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Edward Alan Moore - Martin Baker - Feb 20, 2019

Organist and Music Director  at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Dr. Edward Alan Moore, introduces Martin Baker, the English organist and choirmaster at Westminster Cathedral who will appear on Sunday afternoon, February 24th at 3pm for the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh in Calvary Episcopal Church.  The program includes the Bach Chaconne arranged by Mittelschulte, Pictures at an Exhibition, and Dan Locklair’s Rubrics with the composer in the audience celebrating the 30th anniversary of the premiere in Pittsburgh.

Murry Sidlin - Feb 20, 2019

Murry Sidlin discusses his "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin" which he will conduct at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday February 23rd at 7:30 pm. Historic film, testimony from survivors, and narration tells the story of performances by the prisoners of a WWII concentration camp with the IUP Chorale and the Penn State Altoona Ivyside Pride with soloists, actor and piano soloist.

Ben Taylor - Glory Denied - Feb 18, 2019

Ben Taylor talks about his role as "Older Thompson" in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 2019.

 

Caitlin Gotimer - Glory Denied - Feb 18, 2019

Caitlin Gotimer talks about her role as "Older Alyce" in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 2019.

James Lesniak - Glory Denied - Feb 18, 2019

Conductor James Lesniak talks about the music in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 2019.

Matthew Haney - Glory Denied - Feb 18, 2019

Stage Director Matthew Haney talks about the staging for Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 2019.

Lara Lynn McGill - Feb 12, 2019

Soprano Lara Lynn McGill joins actress Sarah Carleton to share their 2019 version of Song of Songs.. There are  two performances Valentines weekend in Beaver, PA Sunday, February 17, 4pm at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver and at Shadyside Presbyterian Church Friday, February 15th 7:30 at Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside with pianist Karen Jeng Lin, and violinist Maureen Conlon-Gutierrez. All are welcome. There is a suggested donation but it’s free and it's for everyone - married, single, broken hearted, newly in love. Lara describes the program in detail and introduces two of the items on it from a recent recording.

Sami Merdinian - Sybarite 5 - Feb 12, 2019

Sami Merdinian, violinist of the Sybarite5 has the story of the award winning quintet so far and their debut in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Music Hall February 11, 2019, the morning after on the QED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham. They play Elgar, Barber and Mozart but most often it’s a living composer on their ipad music stands. They dress differently and think new audience first.  Sami introduces some favorites by Piazzola, Dan Visconti and a Turkish hit played often by Taraf de Haidouks. from their first cd of several available from itunes and Amazon.

John Wineglass - Feb 8, 2019

Emmy Award winning composer John Wineglass, composer of "Casop: Requiem For Rice" to be played by the Colour of Music Orchestra at Carnegie Music Hall on February 13th, discussses the music and his work on "All My Children" and with Aretha Franklin and Kurt Madura.

Ray Werner - Feb 8, 2019

Ray Werner, the author of "Run the Rabbit Path," talks about the world premiere with PICT Classic Theater in the Fred Rogers studio through February 16th.

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