Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck calls into the QED Morning Show to remember former Music Director Mariss Jansons and his impact on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Pianist Nathan Carterette performs at Rodef Shalom tonight in a concert of Prokofiev, Franck, Liszt, and Beethoven. He stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk to Jim Cunningham about the concert, what he's up to these days, and about his new Bach Goldberg Variations CD.
Wendy Burnter of Steeltown Entertainment stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the organization and their mission to help young filmmakers in the Pittsburgh Region.
Violinist Monique Mead talks about her Beethoven 250th anniversary celebration during which she gave 50 performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. The grand finale and 50th concert is on Beethoven’s birthday, December 16th, at Carnegie Music Hall with the Edgewood Symphony and Walter Morales. There will be a short film about the project. Congolese musicians and the Bruderhof Community will be involved too.
Ali Hoefnagel of Dreams of Hope talks about their organization and the importance of RAD funding to their operation.
Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut November 29, 2019 with two pieces - the Nocturne by Edvard Baghdasaryan and the Concerto Rhapsody by Aram Khachaturian, conducted by Music Director Manfred Honeck. He discusses with Jim Cunningham the music; the 360 concert with the audience in the round; his mentor Rostropovich; his earlier visit to Pittsburgh in a snowstorm; chess in Armenia; famous Armenians the Kardashians and Cher; his career to date and much more.