythological figures. Featured composers include Haydn, Handel, Monteverdi, Rameau and Tartini. They are joined by guest musicians Joseph Baunoch (bass), Paul Miller (violin) and Patricia Halverson (gamba).  Lenny Young who directs the choir at Third Presbyterian joins Raquel Winnica Young with a full run down and background on Musica Mundana and other events happening soon including the Halloween Trick or Treat Classical Crawl with members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and Young Peoples Orchestra Saturday October 27 at 5:30 with costume contest and treats. Admission Free.  

Antony Walker - Madama Butterfly - Oct 10, 2018

Music Director Antony Walker talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" being performed by Pittsburgh Opera through October 14th.  

Cody Austin - Madama Butterfly - Oct 10, 2018

Cody Austin talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about his role as Pinkerton in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" being performed by Pittsburgh Opera through October 14th.  

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