Voice of the Arts
Carnegie Mellon University professor Monique Mead brought in three students from her Art of Audience Engagement class to discuss their ongoing projects from the semester. Theresa Abalos discusses a project involving Afghan Refugee women in Pittsburgh, Emily Galllagher discusses 'Yoga with Musicians: A Transformative Yoga Experience with Live Music', and Evan Tegley discusses 'Virtuosi in the Making'; a project involving CMU's Osher students.
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.
Gregor Sigl, the violist of the Aretemis Quartet answred the phone at his home in Berlin just before leaving for their American tour beginning with a date in Montreal. The ensemble celebrates thirty years with a stop in Pittsburgh Monday April 8 at 7:30 in Carnegie Music Hall. In this conversation with Jim Cunnngham Gregor runs down the plan for Barber's Adagio, Britten's Second Quartet and the Schubert masterpiece Death and the Maiden. Thye talk abot the livliness of Berlin cultural life and the one essential travel item Gregor takes along when packing for a trip.
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.