Pianist Beatrice Rana - May 31, 2019

Beatrice Rana makes her Pittsburgh Symphony debut playing the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto. Talking with Jim Cunningham, she describes her musical life to age 26, shares her thoughts about the Prokofiev Third, talks about her Warner Classics recordings of the Goldberg Variations and concertos by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, her appearance at the Hollywood Bowl, how she makes her sauce for pasta and whether Italians are exactly as portrayed in the Federico Fellini film Orchestra Rehearsal.  

Renova Music Festival - May 31, 2019

WQED-FM's Joanna Li spoke with Nanette Solomon and Joshua Zona about the Renova Music Festival - taking place June 2-15 in New Castle, PA.  

Jennifer Orchard - Clarion Quartet - May 30, 2019

Pittsburgh Symphony Violinist Jennifer Orchard of the Clarion Quartet has the story on their May 30th concert at the Gerald Lee Morosco Architects office in East Liberty. Shostakovich is part of the plan.

Kirill Gerstein - May 30, 2019

Pianist Kirill Gerstein talks about his new recording of Busoni with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham.  

Anqwenique - Sirens and Queens - May 24, 2019

Anqwenique presents "Sirens and Queens", May 30th, 7pm at Hotel Indigo celebrating the works and lives of black women composers presented by Chamber Music Pittsburgh.  Also helping out are Lisa Harris, Shanyse Strickland and there are visuals by Julie Mallis with a conversation at the close.  Florence Price is in the plan with refreshments and pay what you wish. Hear all about in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.

Kamraton - May 23, 2019

Emily Cook and Anna Elder of the all woman group Kamratōn, and their conductor Daniel Curtis stopped by WQED-FM to speak about their new opera: Her Holiness: The Winter Dog. The Opera was composed by Curtis Rumrill for the Kamratōn group, and it runs May 30th and 31st at 8 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater. In this conversation with Jim Cunningham, the unique joy of modern music, the importance of pushing yourself artistically, and the impact of plot driven musical choices are all discussed.