Ade Williams is a Curtis Institute violinist studying with Ida Kavafian and a top prize winner at the Sphinx Competition who will play Saint Saens Introduction and Rondo with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Conductor Andres Franco Saturday March 2 at Heinz Hall. She talks about her debut in Pittsburgh and how we can encourage more diversity on the American orchestra scene with Jim Cunningham.
Deanna Witkowski plays music by Pittsburgh jazz legend Mary Lou Williams with the Pittsburgh Symphony Saturday evening March 2 in Lift Every Voice Celebrating Phenomenal Women at Heinz Hall. Deanna talks about her book in progress focusing on Mary Lou’s spirituality, her Pittsburgh years and family and Deanna’s jazzy Chopin and hymns cds and much more.
New York based composer Tom Cipullo tells the dramatic story of Glory Denied his opera performed by Pittsburgh Opera Friday March 1 and Sunday March 3 2019 at the Opera Headquarters in the Strip District. It’s based on the true story and the book by Tom Philpott of the Vietnam veteran imprisoned longer than anyone who returns to find the world very different. Cipullo is returning to Pittsburgh after an earlier visit to hear his music performed by David Stock and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. He talked with Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show
Tom Philpott is the author "Glory Denied: The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson." The book was made into an opera, which Pittsburgh Opera is currently performing. Tom stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the book and the opera.
The Colour of Music Festival Orchestra performed the world premiere of John Wineglass' "Requiem for Rice" at Carnegie Music Hall on February 13, 2019. Jim Cunningham hosts this broadcast of the piece, along with works by Copland, Puccini, Mary Watkins, Rick Robinson, Mahler and more.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Artistic Director Terrence Orr has the full story on the visit to Chautauqua for Sleeping Beauty with the Chautauqua Symphony plus a word about Gatsby just completed and the upcoming productions including Dance Theater of Harlem.