The Vivant Vault


Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s new series continues with eclectic collaboration BACHBOOMBOX

Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s newest concert series, Pittsburgh Performs, created by Executive Director Kristen Linfante, seeks to showcase the multi-faceted musical talents that the Steel City has to offer by presenting affordable pay-what-you- wish performances featuring local musicians outside of the traditional concert hall. WATCH/LISTEN: ‘Burgh Vivant’s 2014 interview with Chamber Music Pittsburgh Executive Director, Kristen… Read more »


TONIGHT: violinist Dawn Posey and cellist Katya Janpoladyan discuss Kassia Ensemble, its mission, and the Byzantine abbess for which it’s named. Listen to “The Full Martini”: the complete, unedited interview in audio podcast, AND – don’t miss an opportunity to see them at Pittsburgh Winery November 22nd, 2016 as part of Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s “Pittsburgh… Read more »

KEVIN GLAVIN – Actor, Bass, Pittsburgh Opera

THIS guy! Actor, Bass, and notorious scene stealer Kevin Glavin sits down on ‘Burgh Vivant in the midst of playing Don Bartolo in BARBER OF SEVILLE and his 30th anniversary with Pittsburgh Opera! Tonight, hear about the production’s fresh concept, early opera influences, and more, from the man that host Brian Edward dubs “one of… Read more »

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Orion String Quartet

The Orion String Quartet, whose co-first chair violinists are brothers and Pittsburgh natives Daniel and Todd Phillips, continues Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s 55th concert season with a concert on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 7:30 PM at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. Performing with cellist Marcy Rosen and violist Catherine Cho, the program includes Beethoven’s… Read more »

The cast of LITTLE WOMEN, Pittsburgh Opera

TONIGHT: Cocktails (or high tea?) with the cast of Pittsburgh Opera’s LITTLE WOMEN. Host Brian Edward raises a glass with the March sisters: Meg (Laurel Semerdjian), Jo (Corrie Stallings), Amy (Claudia Rosenthal), and Beth (Adelaide Boedecker). Their story is well known, but what’s their idea of an ideal date? What are their thoughts on Pittsburgh?… Read more »

MARIA SENSI SELLNER – Artistic Director and Founder, Resonance Works

Tonight we take it to church at Shadyside’s Third Presbyterian, chatting with Artistic Director and Founder of Resonance Works, Maria Sensi Sellner. Maria discusses balancing engineering with music, the founding of Resonance Works, and the company’s growing tradition of AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS. PLUS: conducting with cocktails! Listen to “The Full Martini” – the… Read more »


Tonight’s guest is soprano Danielle Pastin! As she prepares for her upcoming role in COSÌ FAN TUTTE, Danielle dishes on the comforts of Pittsburgh, the art of dying on stage, AND the hysterical story of her very first audition for Pittsburgh Opera. Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete, unedited interview in audio podcast… Read more »


She’s been recognized internationally as one of the leading Verdi mezzo-sopranos in the world, and she’s here tonight for a candid cocktail conversation on ‘Burgh Vivant! Marianne Cornetti shares stories of her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, her iconic hairstyle, the dramatic lengths she’ll go to not to miss a Pittsburgh Steelers game, and her… Read more »