Tonight, Friday, July 9 at 7 PM Jim Cunningham and WQED Radio features Amanda Kengor (harp) and Katie Liu (piano), PYSO’s 2020 Concerto Competition winners in WQED’s Performance in Pittsburgh Series! In May of 2020 Amanda and Katie were all set to perform at Heinz Hall in PYSO’s 2020 spring concert, which, unfortunately, was canceled due to the pandemic.

Tune in to 89.3 FM tonight at 7 PM

Originally debuted this past March, tonight’s encore performance gives you a second chance to listen! The segment will feature Amanda and Katie sharing their experiences of being part of PYSO, their musical background, and their experiences relating to the pandemic. Amanda’s repertoire will include selections by Nino Rota, Watkins, Tournier, and J.S. Bach, and Katie’s will include selections of Chopin, as well as Kapustin, Mozart, and Bach. PYSO Music Director Earl Lee will also be featured and talk about the structure of the competition as well as his experience working with Amanda and Katie.

As the past few years have indicated, life is always filled with challenges, but one thing remains a constant: the dedication and artistry of these two musicians. Tune in to 89.3 on tonight, Friday, July 9 at 7 PM and hear for yourself.

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