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Antony Walker - Oct 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker talks about the music of Puccini's "Tosca."

Leah Crocetto - Oct 6, 2017

Leah Crocetto plays the role of "Tosca" in Pittsburgh Opera's season opening production.   

Mark Delevan - Oct 6, 2017

Mark Delevan plays the role of Scarpia in Pittsburgh Opera's season opening production of "Tosca."

Pittsburgh Savoyards - Oct 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Savoyards Director Shane Valenzi with Dick Deadeye (Corey Nile  Wingard) and Producer/Manager/Violinist Lynette Garlan give us the complete scoop on the 80th year in Pittsburgh opening production of one of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan clasics of all, HMS Pinafore.

Christoph Konig - Oct 4, 2017

Christoph Konig discusses his Pittsburgh Symphony concert with Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony and the Heinz Hall premiere of the Scherzo in B flat by Mussorgsky. He tells us he recently made his Grafenegg Festival debut as a singer and opened the season with his Orchestra in Luxembourg.  Plus, he  shares his thoughts about Manfred Honeck’s 10th year with the Pittsburgh Symphony along with highlights of his upcoming season in London and around the globe.  

Lorna McGhee and Ali Gelormino - Oct 3, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Flute Lorna McGhee joins the chair of the effort to Save Our Symphony, Ali Gelormino now retired after teaching in Shaler Township for three decades, to talk over the plan for a benefit concert called "Starry Starry Night" at Rodef Shalom Temple on October 7th, 7pm at Levy Hall with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Lorna fills us in on the program which includes Claude Bolling and Vivaldi.

Andres Franco - Sep 29, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Associate Conductor Andres Franco fills us in on the plans for his free concert celebrating Regional Asset Days October 3rd  at Heinz Hall and his latest concerts.  

David Allen Wehr - Sep 21, 2017

Pianist David Allen Wehr holds the Jack W.  Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University. He introduces the third season of Schubert on the Bluff with guest composer Claude Debussy. The first concert is Tuesday September 26th but the programs continue through April 15th and two will be given in Foxburg Pa for the Allegheny Riverstone Arts Center. David plays the slow movement of the Schubert Sonata in c minor D. 958 in the studio on the Gibson Capital Management Steinway.  Topics discussed include Schubert and Debussy’s romantic life and the special features of the upcoming season including violinist and former Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley now installed with the Berlin Philharmonic as concertmaster on Tuesday February 27 in the only date he had available this season for North American concerts. 

Manfred Honeck - Season Opening Concert - Sep 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's Season Opening concerts with Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony, the Brahms Violin Concerto with Christian Tetzlaff, and a new piece to honor Manfred Honeck's 10th Anniversary as Music Director by Boris Pigovat.  Manfred also gives his feedback as to the authenticity of a Swiss folk music recording Jim plays for him!

 

 

Enso String Quartet - Sep 18, 2017

The Enso String Quartet make their debut for Chamber Music Pittsburgh September 18, 2017 at Carnegie Music Hall. Violist Melissa Reardon and cellist Richard Belcher explain the name of the ensemble, fill us in on the history of the group, and introduce Ginastera, Pleyel and Puccini.

 

 

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