Christopher Hahn, General Director of Pittsburgh Opera, talks about bringing the first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera's history to the Benedum with "The Summer King."
Denyce Graves talks about her role of "Grace" in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Summer King."
Alfred Walker sings the role of "Josh Gibson" in Pittsburgh Opera's World Premiere production of "The Summer King." Walker talks about his role as well as the difficulty of the music in the opera.
Composer Daniel Sonenberg and Stage Director Sam Helfrich talk about putting on the world premiere of "The Summer King" by Pittsburgh Opera.
Oboe and founding member of the Kamraton Ensemble Kaylyn Shearer fills us in on the Spring concert premiering music by Pittsburgh composers Mark Fromm, Jean-Patrick Besigrand, and Curtis Rumrill. Including works by Charles Ives. $10 suggested donation. At the Irman Freeman Center in Lawrenceville on Sunday May 7th, 3:30pm.
WQED-FM's Anna Singer chats with Alia Musica Artistic Director Federico Garcia-De Castro about their upcoming concert on May 5th, 7:30pm at the Heinz History Center. The centerpiece of the program is Berio's Cantata Laborintus 2.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with the Three Rivers Community Band Festival founder Roger Schneider and East Winds Symphonic Band conductor Susan Sands about this year's Festival taking place at Upper St. Clair Theater on Saturday April 29th at 2:30pm.
Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts with features an all Piano Concerto concert with Rudolf Buchbinder on Friday night and a Bruckner's 8th Symphony on Sunday.
The Pittsburgh Symphony presents the Audience of the Future Side Side by Side concert with Andres France conducting Tuesday May 16 at 7 pm at Heinz Hall. Chartiers Valley High School senior Devin Moore joins Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts High School senior Jim Cunningham IV to play the Max Bruch Double Concerto in e minor for violin and viola along with Bizet: Suite from L’Arlesienne, Suite from the Firebird by Stravinsky, Jennifer Higdon’s Machine, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Hoedown from Rodeo, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and a Symphonic Dance from West Side Story by Bernstein. The student planned concert is organized with the theme of immigrants and their contribution to music. Maestro Franco will tell his story of coming to America from Columbia. Everyone gets ice cream after the concert with the Shaler High School Jazz band in the lobby and a chance to get your picture taken with the Maestro.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra favorite Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to Heinz Hall to conduct Stravinsky’s “Petrushka.” Plus, Ravel’s Bolero and “gaite parisienne” by Jacques Offenbach.