March 22nd and March 24, Resonance Works Pittsburgh present's Bach's "St. John Passion." Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner stopped by WQED-FM to talk about it with Anna Singer.
Pianist Lukas Vondracek makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut playing Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto -Friday March 15th at 8 and Sunday March 17th at 2:30. Here he talks about Rachmaninoff, working with Russell Sherman at New England Conservatory, what you should see when you visit Prague, where beer was invented, the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium Competition where he was the winner in 2016 and much more. The conversation took place in his dressing room at Heinz Hall with Jim Cunningham.
Pianist James Iman has formed a piano duo with Christin Cooper. She's the associate music director at St. Paul's in Mount Lebanon. Their first concert takes place Sunday, March 17th at 4pm. They’re playing a program of Debussy, Feldman, Beck, and Mompou. The Duo stopped by WQED-FM’s performance studio to speak with Jim Cunningham and to play the Gibson Capital Management Steinway in Debussy’s Six Epigraphes Antiques with the first music in the set -- Pour invoquer Pan , dieu du vert d’ete and the 5th piece in the Pour L’Egyptienne
Pittsburgh Savoyards board members Lynette Garlan and Andy Hickly have the news on the production of The Gondoliers opening March 15 at the Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie Pa. Lynette plays the violin Andy directs.
The Academy Chamber Ensemble presents A Bassoon Runs Through It with Bassoonist Amy Baker joining Warren Davidson as part of the concert series at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny Street, Tarentum. The concert begins at 4:00 P.M., and includes music of Mozart, Beethoven, and the Quintet for Contrabassoon and Strings by Willy Hess. A Goodwill Offering will be received, and refreshments will follow the concert. David Rankin, one of the organizers of the series and cellist Paige Riggs have the details for Jim Cunningham.
This Saturday (3/9), 7:30pm at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra performs "Hidden Gems: Orchestral Music of Black Composers." JSO Music Director talked to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the concert.