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Pittsburgh Musical Theater - The Little Mermaid - Mar 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents The Little Mermaid with Larissa Overholt, who plays Ariel, and Brady Patsy, who plays her father, King Triton.  With music director Francesca Tortorello, who is the wife of PSO cellist Michael de Bruyn.  Larissa and Francesca perform live in the studio. 

Kassia Ensemble - Mar 9, 2018

The all women Kassia Ensemble present a concert consisting entirely of music by women composers for International Women’s Day at the Tree of Life Congregation on Wilkins Avenue in Squirrel Hill on Thursday March 8 2018 at 7:30.  Katya Jampoladyan, cello  and Si Yu, viola, play live in the studio and join Clarinetist Rachel Stutzman and Bass Amanda Rice Johnston to discuss the program.

Resonance Works - little match girl passion - Mar 8, 2018

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute Lorna McGhee and Resonance Works Artistic and General Director, Maria Sensi Sellner, stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about "little match girl passion" - the next concert by Resonance Works.

 

 

Chris Fedor - Mar 7, 2018

Cellist Chris Fedor discusses his concerts the weekend of March 8 2018 as Concerto Competition winner with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and Edward Leonard where he will play the Dvorak Concerto. He reveals his favorite cellists, plans for after North Allegheny High School where he is now a senior and where he played with the famous Strolling Strings, his interest in chemistry and music, talks about his work with the Montgomery Quartet and his trio.

Joe Sheehan and Anqwenique - Pittsburgh Performs - Feb 19, 2018

Chamber Music Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh Performs presents Anqwenique, Kinetic and Joe Sheehan, composer and pianist who teaches at Duquesne University in Songs of Lake Volta at the Shop in Homewood Thursday 22 at 7pm. Joe who has traveled widely in Ghana over a number of years and Anqwenique who works for Pittsbugh Festival Opera and sang recently at Heinz Hall preview their new cd and the concert with Joe’s music performed by Kinetic and the Kassia Ensemble.

Christopher Hahn - Feb 12, 2018

Christopher Hahn talks about Pittsburgh Opera's world premiere production of "Ashes and Snow."

Douglas Coumo - Feb 12, 2018

Douglas Cuomo talks about writing "Ashes and Snow", which received it's World Premiere with Pittsburgh Opera.

Eric Ferring - Feb 12, 2018

Eric Ferring is the lone singer in "Ashes and Snow" - a world premiere production by Pittsburgh Opera.  He talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role.

Jonathan Moore - Feb 12, 2018

Stage Director Jonathan Moore talks about putting together the Pittsburgh Opera world premiere production of "Ashes and Snow."

 

Harpist Sasha Boldachev - Feb 9, 2018

Sasha Boldachev makes his Pittsburgh Debut in a concert for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American harp Society Sunday afternoon February 11 at 2:30 at City of Asylum on the North Side. He is playing a new harp from the Italian maker Salvi which has special electro acoustic properties.  The harp world is more women than men but Sasha is loving it. Born in Leningrad and trained in Russia and Switzerland he is on an extensive US tour giving a master class at CAPA on Saturday afternoon and the concert Sunday. He has several cds on Itunes including his own arrangements tof classics and pop hits. He recently played on stage at the controversial debut of the ballet Nureyev at the Bolshoi Theater which upset some factions of the Russian government. The Director of the ballet is still in jail. Sasha talks it over with Jim Cunningham on his way to Pittsburgh.

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