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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2017-2018 Season - Program 15 - Part 1 - Jan 24, 2018

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Vienna Fest continues.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Rosemunde, and the Mozart Overture La clemenza di Tito.  Plus, Mozart’s Symphonies 40 and 41. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2017-2018 Season - Program 15 - Part 2 - Jan 24, 2018

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Vienna Fest continues.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Rosemunde, and the Mozart Overture La clemenza di Tito.  Plus, Mozart’s Symphonies 40 and 41. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2017-2018 Season - Program 16 - Part 1 - Jan 24, 2018

Inspired by George Frideric Handel – it’s an oratorio depicting the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. On this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra, soloists and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Haydn’s “The Creation.” 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2017-2018 Season - Program 16 - Part 2 - Jan 24, 2018

Inspired by George Frideric Handel – it’s an oratorio depicting the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. On this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra, soloists and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Haydn’s “The Creation.” 

Kristen Linfante - Jan 19, 2018

Chamber Music Pittsburgh Executive Director Kristin Linfante discusses the Pittsburgh Performs concert at the Mattress Factory January 23 at 7pm presenting Appalasia formed by erhu virtuoso Mimi Jong with Jeff Berman and Sue Powers  plus a film presentation:  Music of Strangers YoY o Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. She describes what the series is all about and discusses her work as a violist member of Apollo’s Fire.

Phylicia Rashad & Kathryn Bostic - Jan 19, 2018

Lift Every Voice is the concert the Pittsburgh Symphony will play Saturday January 20 at 8pm at Heinz Hall featuring the world premiere of the August Wilson Symphony by Kathryn Bostic, the composer for the soundtrack of WQED’s American Masters portrait of August Wilson The Ground on Which I Stand. Phylicia Rashad will host the concert. Phylicia Rashad hosted WQED’s Project Literacy US program in 1988 on PBS. She is a Tony Award winning actress portraying Aunt Esther in August Wilson’s Columbia the Gem of the Ocean. She just finished production on the Fox series Empire and appeared in the Rocky film sequel Creed. She has received multiple doctorates for her work onstage and in film directing and acting and she just accepted an offer to direct a new production of Broadway. She holds a degree from CMU and Howard University her alma mater. Kathryn Bostic is a singer and pianist in addition to her film and theater writing. She has won multiple awards and has collaborated on Broadway with Rashad. Her soundtrack for the American Masters program brought Coldplay violinist Davide Rossi to the recordings studio. In the conversation they discuss their work with August Wilson. Phylicia reveals the three greatest roles for an actress and shares thoughts about her role as Clair Huxtable on the Cosby show. They discuss what they were doing on Martin Luther King Jr. day and run down events at the concert with a description of the August Wilson Symphony. Phylicia discusses her day at CMU and Kathryn her work with CAPA students.

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