Voice of the Arts
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.
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.
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 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.
Brian Worsdale is the new Conductor of the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra. He joins Executive Director Lindsey Nova. Born in Brooklyn he will move to Pittsburgh to take on the new role as the eighth Music Director in the fall of 2018 when he will conduct his first concerts. In 1992, he would begin what would become a 26-year relationship with the Interschool Orchestras of New York. His longest association has been with the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in Hancock, New York. He has been associated with French Woods since 1992 and has served as the camp’s artistic director since 2010. Since 2015, French Woods has been home to The New York Pops and Friends side by side with the French Woods Symphony.
Rossen Milanov is the the Music Director of the Chautauaua Symphony and the Columbus Symphony. He describes the delights of the upcoming season at Lake Chautauqua with details on the Beethoven Festival concert July 21, WQED Day, and his personal bests for Chautauqua visitors along with remembering his ties to Duquesne University and some career highlights.
Roger Schneider is the founder of the Three Rivers Community Band Fetival and a euphonium virtuoso with the East Winds Symphonic Band. Susan Sands has conducted the band for 28 seasons. She will raise the baton Saturday afternoon at the Upper Saint Clair Elementary School April 14. They bring all the scoop on their colleagues and the music for the event with a Festival Band plus three guest bands.
WQED Producer extraordinaire, the Nebby One, Rick Sebak hosts the Sensory Friendly Concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony this Saturday April 14 at 2:30 in Heinz Hall with Andres Franco conducting. A splendid time is guaranteed for all as you can hear in this QED Morning Show preview.
Pianist, composer and University of Pittsburgh faculty member Amy Williams will play the complete Sonatas and Interludes by John Cage with a prepared piano using screws and nails and found items at Construction Junction in Point Breeze for the Pittsburgh performs series of Chamber Music Pittsburgh April 10, 7:30. Born in Bufflao New York to musical parents, Amy has rcorded more than a half dozen cds with her duo piano partner Helena Bugallo mostly for the German Wergo label. It's pay as you feel hoping you feel $10. but no one is denied entry based on cash availability. Hear all about it with this visit to the QED Morning Show with drive time John Cage.
Chatham Baroque’s viola da gambist Patricia Halvorsen and violinist Andrew Fouts fill us in on the upcoming concerts in April 2018 featuring the Pachelbel Canon and Purcell, Marini and Schmelzer with guest artists titled Three Violins and their Peanut Butter and jam Saturday morning series for young people.