Krzystof Urbanski, the Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Principal Guest of the NDR Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg Germany conducts the Shostakovich Symphony No 5 , Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and the Bruch g minor Violin Concerto with Ray Chen in his Heinz Hall debut. He agrees that Shostakovich was rejoicing under pressure in the 5th and haunted by terror from his own government.
Pittsburgh Sympony Utility Trombone James Nova presents Novadub for Music 101 October 11 at 12:30 in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms at Heinz Hall. He gives us a preview discussing his new recording which started with his dubbing of multiple parts creating a cathedral of trombone sound in scores by John Williams. Those arrangements including the Star Wars love theme have now been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times from Soundcloud. Jim also reveals his favorite trombone players of all time from the orchestral and jazz world.
Musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony fanned out all over the city to present a Day of Music on Tuesday October 10, 2017. It started at WQED-FM with the Clarion Quartet. They played live in the studio with Aria and Capriccio by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. Marta Krechkovsky and Jennifer Orcahrd violins with Bronwyn Banerdt, cello and Tatjana Mead Chamis viola.
Professor John Mitcham teaches history at Duquene University and serves as the Director of the 2017 Duquesne University History Forum. He stopped by to introduce the event from one of the most distinguished authors in the field of WWI history, Dr. Michael Neiberg Chair of War Studies at the Army War College who is a Pittsburgh native. He will present “ America and the Road to War 1914-1917”, October 23 ,Monday at 7pm in the Power Center Ballroom at Duquesne University. It’s a free event with an opportunity to meet the author afterward.
Chatham Baroque open their season Friday Ocotber 13 with the Italian Sonata at Westminster Presbyterian Church 7:30pm. They stopped by the QED Morning Show to play music by Dario Castello live and shared a sneak preview of their new cd with Andrew Fouts, violin, Scott Pauley theorbo and viola da gambist Patricia Halverson.
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Music Director James Blachly stopped by WQED-FM to talk about their 2017-2018 season.