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Andres Cardenes and Ian Hobson - Jan 24, 2018

Violinist and Director of Orchestral Activities at CMU Andres Cardenes joins his colleagues in the Diaz Trio for Chamber Music Pittsburgh on February 5 at Carnegie Music Hall for Mozart Schubert and Penderecki. On January 28 at 7:30 he will be in the audience at Carnegie Music Hall for the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic with guest conductor and pianist Ian Hobson playing the Beethoven First Piano Concerto and conducting the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto. Ian Hobson talks about his multiple interests and vast recorded catalogue and friendship of many years with the former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Andres Cardenes.  Tickets for the CMU Philharmonic are $10. Seniors $5. Students free.

Pittsburgh Musical Theater - Jan 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents a double bill Beginning February 1 2018 and running through the 11th  – We Will Rock You and Evil Dead: The Musical – will be at PMT’s Gargaro Theater, 327 S. Main St., in the city’s West End. The Director, Principals from the cast introduce  the music we’ll hear. Colleen Doyno Executive Director, David Toole Galileo in We Will Rock You and Alex Noble, Kashoggi in We Will Rock You with Nick Mitchell, Director of Evil Dead, the Musical.

The Long Walk - Leah de Gruyl - Jan 19, 2018

Leah de Gruyl talks about her role as Jessie in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Long Walk."

The Long Walk - Glenn Lewis - Jan 19, 2018

Glenn Lewis talks about the music in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Long Walk."

The Long Walk - Frances Rabalais - Jan 19, 2018

Frances Rabalais talks about the stage direction in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Long Walk."

The Long Walk - Benjamin Taylor - Jan 19, 2018

Benjamin  Taylor talks about his role as Brian in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Long Walk."

Kristen Linfante - Jan 19, 2018

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Executive Director Kristin Linfante discusses the Pittsburgh Performs concert at the Mattress Factory January 23 at 7pm presenting Appalasia formed by erhu virtuoso Mimi Jong with Jeff Berman and Sue Powers  plus a film presentation:  Music of Strangers YoY o Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. She describes what the series is all about and discusses her work as a violist member of Apollo’s Fire.

Katerina Istomin and Ben Robertson - Jan 19, 2018

Blackwood Music Scholarship Board member Katerina Istomin joins founder Ben Robertson to explain how to enter and win a substantial cash prize for high school age musicians. Ben tells us about the theater organ and concert series in his Harrisville Home, the clock tower and guest quarters which he designed and built as a life time dream after 35 years running the Blackwood Gallery in the North Hills.

Incidental Chamber Players - Jan 18, 2018

Sunday January 21st, 6pm, at First Unitarian Church, the Incidental Chamber Players perform music from Asia.   Some members of the group stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the concert.

 

 

Joe Miller - Westminster Choir - Jan 11, 2018

Joe Miller standing in the parking lot of the Cracker Barrel rest stop on their way to St Louis,  the conductor of the Westminster Choir, talks about the grand finale of the winter tour in Pittsburgh at Calvary Episcopal Church Sunday January 14 at 5pm. He lets us in on the beauty of the Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir and the Randall Thompson Alleluia which the choir will sing along with two composers directly connected with the choir Joel Phillips and Tim Brent . Maestro Miller describes the special features of the choir which has sung with Gustavo Dudamel and Yannick Nezet Seguin, Andrew Manze and many other great conductors and orchestras and  tells us the concert will be in honor of Elsie and Henry Hillman. Elsie and her Mom both enjoyed a long relationship with the Westminster Choir which sang at Elsie’s memorial service.

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