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Undercroft Opera - Eugene Onegin - Feb 15, 2017

Friday February 17th, 8pm at Bellefield Hall, Undercroft Opera presents Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin."  WQED-FM's Anna Singer talks to Undercroft Opera Founding Director Mary Beth Sederburg, Baritone Ian Greenlaw and Soprano Katie Manukyan about the production.

 

Lyn Starr - Alumni Theater Company - Feb 14, 2017

Lyn and James Perry (of ATC) are both performing in the Jazz Cafe event on CMU's campus in Alumni Concert Hall (CFA) at 7:30 on Feb 16th. The event is about women in jazz and overall diversity within music. All ticket sales will benefit ATC, a non-profit organization that gives urban youth a platform to express their art. Tickets are $12 at the door. 

Diamante Trio - Feb 14, 2017

The Diamante Trio with soprano Lilli Abreu give a free concert at the Campana Chapel Finoli Drive in Greensburg Pa for the University of Pittsburgh featuring music by Latin American composers Wednesday February 15 at 4pm. Devin Arrington violinist in the Westmoreland Symphony and composer and teacher joins Pittsburgh Opera Principal Clarinet May Beth Malek and Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra cellist Paula Tuttle to play Gade,Piazzola, Abreu and Gardel in the WQED-FM Studio.

Marina Lopez and Andrew Dewey - Feb 14, 2017

The CMU Contemporary Ensemble conducted by Daniel Nesta Curtis give premieres of music by  exciting young composers and a modern classic by Steve Reich March 8 with the CMU Philharmonic at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Composer Marina Lopez born in Mexico City, says she benefited greatly from knowing David Stock at Duquesne University and greatly enjoys her work with Leonardo Balada at CMU. Her new piece Fish will be heard along with Hedonism by Andrew Dewey who works with Nancy Galbraith. Both composers fill us in on why you should be there and how it might change your life. They will also lead a discussion during the intermission of the concert.

Matt Mehaffey - Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh - Feb 10, 2017

Mendelssohn Choir Music Director Matt Mehaffey tells us about the Pittsburgh premiere of "Annalies" by James Whitbourne at Rodef Shalom Temple February 25th with soprano  Amelia D’arcy. The music is a setting of words from Anne Frank’s diary with the choir and instrumentalists.

Colin Currie - Feb 10, 2017

Scottish born/London based percussion star Colin Currie makes his debut in the percussion showcase "Veni Veni Immanuel" by PSO Composer of the Year Sir James Macmillan at Heinz Hall February 10th and 12th with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck. He reveals his favorite book for the plane and the latest interesting movie he’s seen.

Hannah Ishizaki - Feb 10, 2017

Hannah Ishizaki, a junior at Mount Lebanon High School, a violinist and composer, a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, and leader of the Montgomery Quartet has already heard several of her compositions performed by Ovre Arts in Pittsburgh. She becomes the youngest woman composer ever performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony with the world premiere of her “City of Bridges” at the Pittsburgh Symphony Fiddlesticks concert conducted by Francesco Lecce Chong on February 18th.  She sat down for a few minutes in the Grand Lobby of Heinz Hall just after a performance for the PSO Friends.

Manfred Honeck - Feb 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts at Heinz Hall, featuring the Prokofiev "Classical" Symphony; Tchaikovsky's Suite from Sleeping Beauty, and the MacMillan "Veni, Veni Emmanuel" with Percussionist Colin Currie as soloist.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 19 - Part 1 - Feb 8, 2017

It’s a world premiere by the Pittsburgh Symphony’s former concertmaster as Noah Bendix-Balgley performs his own Klezmer Violin Concerto.  Plus, Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart’s Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra and the Mahler Symphony No. 5. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 19 - Part 2 - Feb 8, 2017

It’s a world premiere by the Pittsburgh Symphony’s former concertmaster as Noah Bendix-Balgley performs his own Klezmer Violin Concerto.  Plus, Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart’s Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra and the Mahler Symphony No. 5. 

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