Joe Newcomer and Kieren MacMilan join us to discuss their upcoming musical "The Gray Cat and the Flounder!" Joe, who is a long time supporter of PNME and WQED, commissioned a musical dedicated to his wife Bernadette, who was very special to Joe. He asked Kieren MacMilan to bring his cartoons, "The Gray Cat and the Flounder" which depict his life with Bernadette, to life on stage. Listen to learn more about Joe and Bernadette's marriage and how it became a musical!
Rachel Miller spoke with F. Paul Driscoll; the Editor-in-Chief of Opera News magazine, about the Munich Opera Festival happening now through July 31st in Germany. Driscoll also discusses the issue of Opera News covering the festival, and gives an insight into the upcoming season at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Pianist and Artistic Director of the Moscow on the Bluff series at Duquesne University David Allen Wehr explains the plan for the upcoming season which starts Sunday July 29 at 3pm. David plays Rachmaninoff live in the studio on the Gibson Capital Management Steinway.
The West Hills Symphonic Band returns to Bach, Beethoven and Brunch this Sunday morning (July 29th) at 10:30am in Mellon Park. Clem Rolin and Tom Snyder stopped by WQED to talk about the concert and playing in the outdoors.
Rachel Miller spoke with professor Bill Purse from Duquesne University about this Saturday's (July 21) Guitar Day with Joe Negri: A Guitar and Bass Workshop. Pittsburgh guitarist Joe Negri will be presenting his master class from 1-2pm in the Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. Mayor Bill Peduto will be in attendance at the event to present Mr. Negri with a proclamation and a key-to-the-city in honor of his 45 years of service as a faculty member at the music school. For more information or to get tickets for the event go to: www.duq.edu/academics/schools/music/city-music-center/cmc-summer-music/guitar-day-with-joe-negri.
WQED-FM's Rachel Miller talked with Randy Heide, the conductor of the Pine Creek Community Band. They'll be performing at this week's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert - Sunday July 22nd, 10:30am at Mellon Park in Shadyside.