Voice of the Arts
Resonance Works closes it's 2017-2018 season with a work never performed in Pittsburgh before - Dvorak's "Rusalka." Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner and some cast members stopped by the QED Morning Show with Anna Singer to talk about the production, which takes place at the Charity Randall Theater on May 11th and 13th.
The Besozzi Trio plays at Duquesne University Sunday April 29 at 4:30. Two saxophones and a piano they’ve made it to the quarter finals of the Fischoff Competition at Notre Dame. Daniel Muller tells us about the group and birdwatching.
Rick Sebak has the latest on his new program airing Thursday April 26th at 8pm on WQED13 - People Who’ve Written Books Around Here. The program features Willa Cather, Stewart O’Nan, Cameron Barnett and more.
Shadyside Brass present Mad Mix at Heinz Chapel Sunday April 29th at 3pm with free admission and favorites from Pop, Broadway and Jazz inluding Alfred Reed's Laid Back Rag and Where is Love from the musical Oliver! David DeAngelo, trumpet, and Matt Tesh, trombone, share recordings made at the dress rehearsal at St Andrew's Luthran Church and have details on the concert.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.