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Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh - Nov 15, 2017

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh Artistic Director Edward Leonard was joined by composer Nancy Galbriath to talk about their upcoming concert on November 19th, 4pm at First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh.  The program features Brahms' epic Schicksalslied and Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith’s Gloria in collaboration with Voces Solis.  Also on the program are Arthur Honegger’s Pastorale d’été and Symphony No. 22 “The Philosopher” by Haydn.

Roy Sonne and Yeeha Chiu - Nov 10, 2017

Roy Sonne played the violin for  38 seasons with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He still rosins up the bow and he’s played many times with Yeeha Chiu piano. These two are at again with a A Romp Through the Violinist’s World on Monday November 13 at 8pm at Rodef Shalom Temple.  The concert centers around the composer performers of the music world with the Bach Chaconne for solo violin, music by Kreisler, Leclair, Corelli, Paganini, Kreisler, Mark O Connor and Joe Venuti. Roy and Yeeha a tell their story winding through La Paz Bolivia, Hong, Kong, London, MIT, Juilliard, New England Conservatory and the Royal College of Music destination Pittsburgh.  

Matthew Browne - Nov 10, 2017

Matthew Browne has written a world premiere on commission from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. You can hear it Saturday evening at the Pasquerilla Center with James Blachley conducting. Matthew worked with Michael Daugherty at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where he receive his PhD. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has collaborated with the Minnesota and Milwaukee Orchestras and many other ensembles making his home in New York.

Antony Walker - Marriage of Figaro - Nov 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker talks about the music of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."

 

 

David Paul - Marriage of Figaro - Nov 6, 2017

David Paul talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about directing Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Marriage of Figaro."

Joelle Harvey - Marriage of Figaro - Nov 6, 2017

Joelle Harvey sings the role of Susanna in Pittsburgh Opera's production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."   She chats with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role.

 

 

Tyler Simpson - Marriage of Figaro - Nov 6, 2017

WQED-FM's Anna Singer talks with Tyler Simpson, who sings the role of Figaro in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Marriage of Figaro."

Eric Dzugan - Nov 6, 2017

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Enrique Granados, pianist Eric Dzugan and soprano Katie Manukyan will perform at the Frick Fine Arts Building in Oakland on the University of Pittsburgh campus Saturday November 11 at 7pm. In this conversation with Jim Cunningham they detail the life of Granados, his Catalan and family ties, tragic end in an attack from a WWI U boat and the charm of his writing.  Eric explains the mission of his piano recitals focused on expanding the repertoire for pianists and music lovers. Katie fills us in on her upcoming plans which include singing the rarely performed Rimsky Korsakoff opera Sadko in Washington DC in 2018.

A live performance by Chatham Baroque - Nov 3, 2017

WQED-FM Ensemble in Residence and globe-trotting early music superstars Chatham Baroque play Francois Francoeur and Corelli live in the WQED-FM Studio on the QED Morning Show and discuss their concerts in "The Art of the Trio" series beginning November 11th at Westminster Presbyterian Church, St Andrew’s Episcopal, and Chatham University - plus stops in Greensburg at Campana Chapel and for kids in the PB and J series at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Patricia Halverson viola da gamba, Scott Pauley theorbo and Andrew Fouts violin.  Would you have invited composer Francoeur to your next New Year’s Eve party?   What happens to the theorbo when you squeeze it’s 4 foot thin neck into the luggage hold and much more.

New Pittsburgh Post Gazette Music Critic Jeremy Reynolds - Nov 3, 2017

New Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Music Critic Jeremy Reynolds is from Texas with a degree from Oberlin playing the clarinet. Jim Cunningham asks the questions of how to fill seats at the Symphony, is classical music dying, how to attract young people, and why the New York Philharmonic chose Jaap van Zweden over Manfred Honeck as Music Director? It’s all here! Or as close as you can get.

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