Jim Cunningham speaks with Conductor Markus Stenz, who is the Principal Guest with the Baltimore along with his work in Cologne and as Chief of the Netherland Radio Orchestra. His Pittsburgh Symphony debut program is centered around the piano with Behzod Abduraimov playing the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto, with an American premiere of the Sunken Cathedral by Debussy arranged by Colin Mathews, Ferrucio Busoni’s Lullaby and the Poem of Ecstasy by Scriabin. Stenz discusses his extensive work with Hans Werner Henze and offers his thoughts for the new year 2019.
The members of Chatham Baroque Andrew Fouts, violin, Scott Pauley, theorbo and lute and Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba, play live in the QED Morning Show studio music by Nicola Matteis, the Suite of Ayres and Beanchaes Brawl from Haute Danse by Lansing McLoskey both included in their Art of the Trio concerts at Westminster Presbyterian January 4 7:30pm, East Liberty Presbyterian Church January 5 at 8 and Sunday January 6 at 2:30 at Campbell Memorial Chapel Chatham University.
Sheila Ali, co-founder of the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and Donna Palermo from Friendship who found over 40 pieces of art by Irma Freeman in the trash pickup in the rain talk about the exhibit of Irma Freeman’s found art and what happens at the Center on Penn Avenue in Garfield with Jim Cunningham.
Pittsburgh Symphony pianist Patricia Prattis Jennings talking to Jim Cunningham looking back on her amazing career delving into why the Pittsburgh Symphony is raising $200,000 for a new Steinway grand. She remembers the 1964 3 month of Europe sponsored by the US State Department with stops in Athens and Iran. Describes working with Steinberg, Jansons, Previn, Maazel and many of the great nights of music she took part in.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews Kim Kashkashian about her new CD "6 Suites for Viola Solo."
The Music Director of the Erie Philharmonic and Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Daniel Meyer conducts Pittsburgh Symphony Highmark Holiday Pops through December 23rd at Heinz Hall. He provides scoop on Santa, Doug LeBrecque from broadway, violinist jenny Oaks Baker, the Mendelssohn Choir, the snow machine, a new arrangement of the Hamlisch Chanukah Lights with cellist Adam Liu and Rodrigo Ojeda pianist and the good cheer generally. Maestro meyer also has highlihgts of upcoming concert in Erie and Greensburg with holiday plans for a four year old and Mrs. Meyer, Mary Persin, Vice President of Artistic Administration for the Pitsburgh Symphony.