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Shadyside Brass - Bach, Beethoven and Brunch - Jun 14, 2018

Shadyside Brass kicks off the 2018 Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert series this Sunday, June 17th, 10:30am at Mellon Park in Shadyside.   Two members stopped by WQED-FM to talk about their program.

 

Manfred Honeck - Berlioz and Beethoven - Jun 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck talks about his weekend with Yo-Yo Ma and Yuho Pohjonen playing Beethoven, plus an honor he received for this 10th Anniversary, as well as how nice it is to have his son Simeon and his wife Christiane in town.  He also describes the joy of working with Emanuel Ax and presenting the Berlioz Te Deum with two choirs, organ and soloist for the first time ever to wrap up the Mellon Grand Classics Season June 15th through 17th at Heinz Hall.

Brian Katze and Maurice Matthews - Bach, Beethoven and Brunch 2018 - Jun 13, 2018

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!

Yo-Yo Ma - Jun 11, 2018

Yo-Yo Ma talks with Jim Cunningham about his Saturday June 9th, 2018 concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto. He mentions his years of work with  the orchestra and remembers his friendship with Fred Rogers plus he shares his thoughts about a trip to Braddock Pa as part of the Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America project.

Paul Cosentino - Jun 4, 2018

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.

Cristina Pato - Jun 4, 2018

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.

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