Stage Director Linda Brovsky talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about this production of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" being performed by Pittsburgh Opera through October 14th.
The Edgewood Symphony conducted by Walter Morales invites Aron Zelkowicz to play the Dvorak Cello Concerto along with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Ginka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture Saturday evening October 13 at the Katz performing Arts Center of the JCC. Walter and Aron fill in all the details.
Musica Mundana presents "Myths." The Pittsburgh-based early music ensemble, co-led by harpsichordist Justin Wallace and mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young, travels through a range of emotion with a program of 17th and 18th century music inspired by mythological figures. Featured composers include Haydn, Handel, Monteverdi, Rameau and Tartini. They are joined by guest musicians Joseph Baunoch (bass), Paul Miller (violin) and Patricia Halverson (gamba). Lenny Young who directs the choir at Third Presbyterian joins Raquel Winnica Young with a full run down and background on Musica Mundana and other events happening soon including the Halloween Trick or Treat Classical Crawl with members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and Young Peoples Orchestra Saturday October 27 at 5:30 with costume contest and treats. Admission Free.
Eric Dzugan is Exploring the Piano with Katie Manukyan and Kelly Fiona Lynch sopranos plus Franklin Mosley baritone. Saturday October 13 7pm at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The concert marks the centennial of the death of Debussy and explores a wide range of moods. There will be projections above the singers and extensive program notes including translations and assistance from the Department of French and Italian languages at Pitt. The tickets are $10 for general admission $5. Students and Pitt Students are Free. Hear all about it with Eric, Katie and Kelly!
The Miro Quartet have been playing recording the Beethoven Quartets with great success for a number of years now. Cellist Joshua Gindele joins a colleague to talk about the Quartet No 14 in c sharp minor op 131 when it was released in the Spring of 2018. Joshua played as a soloist when he was a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony with Barbara Yahr conducting. He is a graduate of Fox Chapel High School, returning in 2016 to honor Mairi Cooper Pennsylvania Music Teacher of the Year. Joshua’s Dad Jerry was a long time member of the Youth Symphony Board who won the CNG Vita Award presented by WQED-FM.
Jeff Howell, veteran Civic Light Opera star has performed dozens of roles on area sages and appeared in several films including the Cemetery Club. Now he stars as Judge Turpin in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland Pa. Beaver County with some of the best young professional talent in the area. He joins Lindsay Courteau and Jim Cunningham to describe the joys of the music and theatrical magic with no shortage of Halloween blood. Visit Mr’s Lovett’s Pie shop with Prohibition Pastry Pie in the black box theater too also serving beer and wine. Cherry would be nice! Opening night is October 5 running through the 21st.