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.
Oboe and Founding member of the Bell'Art Ensemble Lenny Young and soprano Lara McGill preview their concerts December 15th at Third Presbyterian Church and December 16th at First Presbyterian in Beaver, PA. They’ve discovered a woman composer for the concert and bring along holiday favorites too plus they reveal the best pizza in Beaver - Mario’s.
Organist Dr. Edward Allen Moore introduces the Christmas in East Liberty concert for Friday December 14 at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Brass Roots percussionist Abby Langhorst spills the beans on the brass moments of glory. There will be choral splendor, organ sizzle and Mike Tomaro, jazz star from Duquesne University swings along the way. The concert is free.
WQED’s Rick Sebak joins pianist Tom Roberts and cartoonist Wayno playing ukulele and graphic artist Dave Klug on drums to narrate ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” in their Christmas Spectacular Saturday December 15 at the Elks lounge on the Northside with dancing and stickers. A preview with music recorded at WQED-FM and conversation with Jim Cunningham.
Mark Anderson, Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Camerata has the plan for ‘ Among Angels’ Saturday night December 15 at Mount Lebanon Lutheran and Sunday afternoon 3pm at Shadyside Presbyterian with organist Larry Allen , two harps and Fox Chapel singers. Mark introduces recordings from last year’s holiday concert.
The Diamante Trio and Soprano Lilly Abreu perform a mix of Latin American music and Holiday favorites as part of the concert series at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, Tarentum, on Sunday, December 9th at 4:00 P.M. Gary Lenigan talks to Dave Rankin (Central Presbyterian Church) and clarinetist Mary Beth Malek.
Jim Cunningham interviews the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra guest violinist playing the Korngold Concerto.