Glenn L. Rudolph

Composer, arranger, teacher and clinician. B.M. IN Composition from University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music. M.M. in Composition from Duquesne University: Mary Pappert School of Music. Published by Oxford University Press, MorningStar Music Publishers and GIA Publications.

  • One Perfect Christmas Song

    Disclaimer: Note that when I write One Perfect Christmas Song. I do not mean to imply that it is the only perfect Christmas Song. I am making the claim, however, that it is possible to compose a perfect piece of music – in this case, a song where lyrics, music and message are perfectly married. A little over a week ago, a niece-in-law of mine posted a request on her Facebook page asking her friends to list their favorite Christmas carols. Those of you who know me would think this was right up my alley. I though so, too. But…

  • December Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra December 1 & 3, Heinz Hall Haydn’s Creation Haydn: The Creation Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre December 1-27, Benedum Center The Nutcracker Choreography: Terrence S. Orr|Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pittsburgh Camerata December 10 – Shadyside Presbyterian Church Magnificat (Bach!) & More Bach Choir of Pittsburgh December 9 & 10, St. Agnes Center in Oakland Hope Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

  • November Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra November 3 & 5 Dohnányi Conducts Schubert’s “Great” Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “The Great” November 24 & 26, Heinz Hal Vienna & Violin Virtuosity Chausson: Poéme Ravel: Tzigane plus other Viennese favorites Pittsburgh Opera November 4, 7, 10, 12, Benedum Center The Marriage of Figaro Bach Choir of Pittsburgh November 11 & 12, Hunt Armory in Shadyside War Mohammed Fairouz: Anything Can Happen Joseph Haydn: Mass in Time of War Mohammed Fairouz:The Second Coming

  • Stephen Paulus (1949–2014)

    Three years after the passing of Stephen Paulus, and I still can’t believe he’s gone. Whenever I need to be reminded of the beauty of simplicity in music, I turn to Stephen’s Pilgrims’ Hymn. It never fails to move me:

  • October Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra October 6 & 8, Heinz Hall Chopin & Rachmaninoff Mussorgsky: Scherzo in B-flat Major Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 October 13 & 15, Heinz Hall Shostakovich Triumph Beethoven: Egmont Overture Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 October 27-29, Heinz Hall Beethoven “Eroica” MacMillan: Larghetto for Orchestra (Honeck 10th Anniversary Commission) Schumann: Cello Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre October 27-29, Benedum Center Dracula Choreography: Ben Stevenson|Music: Franz Liszt Pittsburgh Opera October 7, 10, 13, 15, Benedum Center Tosca Pittsburgh Camerata October 28 – St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church,…

  • September Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra September 22-24, Heinz Hall Opening Weekend John Adams: Lollapalooza Brahms: Violin Concerto Pigovat: … therefore choose life … (Honeck 10th Anniversary Commission) Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

  • June Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh June 2-4, Heinz Hall Mahler’s Resurrection Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” June 9 & 11, Heinz Hall Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 June 23-25, Heinz Hall Honeck Conducts Beethoven & Brahms Beethoven: Violin Concerto Brahms: Symphony No. 4 FUSE@PSO June 14, Heinz Hall Mash-Up Mix-Down featuring Time For Three Pittsburgh Camerata June 7, Shadyside Presbyterian Church Chandos Anthems by George Frederic Handel June 21, Shadyside Presbyterian Church A Chorus Divided: Music for Double Choir

  • May Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra May 19 & 21, Heinz Hall Romantic Brahms Brahms: Symphony No. 3 R. Strauss: Don Quixote Pittsburgh Opera May 2, 5, 7, Benedum Center Daniel Sonenberg: The Summer King River City Brass Band May 4-6, 9, 11 Swing into Summer

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