Thomas Douglas - Bach Choir - The Beatles - Apr 25, 2019

The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh's next concert features music of.....The Beatles!   Thomas Douglas gives us the low down on the concerts, taking place May 4th and 5th at Mr. Small's Theater.  

Robert Mealy - Apr 19, 2019

Chatham Baroque and Renaissance and Baroque presents the Quicksilver Ensemble at Synod Hall April 27 with Julie Andrijewski and Robert Mealy violins. Robert Mealy is in charge of Juilliard’s Historical Performance department.  He plays the violin in the King’s Noyce and has performed widely in many ensembles around the world. He told Jim Cunningham he loves playing in Pittsburgh and he revealed the complete plan for Stile Moderno: New Music from 17th Century Italy.  

Resonance Works - American Serenade - Apr 19, 2019

The Chrysalis Duo of flutist/mezzo-soprano Lindsey Goodman and pianist/tenor Robert Frankenberry perform "A Pittsburgh Serenade" on Wednesday May 1st, 7:00 PM at Bar Marco!  Join Chrysalis in the Union Hall for an evening of intimate music making for flute, piano, and voices featuring world premiere commissions by Nancy Galbraith and Frankenberry, works by beloved Pittsburgh composers David Stock and Roger Zahab, and musical treats by Kieren MacMillan, Alla Cohen, and Aaron Copland, all while enjoying delicious food and drinks in Pittsburgh's Strip District.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer discussed the concert with Lindsey Goodman and Resonance Works Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

Tina Faigen and Robert Schultz - Apr 18, 2019

Chatham University Music Program presents - Schultz, Faigen and Friends - a concert of premieres by Robert Schulz - featuring Tina Faigen, piano, Anna Singer, soprano, Mary Beth Malek, clarinet, Paula Tuttle, cello and Walter Morales, piano.  Presented by Music for Food at the James Laughlin Music Hall and Chatham University on Saturday, April 20th at 3:00pm.  Three works will be premiered - Eight Songs for Soprano and Piano, Op. 50 with the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Op. 52 performed by the Zaffiro Trio and Finale for 1 piano - 4 Hands, Op. 47 with Tina Faigen and Walter Morales.

Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show - Apr 16, 2019

Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Performs Series presents "The Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show," Tuesday April 23rd 2019, 7pm at the Mattress Factory on 500 Sampsonia Way. Tom Roberts accompanies the silent films "The Rink," "The Pawn Shop" and "Kid Auto Races at Venice California" in his own score with Mary Beth Malek on clarinet. In this conversation with Jim Cunningham, they describe the genius of Charlie Chaplin, provide details on the event, and talk about the music they will play along with four excerpts from the score or the films recorded in the WQED-FM studio.

Erika Cuenca - The Heiress - Apr 16, 2019

Erika Cuenca is The Heiress, Catherine Sloper in the PICT Theater production at the Fred Rogers studio through April 27. Directed by Alan Stanford and adapted from the novel ‘Washington Square’ by Henry James and set in the 1850s of New York City, The Heiress tells the story of a wealthy but insecure young woman, desperate for love, who meets a dashing but penniless bachelor. Despite the influence of her overly controlling father she dreams and hopes. Is this the prince she hoped would come along or a money-hungry scoundrel taking advantage of an innocent girl? Dad doesn’t approve of Morris Townsend her love interest. Who is the villain in this play? The story was a play and a film directed by William Wyler starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson. Erika is a graduate of Point Park University and a veteran of the Pittsburgh acting community appearing for Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, City Theatre, Quantum Theater and Off The Wall Productions. Spoiler alerts, deep insight and warm humor emerge in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.