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.
Composer and Conductor Carl Davis sits down at the Gibson Capital Management Steinway in the WQED-FM studio to play the world premiere broadcast of music from his score for the ballet The Great Gatsby, Carl conducts the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestra opening weekend and then turns the baton over to Charles Barker for seven performances at the Benedum Center February 8 through the 17th. Recorded live on the QED morning show.
Composer Peter Boyer and Pittsburgh Symphony Associate Conductor Andres Franco stopped by Afternoon Classics with Anna Singer to talk about Boyer's piece "Ellis Island."
Marya Sea Kaminsky, the new Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Public Theater, runs down what she’s up to in her production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest with only women in the cast in a conversation with Jim Cunningham. She explains how to pronounce Marya. It’s like Maria - as in “they call the wind Maria”. Will she repeat her Seattle spectacular with the Seahawks Drumline with something similar in Pittsburgh? The delights of the cast including Tamara Tunie and Pittsburgh treasures are explored, plus some samples of the delicious score written by Andre Pluess.
Eric Moe, composer,University of Pittsburgh professor, and founder of the Music On the Edge Series discusses the visit Saturday February 2 at 8pm in the Andy Warhol Museum Theater of the Da Capo Chamber Players. They bring a program with music by Eric Moe, his Strenuous Pleasures along with music by Valerie Coleman, David Rakowski, David Sanford, and Joan Tower, one of the founding members of the ensemble. The Da Capo Chamber Players have been hailed by The New Yorker as a "distinguished ensemble...at the center of the New York new-music scene for forty-five years.” Winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award early in its trajectory (1973), the ensemble is about to enter its 47th season. Eric Moe also talks about his most recent cd and his greatest hit.