The 7th annual PA Governor's Conference for Women is coming to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Oct. 14th. Leslie Stiles, Executive Director of the PA Commission for Women, tells Jim Cunningham about the keynote speakers, sessions, and other reasons to attend this event. (WQED Multimedia is Media Sponsor for this year's conference.)
The White Tie Group's Harold Smoliar, piano, and Don Evans, bass, play at Classical QED a preview of their Sept. 3rd appearance in the First Fridays at the Frick series. Formerly known as the Symphony Jazz Trio, the White Tie Group also includes PSO Principal Percussionist Andy Reamer.
The White Tie Group, a trio of Pittsburgh Symphony players, returns to the First Fridays at the Frick series on Sep. 3, 2010. Pianist Harold Smoliar (Principal English Horn of the PSO) and bassist Don Evans (Associate Principal Bass) talk with Jim Cunningham.
QED 89.3 intern Conor O'Riley interviews his dad, Christopher O'Riley, host of NPR's "From the Top." Chris talks about his summer 2010 performances, the Beatles, Radiohead, his memories of Andy Warhol, the future of From the Top and classical music.
Pittsburgh-born Ned McGowan talks his background as a composer and flutist living in Amsterdam, and about "Radiance," his 40-minute world premiere commissioned by the PNME as a result of winning the ensemble's 2010 Harvey Gaul competition.
Kevin Noe previews the season finale of the PNME, including one of Chris O'Riley's Radiohead transcriptions, David Lang's Sweet Air, David Skidmore's Requiem for Percussion, Frederick Rzewski's Lost and Found (whose score demands nudity), and David McGowan's Radiance.