Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck talks about this weekend's concerts, which include Handel's Messiah and Haydn's "The Creation."
Sam Helfrich talks about the staging he's designed for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performances of Haydn's "The Creation" this weekend at Heinz Hall.
The concert series at Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum continues with the Holiday Concert Sunday December 1oth at 4pm featuring soprano Raquel Winnica Young, Lenny Young, oboe and organist Michael Hammer. Dave Rankin organized the series. He joins in the discussion of the concert, the beauty of the church and more. Lenny Young and Michael Hammer provide a short biographical sketch.
Trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones tells us about his role in Stravinsky’s Soldiers Tale for Chamber music Pittsburgh on Monday November 25 at 7:30 at Carnegie music Hall. Sean says Pittsburgh is his adopted home in his official biography and remembers with great affection his time at Duquesne University and leading the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. He will also give the world premiere of a new piece from Wynton Kelly Stone Guess and has a slot in the concert for improvisation on jazz standards. Sean tells us about his latest jazz release on CD and his work in Boston at the Berklee School of Music.
Pittsburgh Philharmonic Music Director Edward Leonard joins his clarinet soloist Principal Alex Jones and Board Chair and violinist Carolyn Keller to encourage you to join in their Holiday Concert and Holiday market with toys for tots drive and free Graeter’s ice cream with seasonal flavors at two locations. The orchestra plays at at Mt. Alvernia’s Scotus Hall in Millvale on Friday at 7:30 Dec 1 and at the Succop Theater of Butler County Community College on Sunday December 3 at 2pm.
The President and CEO of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall John McCabe joins Randy Heide, Conductor of the Pine Creek Community band and David Gardner, Executive Director, Co Founder and Trumpet with the Brass Roots to discuss the annual Patriotic Holiday Concert December 3 at Soldiers and Sailors. The free concert combines holiday favorites with a veterans salute at the end.