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Chatham Baroque - Art of the Trio 2020 - Feb 13, 2020

The members of Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show to perform live, and to talk about this weekend's "Art of the Trio" concerts.  

Brittany Trotter and Ryan Leonard - Feb 13, 2020

Dr. Brittany Trotter and Ryan Leonard stopped by to talk about the beginning of the season for the IC Players - the Incidental Players.  Their first element concert is on February 17th at 7pm.  

Warren Davidson and Elizabeth Etter - Feb 13, 2020

Harpsichordist Elizabeth Etter and Baroque violinist/violist Warren Davidson stopped by to talk about their Bach concert - Father JS alongside CPE, JC, JCF, and WF.  It's Chamber Music at Old St. Luke's on Sunday, February 16th at 2pm - the concert is free.  Plus Warren plays some Bach in our studio.



Roger Dannenberg - The Mother of Fishes - Feb 12, 2020

Composer Roger Dannenberg stopped by WQED-FM to talk about his opera "The Mother of Fishes" which will have it's World Premiere this weekend (February 15 and 16) at Capa Theater.  

Reza Vali - new recordings - Feb 11, 2020

Composer Reza Vali stopped by WQED-FM to talk about his new recordings, including "Longing" featuring the Carpe Diem String Quartet playing Vali's chamber music, as well as his "Persian Folk Songs" performed by cellist Kian Soltani on the Deutche Grammophon label.  



Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh - February 5, 2020 - Feb 5, 2020

Edward Leonard, Federico Garcia de Castro, and Andrew Swenson stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh concert this weekend - Friday February 7th at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh.  The concert features a world premiere by Federico Garcia-De Castro, as well as the Pipa Concerto by Lou Harrison featuring Yang Jin as soloist, and special guest Afro Yaqui on the second half of the program.

Jack Kurutz and Pittsburgh Music Academy - Feb 4, 2020

Jack Kurutz and Jennifer Madge of Pittsburgh Music Academy stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the Pittsburgh Music Academy and their Collaborative Piano and Concerto Workshops this weekend at Unity Presbyterian Church.  They also brought some students who performed some pieces in our studio.   More information about the workshops can be found here:  http://www.pghma.com/Collaborative_Piano_and_Concerto_Workshops.html


Matthew Mehaffey - Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh - Jan 31, 2020

Mendelssohn Choir Music Director Matthew Mehaffey stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their upcoming performances of "Satan's Fall," composed by former Police drummer Stewart Copeland.  He also talks about the choir's performance of "Fidelio" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  

Caitlin Gotimer - Alcina - Jan 27, 2020

Caitlin Gotimer spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about singing the title role of Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 


Antonia Botti-Lodovico - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Antonia Botti-Lodovico spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about singing the role of Ruggiero in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina."