It’s a birthday party as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs “Resurrexit” by Mason Bates – commissioned by the orchestra as a 60th birthday present for Music Director Manfred Honeck. Pinchas Zukerman returns to Heinz Hall to play the Bruch Violin Concerto. And Manfred Honeck conducts the Brahms Symphony No. 2.
Simone Dinnerstein discusses her recent CD "Circles," which brings together concertos by Philip Glass and Johann Sebastian Bach with the Boston based string orchestra "A Far Cry." She remembers also her Pittsburgh debut for Steinway Society at CMU.
Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck visits the QED Morning Show to tell Jim Cunningham about his concerts November 23 and 25 with Johann Strauss favorites and Cynthia Koledo de Almeida playing the Mozart Oboe Concerto along with George Li playing the Rachmaninoff Paganini Variations. Maestro Honeck discusses how the concerts he conducted with the New York Philharmonic went last week and the plan for the Concert of Peace and Unity on Tuesday November 27 honoring the Tree of Life Synagogue victims.
Peter Kope of Attack Theater talks about their upcoming production - titled "In Defense of Gravity."
Alan Stanford presents Charles Dickens "The Old Curiosity Shop" in his own adaptation in a US premiere with PICT Theater at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio November 23rd through December 15th. Alan has the story of how he did it and the scoop on the cast in this conversation with Jim Cunningham. Which is the greatest filmed version; is there a shop; what makes it great; is the ending sad—all these questions answered and much more.
Organist Kimberly Marshall makes her Pittsburgh debut for the Organ Artists Series on Friday November 16th, 7:30pm, at St Paul Cathedral. She talked about the concert and her wide ranging career on the QED Morning show with Jim Cunningham.