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.
  • February Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra February 10, Heinz Hall Beethoven’s Fifth Kabalevsky: The Comedians Stravinsky: Violin Concerto Rautavaara: A Requiem in Our Time Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 February 24, Heinz Hall Bronfman Plays Beethoven Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre March 16-25, August Wilson Center PBT: New Works New works choreographed by 5 PBT dancers. Pittsburgh Opera February 17, 20, 23, 25, George R. White Opera Studio Ashes & Snow by Douglas J. Cuomo Pittsburgh Camerata February 10 – Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church February 11 – Shadyside Presbyterian Church Heaven to Earth: Earth to Heaven

  • “For Forever”:

    One reason I enjoy late night TV is the opportunity it often affords for discovering new, unusual musical artists and performances. Last Call with Carson Daly does that for me, as did the Late Show with David Letterman. Since Letterman’s retirement, Stephen Colbert’s shows have occasionally surprised me with unexpected musical rewards. On December 22, the Colbert show repeated a show from earlier in the year, May 22 to be exact. Colbert’s second guest was the singer/actor Ben Platt who, at the time, was performing the lead role in the musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway. Dear Evan Hansen was…

  • January Concerts

    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra January 12 & 14, Heinz Hall The Firebird! Debussy: Printemps Ibert: Flute Concerto Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) January 26 & 28, Heinz Hall Rachmaninoff’s Second Concerto Carreño: Margariteña Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Mahler: Symphony No. 1 Pittsburgh Opera January 20, 23, 26, 28, Pittsburgh CAPA Theater The Long Walk Music: Jeremy Howard Beck|Libretto: Stephanie Fleischmann

  • Tell Tale: Short Stories by Jeffrey Archer

    Back in November, I learned of the author, Jeffrey Archer, while listening to Michael Smerconish’s SiriusXM show. I had never heard of, or read Jeffrey Archer’s work, but I’m here to tell you, this collection of 14 short stories (eight of which were inspired by true events) is fantastic. Unique, the first story of the collection was written as a response to a challenge from the New York editor of Reader’s Digest. The task was to write a story of exactly 100 words – not 99, not 101. The story was to have a beginning, middle and end, and was…

  • 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:

Posts navigation