Dr. Susan Traverso, President of Thiel College, stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Thiel Alum Jim Cunningham. Topics included the honorary degree Thiel gave to Fred Rogers to the Con Spirito Concert Series.
Bronwyn Banerdt, Pittsburgh Symphony cellist and Irene Cheng, violin talk over the Musicians of Steel 5K run and walk in Millvale September 16 at 10am - the day following the gala concert they will play with Renee Fleming and Manfred Honeck at Heinz Hall. They outline highlights of the musical journey so far which includes work in Kuala Lumpur, Erie Pa, Los Angeles, Barcelona, at Carnegie Hall with John Rutter, study at Yale, recording with the Clarion Quartet and much more.
Conductor of the CMU Baroque Orchestra Stephen Schultz recorded the Bach Flute Sonatas with harpsichordist Jory Vinokur at the Skywalker Sound ranch in Marin County this year. He fills us in on he new disc and the plans for an upcoming concert with Chatham Baroque and his ensemble, his Beatles course at CMU and for Osher life long learning.
Composer and Operations Director for the Pittsburgh Festival of New Music Marina Lopez describes the many events taking place in September including pop up performances of Luciano Berio’s Sequenzas, Surround with multiple harps lead by Gretchen Van Hoesen, The Kamraton Ensemble, Kassia and guests from Minnesota and New York. Marina also tells Jim Cunningham about her path to becoming composer through CMU and Leonardo Balada.
Quantum Theater kicks off their 2018-2019 season with "Chatterton" at Trinity Cathedral Pittsburgh. Each performance includes a full intermezzo dinner. Artistic Director Karla Boos tells us all about it.
Pianist Michael Cerveris talks about the Debussy Preludes Book 2 and his Tony winning son plus his work with Leon Fleisher and Edward Steuerman in this conversation with Jim Cunningham in advance of the September 4th 1pm opener for the Tuesday Musical Club at Rodef Shalom Temple.