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Charles Barker - Pittsburgh Ballet Theater - Apr 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater presents "Romeo and Juliet" at the Benedum Center April 21-23.   WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chatted with the PBT Orchestra's Music Director Charles Barker about the production.

 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 26 - Part 2 - Apr 5, 2017

It’s the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as he plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto.  Juraj Valchua conducts Smetna’s The Moldau, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture. 

Karla Boos - Quantum Theater - Apr 5, 2017

Quantum Theater presents "Collaborators" by John Hodge directed by CMU’s Jed Alan Harris through the end of the month on Hamilton Avenue just behind Bakery Square. From the writer of the film Trainspotting it’s a story about playwright Mikhail Bulgakov who writes a 60th birthday play for Josef Stalin. Founding Director Karla Boos suggests there are some dramatic similarities to news headlines of today in themes for the play which was written in 2011. There are some laughs too. Martin Giles stars as Stalin and Tony Bingham as Bulgakov.  Karla reveals the plans for the upcoming season of Quantum and fills us in on the details of the production of Collaborators.

Patty Halverson - Chatham Baroque - Apr 5, 2017

Chatham Baroque presents "Awake Sweet Love: Song and Sonatas of Olde England" Friday April 7th, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Saturday April 8th at St Andrews Episcopal in Highland Park and Sunday afternoon at Chatham University. Gambist Patricia Halvorsen describes the program with guest artists and soprano Pascale Beaudin featuring Henry Lawes and John Dowland. Also the challenge of getting a theorbo through baggage claim check at the airport.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 24 - Part 1 - Apr 5, 2017

Break out the Red White and Blue for this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as Lahav Shani makes his Heinz Hall debut conducting an all American program featuring Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, plus Charles Ives.   And Jon Kimura Parker plays the Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 24 - Part 2 - Apr 5, 2017

Break out the Red White and Blue for this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as Lahav Shani makes his Heinz Hall debut conducting an all American program featuring Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, plus Charles Ives.   And Jon Kimura Parker plays the Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 25 - Part 1 - Apr 5, 2017

It’s the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yefim Bronfman on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio Broadcast.   You’ll also hear Music Director Manfred Honeck conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and Principal Oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida plays the world premiere of Alan Fletcher’s Oboe Concerto. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 25 - Part 2 - Apr 5, 2017

It’s the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yefim Bronfman on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio Broadcast.   You’ll also hear Music Director Manfred Honeck conduct Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, and Principal Oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida plays the world premiere of Alan Fletcher’s Oboe Concerto. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 26 - Part 1 - Apr 5, 2017

It’s the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as he plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto.  Juraj Valchua conducts Smetna’s The Moldau, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture. 

Carolann Page - Apr 4, 2017

Robert Page - Pittsburgh Symphony staff conductor, Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir and former Head of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University in addition to leading the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and the Temple Choirs for dozens of recordings with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra winning multiple  Grammy awards and prizes including the Grand Prix de Disque - will be remembered at "Our Love is Here to Stay," a celebration and tribute at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Mendelssohn Choir on May 7th 7:30pm in a free concert ending with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from the Ninth Symphony. Robert’s daughter Carolann Page remembers her Dad and his thoughts about her role as pat Nixon in John Adams Nixon in China in this wide ranging conversation with Jim Cunningham.

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