Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 7 - Part 2 - Nov 22, 2021

Principal Flute Lorna McGhee performs Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 1.  And Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart’s Overture to Idomeneo and the Symphony No. 9 by Schubert.

Matthew Mehaffey - Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh - Nov 18, 2021

The Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Matthew Mehaffey, talks with Jim Cunningham about the "Promise of Light" concert running December 10th through the 18th in several  venues starting at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the South Hills and ending at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, downtown. All are free, Wear your mask, please register in advance so they know you are coming.  It’s a wide ranging program with a celebratory mood and a hopeful theme with poetry by Robert Frost, Mary Oliver and Ogden Nash plus singing about winter, the solstice and the holidays. Music by Carol King, Dolly Parton, Randall Thompson, Eriks Esenvalds and Melissa Dunphy. Matthew talks about his work at the University of Minnesota where he is a full professor, the challenges of the pandemic time and the specifics of the program.  For complete details on the presentations check out themendelssohn.org website. 

Dana Bishop-Root - Carnegie Museum of Art - Nov 18, 2021

Dana Bishop-Root, Director of Education and Public Programs, talks with Jim Cunningham about the holiday celebration at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The trees in the Hall of Architecture in their 60th anniversary year lit and adorned with handmade ornaments, the Neapolitan Presepio in its centuries old tradition, how to shop local and make your own ornament, pick up the new Collection Handbook published on the occasion of the Museum's 125th anniversary, the Friends and Family photo studio, the Out of Office Party and concerts by the River City Brass on November 27th, Roger Humphries and RH Factor on December 4th, the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Ensemble on December 11th and December 18th has Hugo Cruz and the Caminos. Plus, the art in the galleries including Elizabeth Murray who is linked with the Pittsburgh Symphony's recent performance of Prokofiev,  Art from Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Sharif Bey and much more with the theme of being together this season. Dana discusses her long association with the Braddock Carnegie Library as part of her thinking about connecting with the wider community.

Rolando Villazon - Nov 16, 2021

Opera star returns to Pittsburgh for a recital on Sunday November 21st, 4pm at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters.  Rolando was a Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 1998-1999.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with him about his time as a resident artist, his upcoming performances, and how he is a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan!! 


Scott Pauley - "The Art of the Trio" - Nov 16, 2021

Chatham Baroque's Scott Pauley stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Anna Singer about their "Art of the Trio" concerts taking place this weekend.  

Nanette Kaplan Solomon - Friday Afternoon Musicale - Nov 15, 2021

Pianist Dr. Nanette Kaplan Solomon, Professor Emerita from Slippery Rock University, discusses with Jim Cunningham her Chatham University Friday Afternoon Musicale Recital which debuts Friday November 19th at 4 pm on the Chatham Youtube Channel. She plays in the WQED-FM studio a preview of a new piece by her Yale colleague Stefania de Kenessey-- Spontaneous D Combustion. The concert also includes a baroque rarity, Chopin, a Schubert Sonata, and a Scarlatti Sonata. It’s available indefinitely if you miss the event on Friday. Nanette also has the lowdown on the upcoming Tuesday Musical Club events which she also participates in.