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Marina Lopez and Andrew Dewey - Feb 14, 2017

The CMU Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Daniel Nesta Curtis give premieres of music by  exciting young composers and a modern classic by Steve Reich March 8 with the CMU Philharmonic at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Composer Marina Lopez born in Mexico City, says she benefited greatly from knowing David Stock at Duquesne University and greatly enjoys her work with Leonardo Balada at CMU. Her new piece Fish will be heard along with Hedonism by Andrew Dewey who works with Nancy Galbraith. Both composers fill us in on why you should be there and how it might change your life. They will also lead a discussion during the intermission of the concert.

Hannah Ishizaki - Feb 10, 2017

Hannah Ishizaki, a junior at Mount Lebanon High School, a violinist and composer, a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and leader of the Montgomery Quartet has already heard several of her compositions performed by Ovre Arts in Pittsburgh. She becomes the youngest woman composer ever performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony with the world premiere of her “City of Bridges” at the Pittsburgh Symphony Fiddlesticks concert conducted by Francesco Lecce Chong on February 18th.  She sat down for a few minutes in the Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall just after a performance for the PSO Friends.

Matt Mehaffey - Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh - Feb 10, 2017

Mendelssohn Choir Music Director Matt Mehaffey tells us about the Pittsburgh premiere of "Annalies" by James Whitbourne at Rodef Shalom Temple February 25th with soprano  Amelia D’arcy. The music is a setting of words from Anne Frank’s diary with the choir and instrumentalists.

Colin Currie - Feb 10, 2017

Scottish born/London based percussion star Colin Currie makes his debut in the percussion showcase "Veni Veni Immanuel" by PSO Composer of the Year Sir James Macmillan at Heinz Hall February 10th and 12th with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck. He reveals his favorite book for the plane and the latest interesting movie he’s seen.

Manfred Honeck - Feb 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts at Heinz Hall, featuring the Prokofiev "Classical" Symphony; Tchaikovsky's Suite from Sleeping Beauty, and the MacMillan "Veni, Veni Emmanuel" with Percussionist Colin Currie as soloist.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 19 - Part 1 - Feb 8, 2017

It’s a world premiere by the Pittsburgh Symphony’s former concertmaster as Noah Bendix-Balgley performs his own Klezmer Violin Concerto.  Plus, Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart’s Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra and the Mahler Symphony No. 5. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 19 - Part 2 - Feb 8, 2017

It’s a world premiere by the Pittsburgh Symphony’s former concertmaster as Noah Bendix-Balgley performs his own Klezmer Violin Concerto.  Plus, Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart’s Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra and the Mahler Symphony No. 5. 

Thomas Douglas - Bach Choir of Pittsburgh - Feb 7, 2017

Thomas Douglas leads the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh in the rarely performed Randall Thompson "Requiem" this Saturday and Sunday February 11 and 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Pittsburgh. Maestro Douglas describes the special features of the Thompson composer for double chorus a-capella, the Bach Choir and his upcoming Ragtime production at CMU, plus a conversation about diversity in classical music and Black History Month.

Maria Sensi Sellner and Jason Hohn - Resonance Works - Feb 6, 2017

Maria Sensi Sellner and violist Jason Hohn fill us in on "In Excelsis," the concerts Thursday February 9th and Saturday February 11th at the Third Presbyterian Church with an American premiere of "Gloria" by James Macmillan along with his "Cecilia Virgo" and "Seraph," Neal Berntsen of the Pittsburgh Symphony playing the  "Prayer of St Gregory" by Allen Hovhaness, Verdi’s "Ave Maria" and "Flos Campi" by Vaughan Williams. Russell Weismann plays the organ, while the Festival Chorus and Pittsburgh  Youth Chorus sing. Topics include what it was like working with the composer at rehearsal.

Manfred Honeck - Feb 3, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts with Midori playing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, plus the Mozart Symphony No. 35 and the Brahms' Symphony No. 1.  

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