Podcasts

James Gourlay - 40th Anniversary Season of the River City Brass - Oct 5, 2021

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke with River City Brass Artistic and General Director James Gourlay about their upcoming 40th Season of concerts.  After 18 months, the Brass returns to in person concerts.  James talks about their upcoming season and much more.  

Harpischordist Arthur Haas - Oct 5, 2021

Bach’s last published word on keyboard playing, the Goldberg Variations are a brilliant display of compositional command and stylistic inventiveness, coupled with an unprecedented, acrobatic virtuosity and flat out humor.  Arthur Haas will perform the Variations this Saturday (October 9th), 8pm at Calvary Episcopal Church as part of the Chatham Baroque and Renaissance and Baroque concert series.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with the harpsichordist about the work and being back in Pittsburgh.  

Tracy Baton and Wesley Speary - Oct 4, 2021

The City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations is accepting submissions for their Youth Creative Arts Contest from October 1-31. Katie Brill learns the details of the contest and how it engages Pittsburgh's young people in this conversation with Tracy Baton, a Vice Chair of the Human Relations Commission, and Wesley Speary, Deputy Director of the Human Relations Commission.

Cellist Inbal Segev Interview - Volume 2 - Oct 4, 2021

Cellist Inbal Segev is commissioning and recording 20 chamber music works to capture all that happened in the year 2020. The recordings are being released in four volumes, and in this conversation with Katie Brill she describes the five works on Volume 2:

 

1. Viet Cuong: Room to Move for cello octet

2. Avner Dorman: Elegy for the Victims of Indifference for cello and accordion

3. Vijay Iyer: The Window for cello and piano

4. Christopher Cerrone: The Pleasure at Being the Cause for cello and piano

5. Angélica Negrón: Ruta Panorámica for cello, bandoneón and electronics

Dave Rankin - Central Presbyterian Church of Tarentum - Oct 1, 2021

Dave Rankin is the organizer of the concert series at Central Prebyterian Church in Tarentum Pa. He speaks with Jim Cunningham about the return of the 6 program series after the year and a half break for the pandemic. Todo Tango features the Academy Chamber Ensemble led by Warren Davidson, violin at 7pm on October 10. The concerts are free with a goodwill offering plate near the entrance. Dave explains how the pandemic affected the community and the church, with some history of the historic structure, it's organ and stained glass windows as well as the work being done to help Tarentum grow and flourish.

Maria Sensi Sellner - Resonance Works - Oct 1, 2021

Maria Sensi Sellner talks about Decameron Opera Coalition's presentation of "Heroes", seven world premiere opera short films presented in three episodes, all framed by original art songs by Hilliard and Boresi, featuring renowned soprano Karen Slack, mezzo-soprano Tesia Kwarteng, tenor Javier Abreu, and baritone John Castillo.  Maria spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer.

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