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Review: THE BRASS ROOTS


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A tip o’ the hat and a toot o’ the horn to THE BRASS ROOTS on their inaugural performance at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial on October 18th. Get Matt Murchison’s review here and hear more from The Brass Roots at www.thebrassroots.com

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Pacifica Quartet with special guest David Harding

    The Pacifica Quartet is joined by violist David Harding for Chamber Music Pittsburgh’s second concert of the 2014-15 season on Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:30pm, in Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. The repertoire to be performed includes Ligeti’s Quartet No. 1 “Metamorphoses nocturnes”, Mozart’s Viola Quintet in G minor, K. 516, and Ravel’s… Read more »

MILDRED MILLER POSVAR – Founder, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh


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The charming, delightful, legendary mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller Posvar joins us for cocktail hour to discuss her renowned career, her 23 consecutive seasons at The Metropolitan Opera, and her founding of Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. PLUS – Pittsburgh’s got an opera version of “American Idol!” Mildred’s got the info – and you’re invited! Listen to “The… Read more »

Review: HEROES AND VILLAINS, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, PNC Pops


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Miss Music Nerd is back on ‘Burgh Vivant tonight to talk about the HEROES AND VILLAINS concert at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s PNC Pops! Learn the compelling history of the score to Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, how old you should be before you see THE OMEN, and how Sheena Easton brought us back to BOND. Plus – a… Read more »

HENRY ATTAWAY – Co-Founder & Development Director, The Brass Roots


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At Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, frequent performance venue for The Brass Roots, the ensemble’s Co-Founder and Development Director Henry Attaway discusses how some of Western Pennsylvania’s finest brass musicians came together to form a group that’s quickly becoming a Pittsburgh favorite. But – will Brian Edward ever get a Christmas album? Listen to “The… Read more »

From audio to visual: MCG JAZZ presents THE JAZZ SERIES exhibit

  September 24, 2014 (PITTSBURGH)… MCG Jazz announces The Jazz Series, a visual art exhibit by acclaimed artist Elena Hiatt Houlihan. Houlihan has a long relationship with Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, and has previously presented this series of work at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in 1988 as well as a… Read more »

Chamber Music Pittsburgh opens 2014-15 season with the Takács Quartet

  Chamber Music Pittsburgh will present the Takács Quartet, Monday, September 29, 2014, 7:30pm, in Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. The repertoire to be performed includes Haydn’s Quartet in Bb major, Op. 64, No. 3, Debussy’s Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, and Beethoven’s Quartet in Bb major, Op. 130, with Finale: Grosse Fuge, Op. 133…. Read more »

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh presents the 3rd Annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition

  PITTSBURGH, PA  — The future stars of opera will shine during the third annual Mildred Miller International Voice Competition presented by Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and the Gailliot Family Foundation on Nov. 1 and 2 during National Opera Week (Oct. 24-Nov. 2, 2014). Three top winners receive cash prizes totaling $9,000 resident artist contracts… Read more »

Never before seen rockstar memorabilia debuts at 2014 ZanaFest

  (Harmony Township, PA) Legendary Concert Promoter Rich Engler will be displaying an awesome exhibit of Rockstar Memorabilia at ZanaFest 2014 with some never before seen pieces – A Carlos Santana signed guitar and 2 museum quality pieces from Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. Engler will also be personalizing and signing copies of his book… Read more »

KRISTEN LINFANTE – Executive Director, Chamber Music Pittsburgh


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Tonight, Kristen Linfante, Executive Director of Chamber Music Pittsburgh shatters any misconceptions you may have had about chamber music, and host Brian Edward learns that the viola isn’t just someone’s name. Plus – does the instrument you play say something about your personality? Listen to “The Full Martini” – the complete, unedited interview in audio… Read more »