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Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.
Pittsburgh Symphony Co Principal bassoon David Sogg presents Musicological Musings for Music 101 with lunch at the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms Wednesday November 29, 12:30. David describes his research into baroque music in Dresden and makes observations about the treasures off the city and his interest in German culture.
Pittsburgh Symphony Co Principal bassoon David Sogg talks over the Soldier’s tale by Igor Stravinsky which he will play with his colleagues and guest trumpet Sean Jones for Chamber Music Pittsburgh on Monday November 25 at 7:30 at Carnegie Music Hall.
Trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones tells us about his role in Stravinsky’s Soldiers Tale for Chamber music Pittsburgh on Monday November 25 at 7:30 at Carnegie music Hall. Sean says Pittsburgh is his adopted home in his official biography and remembers with great affection his time at Duquesne University and leading the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra. He will also give the world premiere of a new piece from Wynton Kelly Stone Guess and has a slot in the concert for improvisation on jazz standards. Sean tells us about his latest jazz release on CD and his work in Boston at the Berklee School of Music.
Pittsburgh Philharmonic Music Director Edward Leonard joins his clarinet soloist Principal Alex Jones and Board Chair and violinist Carolyn Keller to encourage you to join in their Holiday Concert and Holiday market with toys for tots drive and free Graeter’s ice cream with seasonal flavors at two locations. The orchestra plays at at Mt. Alvernia’s Scotus Hall in Millvale on Friday at 7:30 Dec 1 and at the Succop Theater of Butler County Community College on Sunday December 3 at 2pm.
The President and CEO of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall John McCabe joins Randy Heide, Conductor of the Pine Creek Community band and David Gardner, Executive Director, Co Founder and Trumpet with the Brass Roots to discuss the annual Patriotic Holiday Concert December 3 at Soldiers and Sailors. The free concert combines holiday favorites with a veterans salute at the end.
Manfred Honeck describes his Thanksgiving and discusses the Thanksgiving weekend concerts at Heinz hall with von Suppe’s Light Cavalry Overture, Noa Wildschut in her American debut with Ravel’s Tzigane and the Chausson Poeme, the Typewriter and Plink Plank Plunk by Leroy Anderson and Viennese favorites Gold and Silver WEaltdz by Lehar, Johann Srauss Jr’s Emperor Waltzes, Bandits’ Galop and more Viennese favorites. Maestro Honeck remembers his first concert with the Vienna Philharmonic and his work with Leonard Bernstein, fills us in on his trip to the Chicago Symphon with Schubert and discuses a new history of the Vienna Philharmonic just published.