Podcasts

Manfred Honeck and Mary Persin - 2022-2023 Season Announcement - Mar 25, 2022

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck and Vice President of Artistic Planning Mary Persin, sat down with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham to talk about the Orchestra's 2022-2023 season.  They also discuss their upcoming "Concert for Ukraine" performance taking place on Saturday April 2nd at 7:30pm.  

Matthew Kraemer - Butler County Symphony Orchestra - Mar 24, 2022

The Butler County Symphony Orchestra concludes it's 2022 season with a semi staged production of the Tony Award winning 1950 classic musical Guys N Dolls by Frank Loesser. Matthew Kraemer conducts and fills us in on the joy of working with the Musical Theatre Guild of Butler.

Theo Issaias - Mar 23, 2022

Theodossis Isaias, Associate Curator of the Heinz Architectural Center at Carnegie Museum of Art, talks about artist Zoe Zenghelis with her first American solo show in Pittsburgh and her visit to discuss her work with an April Pittsburgh gathering of architects from around the globe. Theo discusses his recent appointment in Pittsburgh and work at MIT, Yale, and in his native Greece. Theo describes Zoe’s work, her relevance to the world of today, her political thought, educational influence and collaboration with world renowned architects such as Rem Koolhas in this interview with Jim Cunningham.

Alexi Kenney - Mar 22, 2022

The Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series presents violinist Alexi  Kenney with pianist Dimitri Papadimitriou on Tuesday March 22nd, 7:30pm in a free concert with limited seating and live YouTube streaming. Jessie Montgomery's Rhapsody No. 1, John Adams' "Road Movies," and Dvorak's Piano Quartet No. 2 are on the program. Alexi talks about his latest recordings, his Bartok Concerto he’ll play in May with the Pittsburgh Symphony, his recipe for lumberjack cake and whether he’s still interested in the job of Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster in this conversation with Jim Cunningham recorded in the CMU recording studio March 21st 2022.

Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "Carmen" - Mar 22, 2022

March 26th through April 3rd, Pittsburgh Opera present's Bizet's "Carmen" at the Benedum Center.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Pittsburgh Opera's Music Director Antony Walker about this production, why he loves "Carmen" so much, and more in this conversation.  

Garnett Bruce - Pittsburgh Opera's "Carmen" - Mar 22, 2022

March 26th through April 3rd, Pittsburgh Opera present's Bizet's "Carmen" at the Benedum Center.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Stage Director Garnett Bruce about this production, why he's doing a version using dialogue, how Bizet died thinking the opera was a failure, and more.  

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