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Dr. Susan Medley - Pittsburgh Concert Chorale - Feb 27, 2020

This weekend, the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale presents Carl Orff's Carmina Burana - Friday February 28th at Ingomar United Methodist Church and Sunday March 1st at Carnegie Music Hall.  The Choir's Music Director, Dr. Susan Medley, stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Choir, the concert's this weekend, and the importance of having a station like WQED-FM in Pittsburgh.

Caitlin Gotimer - The Last American Hammer - Feb 27, 2020

WQED-FM's Anna Singer sat down with Caitlin Gotimer to talk about her role in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Last American Hammer."

Glenn Lewis - The Last American Hammer - Feb 27, 2020

WQED-FM's Anna Singer sat down with conductor Glenn Lewis to talk about the music in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Last American Hammer."

Tim Mix - The Last American Hammer - Feb 27, 2020

WQED-FM's Anna Singer sat down with Tim Mix to talk about his role in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Last American Hammer."

Matthew Haney - The Last American Hammer - Feb 27, 2020

WQED-FM's Anna Singer sat down with Stage Director Matthew Haney to talk about his vision for Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Last American Hammer."

Conductor Gerard Schwarz - Feb 22, 2020

Gerard Schwarz in in Pittsburgh to conduct the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic and Chorus on Sunday February 23rd, 7:30pm at Carnegie Music Hall.  The concert includes Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, the Walton Cello Concerto with Sameer Apte, and the Brahms Symphony No. 4.  The Maestro stopped by WQED-FM to help with our fundraiser, and to have an in-depth conversation with Jim Cunningham about this weekend's concert, his time spent at the Seattle Symphony, his book "Behind the Baton" and much more.  

Pianist Frederic Chiu - Feb 20, 2020

Pianist Frederic Chiu is a new faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University.  He stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Jim Cunningham about his role at CMU, his extensive recording catalog, and stage fright!

 

 

Douglas Starr's "All Saints Requiem" - Feb 19, 2020

Douglas Starr’s “All Saints Requiem,” will be premiered Friday, February 28th at Saint Paul’s Church in Mt. Lebanon, and Saturday, February 29th at Saint Vincent Basilica, Latrobe.  The composer, Douglas Starr stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the piece.  Joining him was soloist Valerie Vernon-Thomas, Rich Chreehan, and, on the phone, Rev. Stephen Concordia from St. Vincent College, who will conduct the piece.  

 

 

Peter Hilliard & Matt Boresi - The Last American Hammer - Feb 17, 2020

Listen to an interview with composer Peter Hilliard and librettist Matt Boresi.  Their work - The Last American Hammer - will premier with the Pittsburgh Opera this Saturday, February 22nd at the intimate environs of the George R. White Studio at the Pittsburgh Opera headquarters in the strip.

Matthew Rosenblum - Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival 2020 - Feb 14, 2020

Matthew Rosenblum stopped by to talk about the 2020 Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival.  The event runs February 28th through March 1st at various locations around town.  

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