East Liberty Presbyterian Church, the Brass Roots, organist Dr. Edward Allan Moore and Pittsburgh Symphony trombone and arranger/conductor James Nova present "A Space Odyssey" at the church 116 S. Highland Avenue in a free concert Friday May 26 7pm. Hear all about John Williams music for Star Wars on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, with Also Sprach Zarathustra, music from Star Trek and more. French Horn Rana Jurgis of the Brass Roots joins Dr. Ed and James Nova for the discussion.
May 25th through 28th, Undercroft Opera present's Puccini's "La Rondine" at the Antonian Theater on the campus of Carlow University. WQED-FM's Anna Singer chats with the stage director, Undercroft Opera's founding Director and cast members about the production.
Dorie Taylor and Yu-Ling Cheng Behr stopped by WQED-FM to talk about Remake Learning Days. Running May 15th through 26th, Remake Learning Days is a 12-day celebration of activities and events showcasing everything that makes the Pittsburgh region a recognized national leader in innovative teaching and learning.
Robert Boudreau founded the American Wind Symphony Orchestra in 1957. In this wide-ranging interview with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham, Boudreau talks about his career in music and with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra.
Cellist Maximilian Hornung makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony in Richard Strauss Don Quixote. Born in Augsburg Germany he has played with the Bavarian Radio Symphony for four years working with Mariss Jansons.
Pittsburgh Symphony Associate Principal Horn Stephen Kostyniak appears for the grand finale of Music 101 at Heinz Hall in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms - Wednesday May 17th, 12:30pm playing the horn and revealing all the secrets.
This Mother's Day, 4pm at Calvary Episcopal Church, Britain’s best selling classical harpist, Claire Jones presents her truly unique harp music in the percussion duo - C2, featuring West End percussionist and emerging composer, Chris Marshall. The performance will include the theme from Downton Abbey, Ladies in Lavender, Ritual Fire Dance by De Falla, themes from Carmen by Bizet, original compositions by Chris Marshall and a wide variety of exciting well known pieces from the world of film and classical music. Ms. Jones and Mr. Marshall stopped by WQED-FM to talk abou the concert as well as play two pieces in our studio.
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic performs the final concerts of their 2016-2017 season on May 19th and 20th. The concert features Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and Violin Concerto, as well as "Three Arguments" by the Philharmonic's Young Composer Contest winner Chris Massa.
The Pittsburgh Cello Quartet,all members of the Pittsburgh Symphony: Bronwyn Banerdt, Michael DeBruyn, Charlie Powers and Alexandra Allie Thompson appear at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont for the Pittsburgh Performs series of Chamber Music Pittsburgh Thrusday May 11 at 7pm in a family friendly concert with the concession stand open and BYOB in effect. The music is by Alexandre Tansman, Peter Schickele, Billy Joel, Wagner, Guns N Roses and Henry Mancini. Pay what you wish with a suggested donation of $10. 412-624-4129 chambermusicpittsburgh.org and the QED cultural calendar for more.
Angelo Ragghianti was a member of CMU's The Originals for 2.5 years as a tenor. Since then, Angelo has been actively pursuing a solo career in pop music. In anticipation of his upcoming EP release, he is putting on a concert at Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts on Sunday May 7th at 8pm. WQED-FM intern Sophie Thompson talked to "AJ" about the concert and his new EP.