Edward Leonard, Federico Garcia de Castro, and Andrew Swenson stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh concert this weekend - Friday February 7th at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. The concert features a world premiere by Federico Garcia-De Castro, as well as the Pipa Concerto by Lou Harrison featuring Yang Jin as soloist, and special guest Afro Yaqui on the second half of the program.
Jack Kurutz and Jennifer Madge of Pittsburgh Music Academy stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the Pittsburgh Music Academy and their Collaborative Piano and Concerto Workshops this weekend at Unity Presbyterian Church. They also brought some students who performed some pieces in our studio. More information about the workshops can be found here: http://www.pghma.com/Collaborative_Piano_and_Concerto_Workshops.html
Mendelssohn Choir Music Director Matthew Mehaffey stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their upcoming performances of "Satan's Fall," composed by former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. He also talks about the choir's performance of "Fidelio" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Composer Peter Boyer is in town to hear his "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" played by the Pittsburgh Symphony with conductor Andres Franco and actors from CMU. The second performance takes place January 30th at 10:30am. In this interview with Jim Cunningham, he talks about the music and the PBS Great Performances broadcast (available on Passport), plus his work with composers Elmer Bernstein and David Raksin, and his Grammy nominated "In the Cause of the Free" with the Cincinnati Orchestra.
Pianist Rodrigo Ojeda, PSO Violinist Ellen Chen Livingston, and Garnett Livingston celebrate the Lunar New Year, January 27th, the year of the rat! Ellen and Rodrigo introduced music by Tyzen Hsaio during a visit to the QED Morning Show,.
Caitlin Gotimer spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about singing the title role of Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina."