Noah Bendix Balgley, former Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster and now in Berlin with the Philharmonic, returns to Pittsburgh with Robert Levin, piano and Peter Wiley, cello to play two Schubert Trios on Monday May 6th at 7:30pm. He talked with Jim Cunningham from his home in Berlin about the program and details the latest from the Berlin Philharmonic schedule, the incoming Music Director Kirill Petrenko, the Berlin scene, recordings of the Berlin Philharmonic to add to your collection, the Baden Baden Easter Festival with Verdi’s Otello, working in the Digital Concert Hall, and yes he’s still happily married!
The all women Kassia Ensemble joins trumpet soloist Mary Elizabeth Bowden for a concert at Unity Presbyterian Church on Greentree Road on Wednesday evening, May 1st, with selections from their new cd on the Summit label. Katya Janpoladyan, cello, Dawn Posey, violin, Rachel Stutzman Cohen, clarinet and Ashley Freeburn have the latest happenings with the group and where to have dinner before the program.
The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh's next concert features music of.....The Beatles! Thomas Douglas gives us the low down on the concerts, taking place May 4th and 5th at Mr. Small's Theater.
Chatham Baroque and Renaissance and Baroque presents the Quicksilver Ensemble at Synod Hall April 27 with Julie Andrijewski and Robert Mealy violins. Robert Mealy is in charge of Juilliard’s Historical Performance department. He plays the violin in the King’s Noyce and has performed widely in many ensembles around the world. He told Jim Cunningham he loves playing in Pittsburgh and he revealed the complete plan for Stile Moderno: New Music from 17th Century Italy.
The Chrysalis Duo of flutist/mezzo-soprano Lindsey Goodman and pianist/tenor Robert Frankenberry perform "A Pittsburgh Serenade" on Wednesday May 1st, 7:00 PM at Bar Marco! Join Chrysalis in the Union Hall for an evening of intimate music making for flute, piano, and voices featuring world premiere commissions by Nancy Galbraith and Frankenberry, works by beloved Pittsburgh composers David Stock and Roger Zahab, and musical treats by Kieren MacMillan, Alla Cohen, and Aaron Copland, all while enjoying delicious food and drinks in Pittsburgh's Strip District. WQED-FM's Anna Singer discussed the concert with Lindsey Goodman and Resonance Works Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner.
Chatham University Music Program presents - Schultz, Faigen and Friends - a concert of premieres by Robert Schulz - featuring Tina Faigen, piano, Anna Singer, soprano, Mary Beth Malek, clarinet, Paula Tuttle, cello and Walter Morales, piano. Presented by Music for Food at the James Laughlin Music Hall and Chatham University on Saturday, April 20th at 3:00pm. Three works will be premiered - Eight Songs for Soprano and Piano, Op. 50 with the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello, Op. 52 performed by the Zaffiro Trio and Finale for 1 piano - 4 Hands, Op. 47 with Tina Faigen and Walter Morales.