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Clem Rolin & Jamie Kasper - West Hills Symphonic Band - Feb 28, 2017

Clem Rolin, Music Director and flutist Jamie Kasper reveal the delights of the West Hills Symphonic Band 50th Anniversary concert.  The  Gala Concert occurs at the  original venue, Montour High School on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 3:00pm. West Hills is the oldest community symphonic band in the Pittsburgh area.

Susan Medley - Pittsburgh Concert Chorale - Feb 27, 2017

Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Music Director Susan Medley takes through "Music of War and Peace" - a concert of music that highlights the trials of war and the uplifting transcendence of peace, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Ingomar United Methodist Church.  PCC’s concert features Richard Buchard’s “O vos omnes”, Jeffrey Van’s A Procession Around Me (a setting of four Walt Whitman Civil War Poems) and Franz Joseph Haydn’s Mass in Time  of War

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra - Feb 23, 2017

The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony gives a free concert with two concertos featuring Pittsburgh Symphony members as soloist. George Vosburgh plays the Haydn Trumpet Concerto and and Michael Lippman plays the Haydn C Major Cello Concerto with Don Juan by Richard  Strauss all conducted by Francesco Lecce Chong. Craig Johnson Executive Director and soloist Michael Lippman joined the Maestro to preview  the concert.

Lahav Shani - PSO Guest Conductor - Feb 22, 2017

Lahav Shani, 27 year old Israel born conductor and soon to be Chief at the Rotterdam Philharmonic, discusses his Heinz Hall debut with Kurt Weill’s Second Symphony, Charles Ives’ Unanswered Question, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Jon Kimura Parker and Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances. He describes his work with Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim and recalls his recent concert where played the piano, conducted the orchestra and played the bass on the same program. His favorite book, movie, breakfast treat and sport are revealed too.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 20 - Part 1 - Feb 22, 2017

Junajo Mena conducts Debussy, Ginastera, and Manuel de Falla.  Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Bassoon Nancy Goeres performs Pictures from the Floating World by David Ludwig. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 20 - Part 2 - Feb 22, 2017

Junajo Mena conducts Debussy, Ginastera, and Manuel de Falla.  Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Bassoon Nancy Goeres performs Pictures from the Floating World by David Ludwig. 

John Moore - Music 101 - Feb 21, 2017

John Moore, Pittsburgh Symphony double bass, presents "It’s All About the Bass" for Music 101 at Heinz Hall on February 22nd at 12:30. Less about Meghan Trainor’s worldwide pop hit with that title and more about Dittersdorf and Vanhal. John joins Rodrigo Ojeda for some musical examples. In this discussion, he traces his career from Buffalo to Curtis Institute, San Diego, Honolulu and Columbus before being hired as one the last official acts of Lorin Maazel as Music Director.

Laura Kaminsky & Kimberly Reed - "As One" - Feb 21, 2017

WQED-FM's  Anna Singer talks to composer Laura Kaminsky and librettist Kimberly Reed about Pittsburgh Opera's production of "As One."

David Allen Wehr and Cynthia Raim - Feb 17, 2017

The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University presents another "Schubert on the Bluff" concert this Sunday afternoon, 3pm at PNC Recital Hall.  Cynthia Raim and David Allen Wehr continue their exploration of this valuable corner of the repertoire in this program with three works: the symphonic Grand Duo, the graceful Rondo in A Major and the stormy Allegro in A Minor (Life's Torments). They also perform Copland's witty Danzon Cubano for two pianos, and the program is filled out with Schubert's lovely "By the Stream", a song with French horn and piano.  David Allen Wehr and Cynthia Raim stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the concert.

The Yale Whiffenpoofs - Feb 17, 2017

Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions.  Saturday night at 8, the Yale Whiffenpoofs perform at Heinz Chapel.   The group stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their Pittsburgh concert, as well as sing a few tunes.  

 

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