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Biava Quartet - Feb 6, 2009

The Biava Quartet premieres David Stock's String Quartet No. 8 and a new work by Pittsburgh's Albert Glinsky on the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society's Bridges Series, which also offers standard repertoire. The Biava gives a sneak preview.

David Douglass of The King's Noyse - Jan 29, 2009

The director of The King's Noyse reveals whether his strings are really made of cat gut, and anticipates his ensemble's return for the 40th anniversary of Pittsburgh's Renaissance & Baroque series. David Douglass converses with Jim Cunningham for a January spotlight in PITTSBURGH magazine.

Keith Lockhart to conduct CMU students - Jan 16, 2009

Boston Pops maestro and CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart will lead the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Noel Zahler, Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, and violin professor Andres Cardenes talk about Lockhart's reunion with this student orchestra.

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Swimming Pool - Jan 7, 2009

Ted Pappas will direct Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses in a swimming pool on the Public Theater stage. But first, his production staff must navigate uncharted waters.

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