Voice of the Arts
Nathan Carterette, Dan Fleegle, and Flavio Chamis stopped by WQED to talk about their upcoming project, "The Rube Goldberg Variations" happening at the New Hazlett Theater on April 25-28. The show combines J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations with dance and acting. You can find more information at www.attacktheatre.com/goldberg .
The Arsenal Duo with organist Edward Alan Moore and pianist Nathan Carterette perform a free concert in the Cathedral Concert series at East Liberty Presbyterian Church at 3pm on Sunday April 12 2019. The centerpiece is Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin. Dr. Moore and Nathan stopped by the QED Morning Show on Friday to preview the event with a recording made at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.
The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh concludes their season with a world premiere by Jeffrey Nytch April 12 7:30 at the First Unitarian Church. Jeffrey will hear Anne Moskal play the violin with Edward Leonard conducting. Jeffrey and Edward stopped by the QED morning show to talk about Bartok’s Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta which is on the program and they brought a recording of the Mendelssohn String Symphony heard in the January 2019 concert of Chamber Orchestra Pittsburgh.
Becky Billock gives a complete rundown on her new cd Mother Earth and the concert and release party at Rodef Shalom TempleApril 28 at 2:30pm. She also plays a selection live on the Gibson Capital management Steinway at WQED-FM--- Seule dans le Foret by Germaine Tailleferre
Violinist William Wang and pianist Oliver Choo will perform at the Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Winner's Recital this Sunday (April 14th), 2pm at Kresge Hall. They stopped by to perform the 4th movement of the Brahms Sonatensatz, and to talk about their musical education.
The Hoppo Duo (violinist Maine Hoppo and pianist Sora Hoppo) performed at the Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Winner's Recital on Sunday March 31st. They stopped by to perform the 4th movement of the Franck Violin Sonata in A Major.
Harpists Skyler Moon and Amanda Kengor will perform at the Pittsburgh Concert Society's Young Winner's Recital this Sunday (April 14th), 2pm at Kresge Hall. They stopped by to perform the Etude de Concert Au Matin Marcel Tournier (Skyler Moon) and the Impromptu in D-flat, Op. 86 by Gabriel Fauré (Amanda Kengor), and talk about their musical training. They also explain why should attend Pittsburgh Concert Society concerts.
Chatham Baroque presents From Battles to Ballets April 5-7 at three venues with a large contingent of guest artists. Violinist Andrew Fouts and Theorbo virftuoso Scott Pauley stopped by the QED morning show to fill in the details.
The Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Earl Lee joins Concerto Competition winner Sophie Lauver of Mount Lebanon High School to discuss the program for the May 5 concert at Heinz Hall with Prism by Keiko Abe plus music by Prokofieff, Bizet and Marquez. Sophie tells us why she chose percussion as her instrument, reveals advice from her musical family, shares her plan to attend Northwestern Universithy in Chicago where she will hear the Chicago Symphony and suggests what else she is looking forward to in her senior year. Eve Goodwin joins the discussion with details for Jim Cunningham recorded at the Green Room in Heinz Hall.
Sunday April 7 at 2pm at Carnegie Library's Main Branch in the Sounds Upstgairs series Dr. Victor V. Bobetsky will present the origins of the song “We Shall Overcome.” Dr. Bobetsky will highlight several precursor songs whose texts and/or melodies may have influenced the “We Shall Overcome” we know today, and present melodies and texts with significance for the cultural experience and heritage of people around the world. The audience will have the opportunity to learn and sing some of the remarkable antecedent songs that bring the origins of “We Shall Overcome” to life. he previews this event from his office at Hunter College with Jim Cunningham. Dr. Bobetsky is the editor of the book We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song and has published articles examining the origins, history, and educational implications of “We Shall Overcome” and other freedom songs.