Ebene Quartet's Mathieu Herzog - Apr 15, 2013

Violist Mathieu Herzog explains the name of the Ebene Quartet, talks about their signature jazz encores, and their Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society program of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.

Joshua Bell - Apr 12, 2013

Violinist Joshua Bell talks about Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, his Stradivarius violin and its former owner Bronislaw Huberman, his new job as music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, his interests in technology, his history with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and his one vice.

Musical Journey of Bishop Martinez Compañón - Apr 11, 2013

Renaissance & Baroque's season finale features Chatham Baroque with guest director Tom Zajac in music collected by a bishop on his travels through late 18th-century Peru,performed with projected illustrations from Companon's manuscript. Piffaro's Tom Zajac and Chatham Baroque violinist Andrew Fouts give a preview.

Sarah Stern - Apr 10, 2013

1997 WQED-FM Musical Kid Sarah Stern is now the harpist at the Teatro Colon, South America's most famous opera house, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During a visit home to Pittsburgh, she talks about her life in music.

Barry Manilow - Apr 5, 2013

Barry Manilow talks with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham in April, 2013.

Jeanette Sorrell - Apr 3, 2013

Guest conductor and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell, founder and director of Cleveland's acclaimed Apollo's Fire baroque orchestra, talks with Jim Cunningham about her approach to Bach's Six Brandenburg Concertos for her Pittsburgh Symphony debut. She talks about tempos, textures and solos - especially the florid harpsichord cadenza in the fifth concerto, and the great conductors she studied with including Bernstein, Norrington, and Leonhardt.