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Pittsburgh Ballet Theater - Apr 26, 2018

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater present an all American program with Fancy Free + West Side Story + In the Night. Artistic Director Terrence Orr worked with Jerome Robbins closely and company 17 year veteral principal ballerina Julia Erickson will dance all three ballets in performances at the Benedum Center beginning May 4th. They are en pointe with Jim Cunningham.

Andres Cardenes and Federico Garcia de Castro - Apr 26, 2018

Violinist Andres Cardenes, who serves as Director of Orchestral Activities at CMU, will play David's Stock's Philosopher's Stone with AliaMusica directed by Federico Garcia de Castro on Chatham University in the Music Center on May 4th, 2018 . Federico and Andres remember their colleague David Stockin this conversation and explain the goal of Aliamusica, where the name of the ensemble comes from, and much more. The program includes Varese, Lutoslawski, Erin Rogers, John Arrigo Nelson, and a new piece by Federico.

Central Presbyterian Church - Tutto Italiano - Apr 25, 2018

Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum wraps up their concert season Sunday April 29th with Warren Davidson violin, Justin Wallace, harpsichord and The Academy Baroque Ensemble to  present "Tutto Italiano!" - Baroque Music from Italy - at 7:00 P.M. Justin joins David Rankin from the church and Pastor Sara Wrona of Faith Community Partners to explain what the effort is doing for music lovers and the community.

Ted Pappas - Apr 23, 2018

Pittsburgh Public Theater Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas steps away from his post after nearly a quarter century of artistic work in the city with a final effort directing Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  He fills us in the production at the O’ Reilly Theater and recalls some great moments from his time in Pittsburgh and his career including his work with Al Pacino.

Leslie Amper - Apr 20, 2018

Leslie Amper, who graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh studying with Natalie Phillips, played with the Pittsburgh Symphony and won the Pittsburgh Concert Society auditions and now lives in the Boston area with her husband pianist Randall Hodgkinson. She teaches at the Longy School, Harvard, and New England Conservatory Preperatory School but she’s back in town to present "Shared Inspirations: Claude Debussy, Alice Guy Blaché, and the Impressionist Painters."  The concert takes place April 22nd at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze at 2pm.

 

 

Pittsburgh Opera - Ekaterina Siurina - Apr 19, 2018

Ekaterina Siurina sings the role of Adina in Pittsburgh Opera's production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love."  Here she talks about the role and why it has such personal importance for her.

 

 

Pittsburgh Opera - Dmitri Pittas - Apr 19, 2018

Dmitri Pittas sings the role of Nemorino in Pittsburgh Opera's production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love."  He talks about the role and his experience in doing this production.

 

 

Pittsburgh Opera - Daniel Slater - Apr 19, 2018

Daniel Slater is the Stage Director for Pittsburgh Opera's production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love."  He explains why he chose 1950's Italy as the backdrop for this production. 

Pittsburgh Opera - Christian Capocaccia - Apr 19, 2018

Christian Capolcaccia is the conductor for Pittsburgh Opera's production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love."  He talks about the musical elements of this opera and why Donizetti is his favorite opera composer.

 

Dimitri Papadimitriou - Apr 13, 2018

Dimitri Papadimitriou is the Artistic Director of the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Music Series and a regular playing piano with the distinguished faculty at CMU. He fills us in on the next event - Monday April 23rd at 7:30 with James Ehnes guest violinist and two great Dvorak favorites, the Second Piano Quintet and the Terzetto. The series is free at Kresge Theater CMU.

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