Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.
Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.
A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.
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Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.
Conductor and oboe soloist Susan Sands leads the East Winds Symphonic Band in a cabaret concert with favorites from show stopping musicals and great soloists. The concert will be held at the Frehof Hall at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Sunday October 21st, 7pm. Donations of non-perishable food items, or a free-will monetary donation benefiting the JFCS Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry will be welcomed.
Violinist Monique Mead joins violist Warren Davidson and harpist Isabel Cardenas for "Plucked and Bowed," Chamber Music at Old St. Luke’s in Carnegie on Sunday October 21st at 2pm. Monique Mead has the scoop on this concert and Chamber Music Pittsburgh, plus what’s going on in the world of Musical Entrepreneurship at CMU.
Valerie Rachelle is the Stage Director of Resonance Works Pittsburgh's production of Bernstein's "On the Town." Performances take place October 19th and 21st at the New Hazlett Theater. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke to Valerie about her approach to the piece.
The Director of Orchestral Activities at Carnegie Mellon University , Andres Cardenas, will play the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, James Blachly conducting on Saturday night October 20 with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 at the Pasquerilla performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown campus. Andres listens to the recording on Youtube of his Silver Medal winning Tchaikovsky Concerto in 1982 at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow with Pavel Kogan conducting and describes the delights of the music along with an update on his fall season.
WQED’s Vice President of Content Darryl Ford Williams runs down the 11 WQED Emmy winners for the October 13 ceremony of the Mid Atlantic Emmys in Philadelphia.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with violinist Hilary Hahn about her new CD of Bach.