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Christopher Hahn - Oct 13, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about their season opening production of "La Traviata."

Danielle Pastin - Oct 13, 2016

WQED-FM's Anna Singer talks to soprano Danielle Pastin, who is singing the role of Violetta in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "La Traviata."


Chas Rader-Schieber - Oct 13, 2016

WQED-FM's Anna Singer talked to Chas Rader-Schieber about directing the Pittsburgh Opera's season opening production of "La Traviata."


Sebastian Catana - Oct 13, 2016

Baritone Sebastian Catana, who sings the role of Giorgio Germont in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "La Traviata", talks with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role and this production.



Matt Mahaffey – Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh - Oct 7, 2016

Matt Mahaffey, the new Music Director of the Mendelsohn Choir, talks about his new job, his work in Minnesota, roots in Upper Saint Clair and the Music of Downton Abbey, John Lunn, Sir Hubert Parry and Ralph Vaughan Williams which he conducts at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 8th, 7:30pm at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.

Nathan Carterette - Oct 6, 2016

Pianist Nathan Carterette introduces the latest Poets of the Piano concert October 7, 2016 at Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill with Liszt and Ravel.

James Gourlay – River City Brass - Oct 5, 2016

River City Brass conductor James Gourlay provides Haunted Classics at five venues  around town. The Maestro introduces music from the program and recent favorites.

Chatham Baroque - Oct 4, 2016

Chatham Baroque members Scott Pauley and Patricia Halvorsen discuss their season opening concerts beginning October 7 at Westminster Presbyterian Church featuring the Bach Wedding Cantata and music by Erlebach sung by Pascale Beaudin visiting from Montreal.

Pittsburgh Savoyards – Trial by Jury - Oct 3, 2016

Pittsburgh Savoyards violinist Lynette Garlan and Director Jim Critchfield talk up Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial By Jury” and Puccini’s  “Gianni Schicchi” - the double bill the Savoyards present at the Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie, PA October 7th through 16th.

Rodef Shalom – High Holy Days - Oct 2, 2016

Temple Rodef Shalom  Rabbi Sharyn Henry Cantorial Soloist Molly May  and Music Director  Don Megahan discuss music and traditions for the Holy Days.