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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 26 - Part 1 - Apr 5, 2017

It’s the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as he plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto.  Juraj Valchua conducts Smetna’s The Moldau, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 26 - Part 2 - Apr 5, 2017

It’s the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as he plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto.  Juraj Valchua conducts Smetna’s The Moldau, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture. 

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.

Lionel Bringuier - Apr 2, 2017

Guest Conductor Lionel Bringuier conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestera in Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhbition this weekend at Heinz Hall.  

 

 

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.

Andres Franco - Mar 21, 2017

Andres Franco, Pittsburgh Symphony Assistant Conductor, will lead the 14th annual Music for Wilkinsburg concert at the High School in Wilkinsburg on Thursday March 23 at 7pm. Maestro Franco invites you to enjoy an all hits concert with soloists including Jeremy Black in the Vivaldi Spring Concerto and Spring by Piazzola. Copland’s Appalachian Spring adds to the theme of the new season. Anne Martindale Williams plays the Swan from Carnival of the Animals accompanied by Gretchen van Hoesen. Tickets are $10, $5 for Students.

Monique Mead - Mar 21, 2017

Monique Mead, violinist and Director of Music Entrepreeurship at CMU will preside over  the  "Playing with Food" Dinner on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Smallman Galley on Smallman Street. Four courses from each virtuoso chef will meet musical performances by the talented students of Carnegie Mellon School of Music. In addition to our chefs' stellar dishes, the showcase of each course will be four original compositions by Evan Neely--created to match their culinary stylings. There will be music by Mozart and Kuhlau, Simon and Garfunkel and the Beatles and Haydn. Jana Lange, flutist and Masters student working with Lorna McGhee will be in the ensemble. They joined Geoff Zak General Maanger of the Smallman Galley to run down the menu and explain what they are cooking up.

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