Renee Fleming appears with Manfred Honeck and the PSO in the "Bella Notte" gala on Sep 16, 2010 to begin a new season at Heinz Hall. The Western PA native talks about singing at the BBC Proms, her family, her mentor Mildred Posvar, communicating with an audience, the art of singing and more.
Pianist David Allen Wehr, artistic director of Duquesne University's multiple " ... on the Bluff" series, previews three fall concerts providing insights into music by Chopin and Schumann, their masterpieces, innovations, and rarities.
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.