Chatham Baroque - Three Violins - Apr 6, 2018

Chatham Baroque’s viola da gambist Patricia Halvorsen and violinist Andrew Fouts fill us in on the upcoming concerts in April 2018 featuring the Pachelbel Canon and Purcell, Marini and Schmelzer with guest artists titled Three Violins and their Peanut Butter and jam Saturday morning series for young people.

Colin Aikins - Apr 6, 2018

Tenor Colin Aikins is from Pittsburgh and  a senior at Central Catholic High School. He studies voice with Maria Spacagna at Carnegie Mellon University. He was selected as a National Young Arts Finalist and recently participated in YoungArts Week in Miami. Colin also won first place in the High School Classical Division of the 2017 Classical Singer national competition and received a scholarship to the University of Miami Frost School of Music Salzburg Festival. Colin’s favorite musical experience has been performing in nursing homes. He also enjoys participating in his school’s crew, swimming, and track and field teams, as well as musical performance clubs.  He tells us about his singing career that has taken him to the top in music competitions including Salzburg Austria and resulted in an April 2018 appearance on From the Top with Christopher O Riley. Now he must decide on whether it’s Juilliard or the Curtis Institute for further study.

Reverend Dr. Christine Chakoian - Mar 30, 2018

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Mr Rogers Neighborhood. Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian Vice President for Seminary Advancement at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary discusses Fred Rogers long relationship to the Seminary as a graduate.  She suggests where he got the idea for the Neighborhood and how his training as a Presbyterian Minister shaped his thinking and work. A room at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will be named in Fred’s honor. Rev. Chakoian describes the work and history of the Seminary and her books and work in Illinois and at Yale prior to arriving in Pittsburgh in 2017.


Jeffrey Nytch - Mar 28, 2018

Composer and board Chair of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble has a Pittsburgh debut of a new String Quartet Wednesday March 28 at CMU’s Kresge Theater. Jeff gives us the scoop on his music and the summer plan for the Ensemble as well s his new book published by Oxford University Press the Entrepreneurial Muse.

Delores King Williams discusses Ella Fitzgerald - Mar 28, 2018

Delores King Williams discusses Ella Fitzgerald and her 100th anniversary celebration at the Hillman Center for the performing Arts with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks  Orchestra April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm.  

Sir Mark Elder - Mar 28, 2018

The British conductor who leads the Halle Orchestra talks about his career, his knighting by the Queen lunch with Prince Charles and his love for Sir Edward Elgar’s Music and the First Symphony which he conducted with the Pittsburgh Symphony.


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