Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck runs down the special features of the concerts beginning February 23 with Beethoven’s Third Concerto played by Yefim Bronfman and Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony and the recording being made for Reference Recordings plus a live WQED-Fm broadcast. Maestro Honeck explains why you should support WQED-FM, acquire a copy of the Shostakovich Fifth Symphony which won a Grammy award and reveals why helium balloons were floating around his Maestro Suite.
Chamber Music Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh Performs presents Anqwenique, Kinetic and Joe Sheehan, composer and pianist who teaches at Duquesne University in Songs of Lake Volta at the Shop in Homewood Thursday 22 at 7pm. Joe who has traveled widely in Ghana over a number of years and Anqwenique who works for Pittsbugh Festival Opera and sang recently at Heinz Hall preview their new cd and the concert with Joe’s music performed by Kinetic and the Kassia Ensemble.
David Bennett performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend in a concert titled "From Swing to Rock." He stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the concerts.
Eric Ferring is the lone singer in "Ashes and Snow" - a world premiere production by Pittsburgh Opera. He talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role.
Stage Director Jonathan Moore talks about putting together the Pittsburgh Opera world premiere production of "Ashes and Snow."
Christopher Hahn talks about Pittsburgh Opera's world premiere production of "Ashes and Snow."