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Walter Morales - Jun 29, 2017

This interview discussed The Edgewood Symphony Orchestra’s performance this upcoming Sunday, July 2nd for Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch.  Walter also spoke of the program and what will be played along with his background in music while growing up in Costa Rica.  Walter is also producing an opera for the Pittsburgh Festival Opera at Wincester Thurston.

Stephen Edwards - Jun 22, 2017

Mozart was commissioned by an Austrian Count to write a requiem mass for his wife.  Verdi was inspired to write his requiem in memory of a poet he admired.  Stephen Edwards lost both of his parents in a matter of months to cancer.  That is the inspiration behind Requiem for my Mother, the piece that has earned a place on the Billboard Top 100 Classical Albums charts for the fifth week in a row.  WQED’s Luke Campayno and composer Stephen Edwards converse about the piece, his day-to-day work in film composition, and his advice for young composers.

Mark Rylance - Jun 21, 2017

Mark Rylance and Friends perform at The Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead to acknowledge the 125th Anniversary of the 1892 Battle of Homestead, when thousands of locked-out steel workers and townspeople clashed with Pinkerton guards hired by Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie. Rylance calls it “a story worthy of Shakespeare.” Actor-activist–playwright Rylance comes back to Pittsburgh to perform some of his favorite speeches from Shakespeare, as well as revisiting resonant words, characters, songs and situations leading up to 1892, joining with his co-writer Peter Reder, local actors and musicians.  Rylance talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony in Spain - Jun 20, 2017

Music Director Francesco Lecce Chong discusses highlights from the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony tour of Spain from Barcelona with violinists Aaron Berger (grandson of conductor Julius Rudel) and Hannah Ishizaki (composer the concertmistress, a senior at Mt. Lebanon High School).  Topics include the reactions of the audience and the musicians in Avila, El Escorial and Valencia, sightseeing and restaurant highlights.

Miller-Porfiris Duo - Jun 16, 2017

Chamber Music Pittsburgh begins the Just Summer series at the Kelly Strayhorn theater in East Liberty with Anton Miller and Rita Porfiris violin and viola duo accompanying silent films including  Charlie Chaplin. They both teach at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. Rita played under Christoph Eschenbach in the Houston Symphony. They've made a number of cds and championing music by Robert Fuchs, Gliere, Martinu and Milhaud.

Elliot Dinkin - Cowden Associates - Jun 16, 2017

Jim Cunningham chats with Elliott Dinkin about his work with Cowden Associates, his blog, admiration for tennis superstar Roger Federer, his piano playing and arts mad relatives including conductor and impresario Jacques Brourman who founded the Bedford Springs Festival Orchestra. Also why his company supports WQED-FM and why you should too.

Deborah Sunya Moore of the Chautauqua Institution - Jun 16, 2017

Deborah Sunya Moore, Vice President and Director of Programming at Chautauqua Institution, reveals her personal picks from the 2000 events scheduled for July and August in the 2017 season.  Interview topics include: What’s the latest on the acoustics in the new Amphitheater; new directions for Sunday afternoons; Chautauqua Opera and Dance; and much more.

Charlie Powers - Jun 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony cellist and former Marine Band member Charlie Powers appears as a soloist with pianist Rodrigo Ojeda in a free concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall June 30 with the Pittsburgh Symphony and soloists Katy Shackleton Williams and Ricky Manning. Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries turns up in the middle of a program of mostly American favorites, the Services Salute, John Williams Hymn to the Fallen and Superman March. It’s free but you should first listen to the interview and register online.

Jack Gallager - Jun 16, 2017

From the College of Wooster, Professor of Music Jack Gallagher speaks with WQED intern Ethan Simmons in celebration of his 70th birthday.  The two discuss Professor Gallagher’s latest album, cases of mistaken artistic identity, and when to introduce children to classical music—amongst other topics.

Steve Hackman - Mash Up Mix Down - Jun 13, 2017

Curtis Institute conducting star Maestro Steve Hackman discusses his Mash Up Mix Down concert Wednesday June 14 with Happy Hour at 5 and concert at 6:30pm at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony putting together the Beatles, Dvorak, Justin Timberlake, Samuel Barber, Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven with Henry Purcell, Beethoven, John Legend, Vivaldi, Guns N Roses plus Mozart and the Dave Mathews Band. Time for Three is the special guest. Steve Hackman fills us in on his  return from his Boston Pops debut with four concerts. Has he taken any slings and arrows for mixing Tchaikovsky and Drake? Of course. He loves the audience and the musicians he works with in Pittsburgh.

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