Podcasts

Adelaide Boedecker - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Magic Flute" - Nov 3, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera returns to the Benedum Stage with Mozart's "The Magic Flute" running November 6-14th.  Adelaide Boedecker sings the role of Pamina and she talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role.   

Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Magic Flute" - Nov 3, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera returns to the Benedum Stage with Mozart's "The Magic Flute" running November 6-14th.  Pittsburgh Opera Music Director spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the music for this opera.

Ben Taylor - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Magic Flute" - Nov 3, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera returns to the Benedum Stage with Mozart's "The Magic Flute" running November 6-14th.  Ben Taylor sings the role of Papageno and he talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role, as well as making his Metropolitan Opera debut just before coming to Pittsburgh.   

Dan Rigazzi - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Magic Flute" - Nov 3, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera returns to the Benedum Stage with Mozart's "The Magic Flute" running November 6-14th.  Dan Rigazzi is the Stage Director and he talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the look and feel of this production. 

Dr. Barry Coutinho - Nov 2, 2021

Dr. Barry Coutinho joins with colleagues from the Pittsburgh Symphony to play Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet and with violinist Laura Motchalov, he will play the Spring Sonata by Beethoven to benefit the physician led "Shoulder to Shoulder Pittsburgh," which offers help for medical needs in Honduras. The concert takes place at the Herberman Conference Center of UPMC Shadyside Thursday, November 4th at 7:30 pm. The tickets are $20 to attend in person or receive a link for a live stream for $10. Student ticket are available.  

Dr. Coutinho was  a finalist in the Van Cliburn Competition Amateur Division having studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London along with his medical work. He now teaches Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, sees patients and serves as Vice Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Shadyside. He will play three short pieces by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Liszt for the program. Joining Dr. Coutinho in the Trout Quintet will be Pittsburgh Symphony members Laura Motchalov, violin; Brandon McLean, bass; Marylene Gingras Roy, viola; and cellist Will Chow. For more information:  https://www.shouldertoshoulderpgh.org/tickets?%3E

Garrett Keast - "Transatlantic" - Nov 2, 2021

The album Transatlantic is available now, the debut album of the Berlin Academy of American Music with its founder and Artistic Director, Garrett Keast. Katie Brill talks with Maestro Keast about the album, which features excellent soloists such as Noah Bendix-Balgley! Here is the full list of music:

  1. Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"
  2. Craig Urquhart: Lamentation for Flute and String Orchestra
  3. Avner Dorman: Nofim (Sights), four songs for soprano, flute, violin, percussion and piano
  4. Takemitsu: Toward the Sea II for alto flute, harp and string orchestra
  5. Stravinsky: "No word from Tom" from The Rake's Progress
  6. Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite, original version for 13 instruments

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