Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre company pianist Yoland Collin plays Etudes by Virgil Thomson as the company dances "Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes" by Mark Morris through March 17 at the August Wilson Center. The dance program "Unspoken" also includes Balanchine's "Serenade" and Tudor's "Lilac Garden." The Belgian-born pianist speaks about Thomson's seldom-heard Etudes, which are delightful, folk-infused gems.
Composer and pianist Linda Kernohan is perhaps best known as the classical music blogger “Miss Music Nerd,” now an annual correspondent at the Grammy Awards. Now living in Pittsburgh, she holds degrees in music from New York University and U. C. Berkeley. Linda Kernohan's most recent commission was a concerto for the San Diego Symphony and she visited Jim Cunningham to talk about her March 17 piano recital, the Grammys, and missmusicnerd.com.
QED donor Jim Shock interviews Mexican-American singer-songwriter and fiddle player Carrie Rodriguez.
Music Director Susan Medley previews the PCC's "Three B's" concerts on March 2 & 3. She highlights the diversity of styles, notes the three Hallelujahs in Bach's Cantata #4, sings the praises of Brahms' Schicksalslied which resembles the composer's German Requiem, and describes how Beethoven's Choral Fantasy was a prototype for the Ode to Joy. Medley also talks about the choir's upcoming New York City debut at St. John the Divine.
Clarinetist Rachael Stutzman and pianist Katie Palumbo (members of the Trillium Ensemble) play Niels Gade's Fantasy Piece, op. 43 #1. This performance was broadcast live on the QED Morning Show on Feb. 13, 2013.
Flutist Deidre Huckabay and pianist Katie Palumbo (members of the Trillium Ensemble) play The Fog Is Lifting by Danish composer Carl Nielsen. This performance was broadcast live on the QED Morning Show on Feb. 13, 2013.