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Rachel Ellen Wong - Twelfth Night Ensemble - Oct 27, 2022

Twelfth Night Ensemble performs their "Flash and Elegance" concert at Shadyside Presbyterian Church on Saturday October 29th, 7:30pm as part of the Chatham Baroque/Renaissance and Baroque Concert Series.  Anna Singer spoke to Rachel Ellen Wong about what the audience can expect at the concert.  



Organist Vincent Dubois - Oct 27, 2022

Organ Artists Series guest organist Vincent Dubois joins Jim Cunningham to talk about his recital in Pittsburgh at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland Friday night October 28 7:30pm   Bach is included in the French masterworks plus Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre for Halloween, Cesar Franck and Maurice Durufle. Dubois is one of the three organists at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He discusses the state of the renovation which French President Emanuel Macron says will be finished by December of 2024. The accordion in his musical world, the French and Halloween and many other musical topics in this beautiful soufflé!  With Ken Danchik, Associate organist at St. Paul Cathedral, who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is Dean of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, teaches for the Pittsburgh Organ Academy, and is a charter member of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians.

Manfred Honeck - Oct 27, 2022

Manfred Honeck discusses the program this weekend Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with Yefim Bronfman in the Mozart 22nd Piano Concerto, the Sibelius Second Symphony and the first Pittsburgh performance of the Open Mind by Rolf Martinsson. Manfred Honeck explains the power of the marillenmarmalade made of apricots from the Wachau valley in Austria and enjoys a sample given as a gift by his sister Elfi and brother in law Florian Partl. Maestro Honeck will play a concert for winners of the Nobel Prizes in Stockholm, Sweden in December and he recaps his visit to the Metropolitan Opera in his visit to the WQED-FM Morning Show with Jim Cunningham.

Yefim Bronfman - Oct 27, 2022

Yefim Bronfman has the detail on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 which he plays with the Pittsburgh Symphony October 28, 29 and 30 at Heinz Hall. In the upstairs rehearsal room he tells Jim Cunningham how he made up his mind on selecting the new Steinway which debuts this weekend with Manfred Honeck; New York after the pandemic; Halloween decorations; and his premiere in Cleveland.  Plus, a look ahead at the rest of his winter season in this "At the Symphony" conversation.

Nikki Porter - Oct 19, 2022

Nikki Porter, Head of Staff and Minister of Music at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, leads the Unity Choir in "Lift Every Voice and Sing" - Saturday October 22 at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony. She tells her story to Jim Cunningham and suggests the spirit will move you downtown on Saturday evening.   Kellen Gray conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the fourth Lift Every Voice concert!  After more than two years, back together in Heinz Hall to experience music’s power to bring us forward. Kendra Ross and Garfield Lemonius host this one-night-only celebration of dynamic contemporary artists, including the world premiere of As I Please, a multimedia work by composer Kathryn Bostic, filmmaker Njaimeh Njie, and writer Jessica Lanay, commissioned by the PSO.

Josh Jones, alumnus of the Paul J. Ross Fellowship program, makes his PSO solo debut performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Piccolo on marimba, Jasiri X makes his solo debut performing the Academy and Grammy Award-winning "Glory" from the movie Selma, Jessie Montgomery’s Strum for String Orchestra musically animates the mural "Playing the Cosmic Strings" by local artists Mikael Owunna and Marques Redd.

Unity Brass - Oct 19, 2022

Trombone Joe Williams and tuba Russ Pederson join Jim Cunningham to discuss Unity Brass and the free concert at Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh Sunday October 23, 3pm. Lennon and McCartney, Ewald, Gabrieli and Puttin on the Ritz are on the setlist which you can find at unitybrass.net  With Catherine Getchell, trumpet  Todd Obidowski, trumpet and Barbara Folb, horn,