Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.
Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.
A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.
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Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.
David Bennett performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend in a concert titled "From Swing to Rock." He stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the concerts.
Christopher Hahn talks about Pittsburgh Opera's world premiere production of "Ashes and Snow."
Douglas Cuomo talks about writing "Ashes and Snow", which received it's World Premiere with Pittsburgh Opera.
Eric Ferring is the lone singer in "Ashes and Snow" - a world premiere production by Pittsburgh Opera. He talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role.
Stage Director Jonathan Moore talks about putting together the Pittsburgh Opera world premiere production of "Ashes and Snow."
Sasha Boldachev makes his Pittsburgh Debut in a concert for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American harp Society Sunday afternoon February 11 at 2:30 at City of Asylum on the North Side. He is playing a new harp from the Italian maker Salvi which has special electro acoustic properties. The harp world is more women than men but Sasha is loving it. Born in Leningrad and trained in Russia and Switzerland he is on an extensive US tour giving a master class at CAPA on Saturday afternoon and the concert Sunday. He has several cds on Itunes including his own arrangements tof classics and pop hits. He recently played on stage at the controversial debut of the ballet Nureyev at the Bolshoi Theater which upset some factions of the Russian government. The Director of the ballet is still in jail. Sasha talks it over with Jim Cunningham on his way to Pittsburgh.