WQED-FM's Anna Singer has a conversation with stage director Crystal Manich about Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Hansel and Gretel" at the Benedum Center - November 3rd through the 11th.
WQED-FM's Anna Singer has a conversation with Rabbi Aaron Bisno of the Rodef Shalom Congregation about the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.
Cellist Maximilian Hornung returns to the Pittsburgh Symphony to play Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 on October 26th and 28th, 2018. He shares his thoughts about the music and remembers his home town of Augsburg, Germany. He lives in Munich now so there is a discussion of Oktoberfest and beer.
Pablo Heras-Casado makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut with an all Russian program bringing together the Rimsky-Korsakoff Capriccio Espagnol, Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with Maximilian Hornung, and the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams." He speaks about some of recent recordings and suggests what you should do when you visit his home town of Granada while praising Pittsburgh with it’s magnificent orchestra, Fallingwater, and the Andy Warhol Museum.
Sir Mark Elder conducts Elgar’s Symphony No. 1 and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss. Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Cello Anne Martindale Williams is featured in the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations.
Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts music from the 2018 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gala – including Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso and Saint-Saens Bacchanale from Samson and Delila. Plus Soprano superstar Renee Fleming sings songs by Leoncavallo; Gomez and more