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Attack Theater - The Rube Goldberg Variations - Apr 12, 2019

Nathan Carterette, Dan Fleegle, and Flavio Chamis stopped by WQED to talk about their upcoming project, "The Rube Goldberg Variations" happening at the New Hazlett Theater on April 25-28. The show combines J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations with dance and acting. You can find more information at www.attacktheatre.com/goldberg .

Arsenal Duo - Apr 12, 2019

The Arsenal Duo with organist Edward Alan Moore and pianist Nathan Carterette perform a free concert in the Cathedral Concert series at East Liberty Presbyterian Church at 3pm on Sunday April 12 2019. The centerpiece is Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Dr. Moore and Nathan stopped by the QED Morning Show on Friday to preview the event with a recording made at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh - April 12, 2019 - Apr 11, 2019

The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh concludes their season with a world premiere by Jeffrey Nytch April 12 7:30 at the First Unitarian Church. Jeffrey will hear Anne Moskal play the violin with Edward Leonard conducting. Jeffrey and Edward stopped by the QED morning show to talk about Bartok’s Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta which is on the program and they brought a recording of the Mendelssohn String Symphony heard in the January 2019 concert of Chamber Orchestra Pittsburgh.

Becky Billock - Apr 11, 2019

Becky Billock gives a complete rundown on her new cd Mother Earth and the concert and release party at Rodef Shalom TempleApril 28 at 2:30pm. She also plays a selection live on the Gibson Capital management Steinway at WQED-FM--- Seule dans le Foret by Germaine Tailleferre

Skyler Moon and Amanda Kengor - Apr 10, 2019

Harpists Skyler Moon and Amanda Kengor will perform at the Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Winner's Recital this Sunday (April 14th), 2pm at Kresge Hall.   They stopped by to perform the Etude de Concert Au Matin Marcel Tournier (Skyler Moon) and the Impromptu in D-flat, Op. 86 by Gabriel Fauré (Amanda Kengor), and talk about their musical training.  They also explain why should attend Pittsburgh Concert Society concerts.  

William Wang and Oliver Choo - Apr 10, 2019

Violinist William Wang and pianist Oliver Choo will perform at the Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Winner's Recital this Sunday (April 14th), 2pm at Kresge Hall.   They stopped by to perform the 4th movement of the Brahms Sonatensatz, and to talk about their musical education.  

The Hoppo Duo - Apr 10, 2019

The Hoppo Duo (violinist Maine Hoppo and pianist Sora Hoppo) performed at the Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Winner's Recital on Sunday March 31st.  They stopped by to perform the 4th movement of the Franck Violin Sonata in A Major. 

Gregor Sigl - Artemis String Quartet - Apr 5, 2019

Gregor Sigl, the violist of the Aretemis Quartet answred the phone at his home in Berlin just before leaving for their American tour beginning with a date in Montreal. The ensemble celebrates thirty years with a stop in Pittsburgh Monday April 8 at 7:30 in Carnegie Music Hall. In this conversation with Jim Cunnngham Gregor runs down the plan for Barber's Adagio, Britten's Second Quartet and the Schubert masterpiece Death and the Maiden. Thye talk abot the livliness of Berlin cultural life and the one essential travel item Gregor takes along when packing for a trip.

Chatham Baroque - From Battles to Ballet - Apr 5, 2019

Chatham Baroque presents From Battles to Ballets April 5-7 at three venues with a large contingent of guest artists. Violinist Andrew Fouts and Theorbo virftuoso Scott Pauley stopped by the QED morning show to fill in the details.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra - Apr 5, 2019

The Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Earl Lee joins Concerto Competition winner Sophie Lauver of Mount Lebanon High School to discuss the program for the May 5 concert at Heinz Hall  with Prism by Keiko Abe plus music by Prokofieff, Bizet and  Marquez. Sophie tells us why she chose percussion as her instrument, reveals advice from her musical family, shares her plan to attend Northwestern Universithy in Chicago where she will hear the Chicago Symphony and suggests what else she is looking forward to in her senior year.  Eve Goodwin joins the discussion  with details for Jim Cunningham recorded at the Green Room in Heinz Hall.

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