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Eric Jacobs - Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Jul 19, 2017

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble clarinetist Eric Jacobs stopped by the WQED-FM studio to talk about his upcoming solo concert “Got Reeds?” Luke Campayno sat down with Jacobs to discuss his career, the importance of new music, and tacos.  Lastly, Jacobs gave an in-studio performance of David Lang’s masterful bass clarinet work “Press Release.” 

Aeolian Winds - Jul 14, 2017

WQED-FM’s Luke Campayno sits down with Aeolian Winds oboist and colleague at Duquesne University Amelia Van Howe.  The Aeolian Winds will be performing at the Sunday June, 23 Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Concert.  Amelia discusses what the wind quintet will be playing, how the group was started, the necessity to play in multiple musical groups, and dealing with a hot summer day as a performer.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 40 - Part 2 - Jul 12, 2017

Christoph Konig returns to Heinz hall to conducts Brahms Symphony No. 3.  And cellist Maximilian Hornung and Pittsburgh Symphony principal viola Randolph Kelly in Don Quixote by Richard Strauss.   

Johnny Mathis - Jul 12, 2017

Johnny Mathis returns to Pittsburgh to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Saturday July 22nd at Heinz Hall.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Johnny about his illustrious career. 

 

 

Oscar Micaelsson - Jul 12, 2017

Swedish pianist Oscar Micaelsson stopped by the WQED-FM studio to perform piano improvisations in promotion of his July 12th concert at City Theater.  Oscar sat down with Luke Campayno to discuss his career, background, first impressions of Pittsburgh, and more.  His first improvisation turned out to be a gargantuan piano exploration of the opening to Gustav Mahler’s 5th symphony.  He closed the session with a beautiful improvisation on a Swedish folk song that has been used as a hymn. 

Osmo Vanska - Jul 12, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews the Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, about the release of his musical album "Kullervo," based on the symphonic poem by John Sibellius, drawn from the Finnish epic poem the "Kalevala." Throughout the interview, the two speak about cultural authenticity, the importance of storytelling, and how to properly survive harsh winters--among many other topics.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 32 - Part 1 - Jul 12, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the first of two Vienna Fest concerts featuring Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.  And Till Fellner plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 32 - Part 2 - Jul 12, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the first of two Vienna Fest concerts featuring Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.  And Till Fellner plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 33 - Part 1 - Jul 12, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Vienna Fest continues.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Rosemunde, and the Mozart Overture to La clemenza di Tito.  Plus, Mozart’s Symphonies 40 and 41.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 33 - Part 2 - Jul 12, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Vienna Fest continues.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Rosemunde, and the Mozart Overture to La clemenza di Tito.  Plus, Mozart’s Symphonies 40 and 41.

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