Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts music from the 2018 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala – including Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso and Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson and Delila. Plus Soprano superstar Renee Fleming sings songs by Leoncavallo; Gomez and more
Mariana Whitmer is the President of the Board of the Friends of the Carnegie Library. She tells us about the upcoming library sale, an open to the public meeting, how you can get involved and the effort to add a piano for performances in the Music Department.
Father Thomas Soroka leads the Pan Orthodox Choir of Pittsburgh at First Lutheran Church November 4th at 4pm in the Laudate Dominum series. Rachmaninoff’s Vespers is represented on the program with much more. Father Thomas is usually found in the pulpit at St. Nicholas in McKees Rocks.
Connie Phillips and Jack Kurutz invite you to hear ten extraordinary pianists at once at a Piano Monster Concert with a new piece by Mount Lebanon’s composer Hannah Ishizaki at the McCandless Crossing Fort Pitt Piano Company Steinway Dealer Saturday October 27 at 4:30pm. They are raising money to buy a new instrument for the Pittsburgh Symphony which will be selected by Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman. Her all about it.
Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Piccolo Rhian Kenny violinist Lorien Benet Hart and cellist Michael DeBruyn starting the Day of Music at WQED-FM at 8:30 playing the Haydn Trio No 1 in C from the London Trios. The Musicians Third Annual Day of Music began before dawn at 89.3FM
Pittsburgh Camerata Artistic Director Mark Anderson describes the Home theme of the concerts with the Camerata on Saturday October 20 at 7:30 at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and Sunday October 21 at 3 at Shadyside Presbyterian. Also an update on Shadyside Choir music making through the holiday season.