Voice of the Arts
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Stage Director Matthew Haney talks about the staging for Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 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.
Caitlin Gotimer talks about her role as "Older Alyce" in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 2019.
Conductor James Lesniak talks about the music in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Glory Denied" taking place at Pittsburgh Opera's headquarters February 23-March 3rd, 2019.
Soprano Lara Lynn McGill joins actress Sarah Carleton to share their 2019 version of Song of Songs.. There are two performances Valentines weekend in Beaver, PA Sunday, February 17, 4pm at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver and at Shadyside Presbyterian Church Friday, February 15th 7:30 at Third Presbyterian Church in Shadyside with pianist Karen Jeng Lin, and violinist Maureen Conlon-Gutierrez. All are welcome. There is a suggested donation but it’s free and it's for everyone - married, single, broken hearted, newly in love. Lara describes the program in detail and introduces two of the items on it from a recent recording.