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Susan Medley - Pittsburgh Concert Chorale - Feb 27, 2017

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Music Director Susan Medley takes through "Music of War and Peace" - a concert of music that highlights the trials of war and the uplifting transcendence of peace, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Ingomar United Methodist Church.  PCC’s concert features Richard Buchard’s “O vos omnes”, Jeffrey Van’s A Procession Around Me (a setting of four Walt Whitman Civil War Poems) and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Mass in Time  of War

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra - Feb 23, 2017

The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony gives a free concert with two concertos featuring Pittsburgh Symphony members as soloist. George Vosburgh plays the Haydn Trumpet Concerto and and Michael Lippman plays the Haydn C Major Cello Concerto with Don Juan by Richard  Strauss all conducted by Francesco Lecce Chong. Craig Johnson Executive Director and soloist Michael Lippman joined the Maestro to preview  the concert.

Lahav Shani - PSO Guest Conductor - Feb 22, 2017

Lahav Shani, 27 year old Israel born conductor and soon to be Chief at the Rotterdam Philharmonic, discusses his Heinz Hall debut with Kurt Weill’s Second Symphony, Charles Ives’ Unanswered Question, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Jon Kimura Parker and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances. He describes his work with Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim and recalls his recent concert where played the piano, conducted the orchestra and played the bass on the same program. His favorite book, movie, breakfast treat and sport are revealed too.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 20 - Part 1 - Feb 22, 2017

Junajo Mena conducts Debussy, Ginastera, and Manuel de Falla.  Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Bassoon Nancy Goeres performs Pictures from the Floating World by David Ludwig. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 20 - Part 2 - Feb 22, 2017

Junajo Mena conducts Debussy, Ginastera, and Manuel de Falla.  Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Bassoon Nancy Goeres performs Pictures from the Floating World by David Ludwig. 

John Moore - Music 101 - Feb 21, 2017

John Moore, Pittsburgh Symphony double bass, presents "It’s All About the Bass" for Music 101 at Heinz Hall on February 22nd at 12:30. Less about Meghan Trainor’s worldwide pop hit with that title and more about Dittersdorf and Vanhal. John joins Rodrigo Ojeda for some musical examples. In this discussion, he traces his career from Buffalo to Curtis Institute, San Diego, Honolulu and Columbus before being hired as one the last official acts of Lorin Maazel as Music Director.

Laura Kaminsky & Kimberly Reed - "As One" - Feb 21, 2017

WQED-FM's  Anna Singer talks to composer Laura Kaminsky and librettist Kimberly Reed about Pittsburgh Opera's production of "As One."

Frances Rabalais - Pittsburgh Opera's "As One" - Feb 17, 2017

Frances Rabalais is the stage director of Pittsburgh Opera's production of "As One."  Frances explains the challenges of directing this opera, which only has 2 singers.  

James Lesniak - Pittsburgh Opera's "As One" - Feb 17, 2017

James Lesniak is the conductor for Pittsburgh Opera's production of "As One."   James talks about the musical challenges in the opera, as well as his favorite moments.

Taylor Raven - Pittsburgh Opera's "As One" - Feb 17, 2017

Taylor Raven sings the role of "Hannah after" in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "As One."  Taylor talks about her role, and says that this is her 2nd time performing "As One."

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