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James Gourlay

River City Brass Music Director James Gourlay stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk  Listen


Gianandrea Noseda

Jim Cunningham interviews this weekend's guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda.  Listen

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The Perlman Sound
A 3-CD tribute to violinist Itzhak Perlman on his 70th birthday (Aug 31) including his Sibelius and Korngold concerto recordings and "Zigeunerweisen" with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and a jazz piece with and by Andre Previn.
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Jim Cunningham and Gianandrea Noseda discuss Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto, Beethoven's Second Symphony and the Rossini William Tell Overture for the January 29 and 31 concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony

 


Jim Cunningham speaks with Guest Conductor Christoph Konig about Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and Philip Glass' Second Violin Concerto

 

ON THIS DAY in 1924

George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue premieres at Aeolian Hall in New York with Paul Whiteman conducting and the composer as soloist

 

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Auditions for the Children's play Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10:00 am
Presenter: Carnegie Performing Arts Center
The Carnegie Performing Arts Center is holding auditions on Saturday, February 13, for the children's play The Little Mermaid, based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Performances ...more info

Beethoven IX, Ode to Joy
Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 PM
Presenter: Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
Presenting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as you've never heard it before. The Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Roger Tabler, will perform the beautiful "Ode to Joy" ...more info

Literary Evening with Emily St. John Mandel
Monday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents a Literary Evening with Emily St. John Mandel. Mandel's poetic post-technology Station Eleven follows a troupe of Shakespearean actors as they tour an America ravaged ...more info

President's Day Concert featuring Copland's Lincoln Portrait
Monday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 PM
Presenter: Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
KDKA's Lynn Hayes-Freeland narrates Arron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. PYSO will permorm other works prior to the Copland. Dessert reception follows, featuring exhibition of 100 photographs of Lincoln. Tickets $15 in ...more info

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