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Daniel Curtis & Nancy Galbraith - CMU Contemporary Ensemble - Feb 3, 2017

The Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble will present a world premiere of the Nancy Galbraith Violin Concerto written for CMU alum Alyssa Wang at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty on Wednesday February 8th at 8pm in a Free concert conducted by Daniel Curtis. The program also features music by Ingram Marshall including his Fog Tropes inspired by the sounds of the San Francisco bay. Alyssa Wang credits Nancy Galbraith with musical and life inspiration as both participated in women’s marches in Washington and Boston. Nancy Galbraith explains her thinking regarding the concerto and both provide the latest news from the new music world!

Chatham Baroque - When Love Enflames A Heart - Feb 1, 2017

Chatham Baroque theorbo virtuoso Scott Pauley and violinist Andrew Fouts discuss their concerts February 3-5 - "When Love Enflames A Heart" - with guest Pascale Beaudin, soprano, Stephen Schultz, flute and Andrew Appel, harpsichord. They have the latest news from Chatham Baroque on tours and recordings plus a complete rundown of the differences between German, Italian and French baroque style.  Plus why do they play strings which originate in the digestive system of a sheep.

Jack Kurutz - Tuesday Musical Club - Jan 30, 2017

Pianist Jack Kurutz performs  the Schubert Sonata No 21 in B flat D. 960 and Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel for the Tuesday Musical Club on January 31st, 1pm in Levy Hall Rodef Shalom Temple. The concert is free with a reception to meet the artist after. In this podcast, he talks about his path from Miami to Pittsburgh with a stop in Boston. His work with the Living Room Chamber Music Project, Pittsburgh Music Academy, private teaching and much more. 



Kassia Ensemble - Resonance Chamber - Jan 30, 2017

The Kassia Ensemble performs at the Cloak Room as part of the Resonance  Works Pittsburgh "Resonance Chamber" concert series.  Their concert is Tuesday January 31st at 7pm.   WQED-FM's Anna Singer talked to Resonance Works Pittsburgh Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner, and members of the Kassia Ensemble about their upcoming performance.


Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh - Jan 30, 2017

Edward Leonard conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh  and Pittsburgh Symphony Co-Principal Bassoon David Sogg in the American premiere of a Bassoon Concerto by Antonin Reichenauer with the premiere of recent Shadyside Academy graduate Gustav Liden’s Bassoon Concerto played by Principal Contrabassoon James Rodgers.  Organist Bill Larson plays the Handel Organ Concerto op. 4 No. 3 and Haydn’s Symphony No 59, “Fire” at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh 605 Morewood Avenue.  Hear all about it with Maestro Leonard, David Sogg and Gustav Liden!

Arsenal Duo - Jan 27, 2017

Choral Fantasy featuring Beethoven and other singing from Duquesne University ensembles this Sunday January 29 3pm at East Liberty Presbyterian Church Free. Dr. Caron Daly Director of Choral Activities at Duquesne with the Arsenal Duo Nathan Carterette, piano and Edward Alan Moore with a preview.

Jennifer Orchard - Music 101 - Jan 27, 2017

Violinist Jennifer Orchard will present a Music 101 lecture recital Wednesday February 1 at 12:30 in the Heinz Hall Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms. Pianist Igor Kraevsky will accompany in music by Paul Juon from their recent cd. Jennifer will share her story beginning in London Ontario through Curtis Institute and her work with the Lark Quartet. Igor tells us about his work at City Music Center and his early years in St Petersberg Russia and his teacher who knew Shostakovich and Prokofiev well.