Alina Ibragimova makes her Heinz Hall debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Peter Oundjian conducts the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3.
Members of Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh discuss with Jim Cunningham live about their upcoming concert on Friday, September 9th at 7:30pm at Rodef Shalom's Levy Hall. Guest Conductor, Dr. Matthew Wardell, and piano soloist and Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania Competition Winner, Leona Chen talked about their partnership and collaboration in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor. Artistic Director Edward Leonard and Executive Director Andrew Swensen discuss the details of the program and their partnership with Matthew Wardell in putting together Friday's program of Mozart. Visit https://copgh.org/ to learn more and buy tickets.
Internationally recognized Harpist, Joel Von Lerber, discuss with WQED's Anna Singer about his upcoming solo-recital in Pittsburgh at the St. Stephens Anglican Church in Sewickley on September 12th at 7:30pm. Lerber and Anna discuss his interest in the harp, overtones used in the harp, and his schedule after Pittsburgh. This Pittsburgh debut recital is organized by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Harp Society. Admission is free donations accepted. Visit https://pghharpsociety.org/joel-von-lerber-concert/ for more information!
Members of Chatham Baroque, Andrew Fouts (Violin) and Scott Pauley (Theorbo), discuss with WQED's Anna Singer about their upcoming RAD Days free concert at the Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve on September 16th at 10:30am. They will be performing a preview of their 2023-2024 season's first concert, Art of the Trio, discussing the different instruments used in Baroque music, and explore the hiking trails at the Reserve. Andrew and Scott also discuss their upcoming Art of the Trio concert on October 6th to the 8th, as well as their participation in the Violins of Hope presentation in Pittsburgh in October. Visit https://www.radworkshere.org/pages/radical-days to get a complete schedule of the free RAD Days calendar. Visit https://www.chathambaroque.org/ to learn more about Chatham Baroque and get tickets to their upcoming concerts.
Founder and Director of the Center for the Civic Arts in Wilkinsburg, Jody Guy, and founder of Shana Simmons Dance (SSD) company, Shana Simmons, discuss their upcoming collaboration for the Sacred Spaces Tour, this Saturday September 9th from 10am to 8pm in collaboration with Preservation Pittsburgh. View over 6 different historic churches in the holy city with live music from each church and dance from SSD. Tours are free with a suggested donation and are within a walking distance or a short car ride from each other. Jody and Shana also discuss the Center's future in Wilkinsburg and SSD's approach to creating an improvisational dance piece. Visit https://civicarts211.wixsite.com/website-1 to learn more.
Academy String Quartet, Warren Davidson (viola), Jorie Butler-Geyer (violin), Leah Givelber (violin), and Cecilia Caughman (cello), discuss with Jim Cunningham live about their upcoming performances with the first one being this Friday September 8th at 7:30pm at the St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Scott Township. Advance tickets are $15, with door tickets $20.
They performed two pieces live in the WQED studios. The first one is a Tango by Michael McLean, and the second piece at the end of the podcast is Rhosymedre prelude by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ChamberMusicAtOldStLukes to buy tickets and learn more.