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Bach Choir of Pittsburgh - Elijah - Apr 21, 2017

Bach Choir Music Director Thomas Douglas and baritone Keith Dean who sings Elijah with the choir this Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm April 22 and 23 at the St Agnes Center Carlow University talk over Mendelssohn’s masterpiece oratorio.

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh - Elijah - Apr 21, 2017

Bach Choir Music Director Thomas Douglas and baritone Keith Dean who sings Elijah with the choir this Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm April 22 and 23 at the St Agnes Center Carlow University talk over Mendelssohn’s masterpiece oratorio.

Resonance Works Pittsburgh - Elements - Apr 19, 2017

Resonance Works' second annual benefit event, ELEMENTS is an exploration of the elements of earth, fire, air, and water through music, visual art, food and drink. A first of its kind collaboration with Studio A.M., this innovative evening will feature a variety of intimate live performances by Resonance Works artists, live painting by artist Baron Batch, culinary delights by Chef Steve Morehouse, and specialty cocktails crafted by our friends fromBar Marco.    The event takes place Saturday April 22nd from 7-10pm.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer talked with Resonance Works' Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner about "Elements."

Charles Barker - Pittsburgh Ballet Theater - Apr 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater presents "Romeo and Juliet" at the Benedum Center April 21-23.   WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chatted with the PBT Orchestra's Music Director Charles Barker about the production.

 

Patty Halverson - Chatham Baroque - Apr 5, 2017

Chatham Baroque presents "Awake Sweet Love: Song and Sonatas of Olde England" Friday April 7th, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Saturday April 8th at St Andrews Episcopal in Highland Park and Sunday afternoon at Chatham University. Gambist Patricia Halvorsen describes the program with guest artists and soprano Pascale Beaudin featuring Henry Lawes and John Dowland. Also the challenge of getting a theorbo through baggage claim check at the airport.

Karla Boos - Quantum Theater - Apr 5, 2017

Quantum Theater presents "Collaborators" by John Hodge directed by CMU’s Jed Alan Harris through the end of the month on Hamilton Avenue just behind Bakery Square. From the writer of the film Trainspotting it’s a story about playwright Mikhail Bulgakov who writes a 60th birthday play for Josef Stalin. Founding Director Karla Boos suggests there are some dramatic similarities to news headlines of today in themes for the play which was written in 2011. There are some laughs too. Martin Giles stars as Stalin and Tony Bingham as Bulgakov.  Karla reveals the plans for the upcoming season of Quantum and fills us in on the details of the production of Collaborators.

Carolann Page - Apr 4, 2017

Robert Page - Pittsburgh Symphony staff conductor, Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir and former Head of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University in addition to leading the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Temple Choirs for dozens of recordings with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra winning multiple  Grammy awards and prizes including the Grand Prix de Disque - will be remembered at "Our Love is Here to Stay," a celebration and tribute at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Mendelssohn Choir on May 7th 7:30pm in a free concert ending with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony. Robert’s daughter Carolann Page remembers her Dad and his thoughts about her role as pat Nixon in John Adams Nixon in China in this wide ranging conversation with Jim Cunningham.

James Iman - Mar 29, 2017

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign Pianist James Iman has recorded a new cd of Boulez, Schoenberg and Gilbert Amy on the Zed label in Brussels. His release party is Saturday April 1 5 to 8 pm  at the Irma Freeman Center 5006 Penn Avenue.  Hear all about it in this conversation with Jim Cunningham

Nat 28 - Mar 29, 2017

New Music ensemble Nat 28 will present a concert for Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Performs series working with Conflict Kitchen to provide cuisine that complements  the music played. Flutist and founder Zoe Sorrell and  guitarist and music librarian Devin Sherman  joined PCM Executive Director Kristin Linfante to fill us in on the plan for the West End Tuesday April 4 7pm concert at the James Gallery

Rick Sebak - Rickstarter - Mar 27, 2017

WQED documentarian extraordinaire Rick Sebak shares his thoughts on the 6 Nebby programs he will produce following a successful kickstarter campaign, the #rickstarter plan to raise $113,000 – the  money for the production costs which launched March 27 at midnight.

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