Voice of the Arts
Three extraordinary talents from the Eastman School of Music speak with Anna Singer about their concert Sunday November 19, 3pm for the Organ Artists Series at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church hosted by Dr. Edward Alan Moore. Ivan Bosnar from Croatia, Amanda Mole from Holden Massachusetts and Caroline Robinson from Greenville South Carolina pull out all the stops and they describe exactly how it’s done on the four manual, 120 rank, 8000 pipe Goulding and Wood instrument.
The holidays bring Handel’s Messiah complete December 8 7:30 and the Bach Magnificat December 10, 3pm less than 2 miles apart with Alan Lewis leading the Handel and Mark Anderson the Bach. Alan is Director of Music at Calvary Episcopal Church and Mark holds the same post at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. Chatham Baroque have invited their extraordinary colleagues from around the country to augment the instrumental forces. Pittsburgh Camerata will transport as will the Calvary Choir. Also some good restaurant suggestions for the East End.
Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh Artistic Director Edward Leonard was joined by composer Nancy Galbriath to talk about their upcoming concert on November 19th, 4pm at First Unitarian Church in Pittsburgh. The program features Brahms' epic Schicksalslied and Pittsburgh composer Nancy Galbraith’s Gloria in collaboration with Voces Solis. Also on the program are Arthur Honegger’s Pastorale d’été and Symphony No. 22 “The Philosopher” by Haydn.
Roy Sonne played the violin for 38 seasons with the Pittsburgh Symphony. He still rosins up the bow and he’s played many times with Yeeha Chiu piano. These two are at again with a A Romp Through the Violinist’s World on Monday November 13 at 8pm at Rodef Shalom Temple. The concert centers around the composer performers of the music world with the Bach Chaconne for solo violin, music by Kreisler, Leclair, Corelli, Paganini, Kreisler, Mark O Connor and Joe Venuti. Roy and Yeeha a tell their story winding through La Paz Bolivia, Hong, Kong, London, MIT, Juilliard, New England Conservatory and the Royal College of Music destination Pittsburgh.
Matthew Browne has written a world premiere on commission from the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra. You can hear it Saturday evening at the Pasquerilla Center with James Blachley conducting. Matthew worked with Michael Daugherty at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where he receive his PhD. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has collaborated with the Minnesota and Milwaukee Orchestras and many other ensembles making his home in New York.
Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker talks about the music of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro."
David Paul talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about directing Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Marriage of Figaro."
Joelle Harvey sings the role of Susanna in Pittsburgh Opera's production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." She chats with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role.
WQED-FM's Anna Singer talks with Tyler Simpson, who sings the role of Figaro in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Marriage of Figaro."
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Enrique Granados, pianist Eric Dzugan and soprano Katie Manukyan will perform at the Frick Fine Arts Building in Oakland on the University of Pittsburgh campus Saturday November 11 at 7pm. In this conversation with Jim Cunningham they detail the life of Granados, his Catalan and family ties, tragic end in an attack from a WWI U boat and the charm of his writing. Eric explains the mission of his piano recitals focused on expanding the repertoire for pianists and music lovers. Katie fills us in on her upcoming plans which include singing the rarely performed Rimsky Korsakoff opera Sadko in Washington DC in 2018.