Herbert Blomstedt,the former Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony, returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony as a guest to conduct the Beethoven Symphony No. 6, "Pastorale," and the Dvorak Symphony No 8. He sings all the bird calls to suggest his ideas and tells Jim Cunningham he was interested in the Pittsburgh post after Andre Previn left, but there was still too much grit from the smoky city era. San Francisco had the water not far away and even the vagrants greeted him warmly. After 90 years what wisdom can he share? That’s at the end.
Lee Pringle, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Colour of Music Chamber Orchestra, runs down the concert for February 13, 2019 at Carnegie Music Hall honoring the victims of the Tree of Life shootings with Mahler’s Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony, arias by Giordano and Verdi and two African American composers with the world premiere of "Casop: Requiem For Rice Unburied, Unmourned, Unmarked," featuring a libretto which recovers the voices of the enslaved by acclaimed historian and executive producer, Dr. Edda L. Fields-Black, and original score by composer, three-time Emmy Award-winner John Wineglass.
Cellist Emma Strong and violinist Natalie Kasievich invite you to the 2nd Annual "Rhapsody in Brew" - February 9th, 2019 to benefit the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra. The concert takes place at Spirit, located at 2422 51st Street in Lawrenceville. Members of the Edgewood Symphony will play along with Abacus Jones and celebrity judges, including Music Director Walter Morales, will judge over thirty brews of all types for a grand prize. They also talk about why you should stop by to her Monique Mead play the Beethoven Concerto in March and the season finale concert.
The Bell'Art Ensemble, with soprano Raquel Winnica Young and pianist Billie Jo Miller, invite you hear "An Argentinian Pair" on Saturday, February 9 at 7:30pm in Fox Chapel , and Sunday, February 10 in Squirrel Hill, at 3:00pm. Guest vocalist Patricia Ana Gonzalez Garate, has arrived from Argentina to sing with mezzo soprano Raquel Winnica Young in a program of music from South America that has not yet been performed in the United States! Featuring music by Buchardo, Ginastera, Guastavino, and more. Hear all about it in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.
Two members of the Bell’Art Ensemble, Raquel Winnica Young and pianist Billie Jo Miller, with guest soprano Patricia Ana Gonzalez Garate perform "Gala Del Dia" by Carlos Guastavino from Indianas and Raquel sings "Jazmin del Pais" from Flores Argentinas (Argentinien Flowers) in the WQED-FM studio.
Conductor and Composer Carl Davis previews the world premiere of his score for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater production of The Great Gatsby with choreography by Jordan Morris, the orchestra in the pit at the Benedum Center, new sets and costumes across two weekends with a Valentines Day performance too. Carl worked with Paul McCartney on the Liverpool Oratorio and has recorded numerous collections with Marilyn Horne and Kiri Te Kanawa. He’s composed for over 50 BBC TV programs and written the scores to accompany an entire catalog of silent films with Charlie Chaplin and a multitude of stars of the silver screen. Carl dances the light fantastic on the QED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham.