Trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones tells us about his role in Stravinsky’s Soldiers Tale for Chamber music Pittsburgh on Monday November 25 at 7:30 at Carnegie music Hall. Sean says Pittsburgh is his adopted home in his official biography and remembers with great affection his time at Duquesne University and leading the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. He will also give the world premiere of a new piece from Wynton Kelly Stone Guess and has a slot in the concert for improvisation on jazz standards. Sean tells us about his latest jazz release on CD and his work in Boston at the Berklee School of Music.
Pittsburgh Philharmonic Music Director Edward Leonard joins his clarinet soloist Principal Alex Jones and Board Chair and violinist Carolyn Keller to encourage you to join in their Holiday Concert and Holiday market with toys for tots drive and free Graeter’s ice cream with seasonal flavors at two locations. The orchestra plays at at Mt. Alvernia’s Scotus Hall in Millvale on Friday at 7:30 Dec 1 and at the Succop Theater of Butler County Community College on Sunday December 3 at 2pm.
The President and CEO of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall John McCabe joins Randy Heide, Conductor of the Pine Creek Community band and David Gardner, Executive Director, Co Founder and Trumpet with the Brass Roots to discuss the annual Patriotic Holiday Concert December 3 at Soldiers and Sailors. The free concert combines holiday favorites with a veterans salute at the end.
Three extraordinary talents from the Eastman School of Music speak with Anna Singer about their concert Sunday November 19, 3pm for the Organ Artists Series at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church hosted by Dr. Edward Alan Moore. Ivan Bosnar from Croatia, Amanda Mole from Holden Massachusetts and Caroline Robinson from Greenville South Carolina pull out all the stops and they describe exactly how it’s done on the four manual, 120 rank, 8000 pipe Goulding and Wood instrument.
The holidays bring Handel’s Messiah complete December 8 7:30 and the Bach Magnificat December 10, 3pm less than 2 miles apart with Alan Lewis leading the Handel and Mark Anderson the Bach. Alan is Director of Music at Calvary Episcopal Church and Mark holds the same post at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Chatham Baroque have invited their extraordinary colleagues from around the country to augment the instrumental forces. Pittsburgh Camerata will transport as will the Calvary Choir. Also some good restaurant suggestions for the East End.
Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Plus, baritone Matthias Goerne sings Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Mahler.