Voice Of The Arts
Brian Katze and Maurice Matthews from the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events discuss the Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch summer series that starts June 17th! The two also shed some insight about the best brunch competition and the Pittsburgh Symphony's performance at Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch on July 15th. Brian and Maurice go into detail about what it is that the Office of Special Events do for the city of Pittsburgh and other events they are hosting throughout the summer!
Cristina Pato, bagpipe soloist with the Silk Road Ensemble, discusses her concert with her own ensemble for the Just Summer series of Chamber Music Pittsburgh.
Paul Cosentino, clarinet soloist and founder of the Boilermaker Five band reveals the plan to refurbish instruments and put them in the hands of aspiring musicians with a concert to celebrate in East Liberty’s Ace Hotel. The collection starts at 2pm Friday June 8 with help from the D’Addario Foundation and Hungry For Music partnering with Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation. Paul details the history of the Boilermakers with a catalog of 12 cds and thousands of performances including several fundraisers at WQED-FM. Paul includes in the discussion his cd Slipped Disc which celebrates the record of the same name by Benny Goodman and gives us a sneak preview of the new cd on the way.
Reduced Shakespeare Company returns for Shakespeare’s recently discovered Long Lost First Play (abridged) found in a parking lot in Leicester England near a pile of old bones. Reduced from it’s original running time of over one hundred hours, it touches on many of Shakespeare’s most well-known themes whether he ever existed or not. Founding members of the company. Austin Tichenor and Reed Martin. remember the famous performance the company gave at 35,000 feet and their reduction of Wagner’s Ring cycle to under 30 minutes and suggest several good reasons why you should not miss their visit to Pittsburgh Public Theater.
Violinist Daniel Phillips of the Orion Quartet remembers his father, Eugene Phillips, composer and Pittsburgh Symphony violinist and gives us the details on the Sunday June 2nd concert for Pittsburgh Concert Society at the Kresge Theater of CMU with his brother Todd Phillips and cousin Tina Faigen. Daniel talks about the program of Bach, Moszkowski and Phillips.
In celebration of Pittsburgh’s Pride Week, NAT 28 presents: A Polyphony of Pride, a concert of works by LGBTQ composers. Zoe Sorrell, Daniel Nesta Curtis, and Corrie Stallings discuss the upcoming event.
Teddy Abrams, the Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra, talks about the orchestra's new CD "All In" which recently hit #1 in the Classical Billboard Charts.
Jonathan Eaton artistic and general director of Pittsburgh Festival Opera fills us in on the plans for the 2018 season
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Principal Flute Lindsey Goodman, who also holds the principal spot for the West Virginia Symphony, appears for Music on the Edge Saturday May 12 at 8pm at the Frick on the University of Pittsburgh campus to premiere her new cd "Returning to Heights Unseen," which includes the Wedding Prayer by David Stock and music by Pittsburgh based composers Roger Zahab and Roger Dannenberg. Hear all about the new cd and the latest from the flute world.
Woodwind ensemble Quinta Voce joins with a new group, Unity Brass, for a free concert Saturday May 12th, 7:30pm at First Unitarian Church 605 Morewood with Ewald, Gershwin, Hallam and Mihaud. French Horn Barbara Folb fills in the story.