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Dr. Herbert Jones - Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Herbert Jones discusses his concert with the Heritage Gospel Choir of Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 10th, 4pm at Calvary United Bethodist Church on the North Side Beeech Avenue. 

Susan Medley - Pittsburgh Concert Chorale - Mar 6, 2019

Susan Medley of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale stopped by WQED-FM to tell Anna Singer about the the Chorale's concerts this weekend.

Edgewood Symphony - Walter Morales and Monique Mead - Mar 5, 2019

Edgewood Symphony Orchestra Music Director Walter Morales and violinist Monique Mead stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the ESO concert this Saturday, March 9th, 7:30pm at the Katz Performing Arts Center.   The concert includes Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia", Dvorak''s 7th Symphony and Monique Mead performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto.  

Tom Cipullo - Glory Denied - Mar 1, 2019

New York based composer Tom Cipullo tells the dramatic story of Glory Denied his opera performed by Pittsburgh Opera Friday March 1 and Sunday March 3 2019 at the Opera Headquarters in the Strip District.  It’s based on the true story and the book by Tom Philpott of the Vietnam veteran imprisoned longer than anyone who returns to find the world very different. Cipullo is returning to Pittsburgh after an earlier visit to hear his music performed by David Stock and the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. He talked with Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show

Tom Philpott - Glory Denied - Mar 1, 2019

Tom Philpott is the author "Glory Denied: The Vietnam Saga of Jim Thompson."  The book was made into an opera, which Pittsburgh Opera is currently performing.  Tom stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the book and the opera.  


Terrance Orr - Chautauqua 2019 - Feb 26, 2019

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Artistic Director Terrence Orr has the full story on the visit to Chautauqua for Sleeping Beauty with the Chautauqua Symphony plus a word about Gatsby just completed and the upcoming productions including Dance Theater of Harlem.

Pittsburgh Philharmonic - Feb 26, 2019

The Pittsburgh Philharmonic presents Concerto Competition winner Nathan Magley in the Carl Maria von Weber Concerto for the Clarinet. Nathan describes the music and his work at CAPA. Conductor Daniel Nesta Curtis has the run down on the concert including Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Caroline Keller the Board Chair and violinist describes the venues and reminds you that there is Graeter’s ice cream for everyone at the end.    

Edward Alan Moore - Martin Baker - Feb 20, 2019

Organist and Music Director  at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Dr. Edward Alan Moore, introduces Martin Baker, the English organist and choirmaster at Westminster Cathedral who will appear on Sunday afternoon, February 24th at 3pm for the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh in Calvary Episcopal Church.  The program includes the Bach Chaconne arranged by Mittelschulte, Pictures at an Exhibition, and Dan Locklair’s Rubrics with the composer in the audience celebrating the 30th anniversary of the premiere in Pittsburgh.

Murry Sidlin - Feb 20, 2019

Murry Sidlin discusses his "Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin" which he will conduct at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday February 23rd at 7:30 pm. Historic film, testimony from survivors, and narration tells the story of performances by the prisoners of a WWII concentration camp with the IUP Chorale and the Penn State Altoona Ivyside Pride with soloists, actor and piano soloist.

Ben Taylor - Glory Denied - Feb 18, 2019

Ben Taylor talks about his role as "Older Thompson" in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 2019.