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Reza Vali - new recordings - Feb 11, 2020

Composer Reza Vali stopped by WQED-FM to talk about his new recordings, including "Longing" featuring the Carpe Diem String Quartet playing Vali's chamber music, as well as his "Persian Folk Songs" performed by cellist Kian Soltani on the Deutche Grammophon label.  

 

 

Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh - February 5, 2020 - Feb 5, 2020

Edward Leonard, Federico Garcia de Castro, and Andrew Swenson stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh concert this weekend - Friday February 7th at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh.  The concert features a world premiere by Federico Garcia-De Castro, as well as the Pipa Concerto by Lou Harrison featuring Yang Jin as soloist, and special guest Afro Yaqui on the second half of the program.

Jack Kurutz and Pittsburgh Music Academy - Feb 4, 2020

Jack Kurutz and Jennifer Madge of Pittsburgh Music Academy stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the Pittsburgh Music Academy and their Collaborative Piano and Concerto Workshops this weekend at Unity Presbyterian Church.  They also brought some students who performed some pieces in our studio.   More information about the workshops can be found here:  http://www.pghma.com/Collaborative_Piano_and_Concerto_Workshops.html

 

Matthew Mehaffey - Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh - Jan 31, 2020

Mendelssohn Choir Music Director Matthew Mehaffey stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their upcoming performances of "Satan's Fall," composed by former Police drummer Stewart Copeland.  He also talks about the choir's performance of "Fidelio" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  

Caitlin Gotimer - Alcina - Jan 27, 2020

Caitlin Gotimer spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about singing the title role of Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

 

Antonia Botti-Lodovico - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Antonia Botti-Lodovico spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about singing the role of Ruggiero in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Music Director Antony Walker spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the music in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

Matthew Haney - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Stage Director Matthew Haney spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about his vision for Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

Matthew Haney - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Stage Director Matthew Haney spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about his vision for Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

Kyle Simpson & Margaret Forbes - Jan 23, 2020

Kyle Simpson leads his orchestra to accompany two silent films from Georges Melies' "A Trip to the Moon" and "The Kingdom of Fairies" at the Carnegie in Carnegie, PA on Saturday January 26th at 7:30pm. Music Hall Director Melanie Paglia, Executive Director Maggie Forbes and composer and conductor Kyle Simpson join Jim Cunningham with a preview.

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