The White Tie Group, a trio of Pittsburgh Symphony players, returns to the First Fridays at the Frick series on Sep. 3, 2010. Pianist Harold Smoliar (Principal English Horn of the PSO) and bassist Don Evans (Associate Principal Bass) talk with Jim Cunningham.
QED 89.3 intern Conor O'Riley interviews his dad, Christopher O'Riley, host of NPR's "From the Top." Chris talks about his summer 2010 performances, the Beatles, Radiohead, his memories of Andy Warhol, the future of From the Top and classical music.
Pittsburgh-born Ned McGowan talks his background as a composer and flutist living in Amsterdam, and about "Radiance," his 40-minute world premiere commissioned by the PNME as a result of winning the ensemble's 2010 Harvey Gaul competition.
Kevin Noe previews the season finale of the PNME, including one of Chris O'Riley's Radiohead transcriptions, David Lang's Sweet Air, David Skidmore's Requiem for Percussion, Frederick Rzewski's Lost and Found (whose score demands nudity), and David McGowan's Radiance.
Executive Artistic Director and conductor Kevin Noe talks about the July 23rd & 24th concerts built around György Ligeti's 11-movement Musica Ricercata. Interspersed will be works by David Stock, David Skidmore, Thierry de Mey, Emmanuel Sejourn, and Kevin Noe himself.
How would you react if one of your best friends paid a small fortune for a large, completely white painting? That's the premise of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play, "Art," staged by Pittsburgh Public Theater Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas at the O'Reilly Theater. Pappas talks about the play, and his own art collecting.