Tom Philpott is the author "Glory Denied: The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson." The book was made into an opera, which Pittsburgh Opera is currently performing. Tom stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the book and the opera.
Ade Williams is a Curtis Institute violinist studying with Ida Kavafian and a top prize winner at the Sphinx Competition who will play Saint Saens Introduction and Rondo with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Conductor Andres Franco Saturday March 2 at Heinz Hall. She talks about her debut in Pittsburgh and how we can encourage more diversity on the American orchestra scene with Jim Cunningham.
The Colour of Music Festival Orchestra performed the world premiere of John Wineglass' "Requiem for Rice" at Carnegie Music Hall on February 13, 2019. Jim Cunningham hosts this broadcast of the piece, along with works by Copland, Puccini, Mary Watkins, Rick Robinson, Mahler and more.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Artistic Director Terrence Orr has the full story on the visit to Chautauqua for Sleeping Beauty with the Chautauqua Symphony plus a word about Gatsby just completed and the upcoming productions including Dance Theater of Harlem.
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic presents Concerto Competition winner Nathan Magley in the Carl Maria von Weber Concerto for the Clarinet. Nathan describes the music and his work at CAPA. Conductor Daniel Nesta Curtis has the run down on the concert including Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Caroline Keller the Board Chair and violinist describes the venues and reminds you that there is Graeter’s ice cream for everyone at the end.
Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Guest Conductor Jack Everly leads "A Night at the Oscars: Hollywood Epics for Hollywood" February 22, 23 and 24 at Heinz Hall. Here he speaks with Jim Cunningham and the Friends of the Pittsburgh Symphony in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms at Heinz Hall about the program and his career as the conductor of the Capitol Fourth and Memorial Day concerts seen on PBS, the Pops scene in general, his favorite film composers, work with the Indianapolis, National Arts Center of Ottawa, Naples Florida, San Diego Symphony and National Symphony orchestras and his music making with Carol Channing and Marvin Hamlisch.