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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 1932

American composer and conductor John Williams is born in New York City

 

WQED Cultural Calendar

The Russians Are Coming
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 pm
Presenter: Tuesday Musical Club
Tuesday Musical Club pianist Jack Kurutz and colleagues present a program entitled "The Russians Are Coming." Free and open to the public. ...more info

Diana Nyad
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Speakers Series
Nyad came to national attention in the 1970s for swimming around Manhattan and then from the Bahamas to Florida. In 2013, at the age of 64, she became the first ...more info

Valentine's Day
Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday, Feb. 14
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Juraj Valcuha returns to conduct Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture, inspired by Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers; Dvorak's most beloved cello concerto, featuring the PSO debut of Joshua Roman; Wagner's passionate "Prelude ...more info

Peter Pan
Friday, Feb. 12 - Sunday, Feb. 21
Presenter: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Imagination takes flight and time stands still in the mystical world of Jorden Morris’ Peter Pan. Atmospheric scenery transports audiences through starry skies to the tangled forests of Neverland and ...more info

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