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Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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United States

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Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dana Bishop-Root - CMOA

11/23/2022
Dana Bishop-Root, Director of Education and Public Programs at Carnegie Museum of Art, talks about all of the holiday events taking place at the Museum, including the Carnegie Trees, live performances, the Neapolitan Presepio, and of course holiday shopping.

Duration:00:16:08

George Vosburgh

11/23/2022
After 25 years as Principal Trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, George Vosburgh teaches at Carnegie Mellon University and organizes a concert with the Brass ensemble he founded in 1994 at the St. James Church in Sewickley. It’s just holiday hits on Sunday November 27th at 6:30 with no admission charge. In this conversation from the QED Morning Show, George remembers his 1997 performance with Heinz Wallberg of the Hummel trumpet concerto and has the story of the Holiday Favorites CD...

Duration:00:19:32

Michael Seamans - Fungus Books and Records

11/18/2022
Michael Seamans talks with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about Fungus Books and Records.

Duration:00:29:25

Organist Kola Owolabi

11/18/2022
Kola Owolabi from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana presents a free Sunday 3:30pm recital at St Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland. Kola visited the WQED-Fm studio to speak with Jim Cunningham about the program he’s prepared with Bach Muffat and contemporary music for the king of instruments. He outlined his musical journey which includes stops in Monral at McGill University, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, Nigeria, Ann Arbor Michigan, Yale University and South...

Duration:00:29:55

Jessica Gaynelle Moss - Mattress Factory

11/18/2022
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke with Jessica Gaynelle Moss about the exhibit "Shrine" at the Mattress Factory through December 30, 2022. "Shrine" uplifts and recognizes Black m/others, artists, creatives and/or activists and honors sacred and holy spaces— or shrines– as sites of resistance and liberation struggle.

Duration:00:21:10

Jim Whipple - Renaissance City Winds

11/18/2022
Jim Whipple is a founding member of the Renaissance City winds playing bassoon. He introduces a concert on December 20th in Oakland and November 26, 2023 at Holmes Hall on the north side. The program Tchochkes includes music for the holidays and special items rarely if ever performed in Pittsburgh with an emphasis on American composers. The concert on the 26th is in memory of the last owner of Holmes Hall, John Desantis, who has one of the world's most comprehensive collections of toy...

Duration:00:15:29

Debra Lew Harder - Manfred Debut

11/18/2022
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck recently made his Metropolitan Opera debut with Mozart's "Idomeneo." WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke with Metropolitan Opera Radio host Debra Lew Harder about her impressions of Manfred with the Met.

Duration:00:10:14

Anna Bulkina - Steinway Soceity

11/17/2022
Anna Bulkina makes her Steinway Society debut on Sunday November 20 at 3pm in Kresge Theater at CMU. She explains in this conversation with Jim Cuningham her most unusual program of never before heard in Pittsburgh surprises including Leo Ornstein's Suicide n an Airplane as well as the George Antheil Airplane Sonata, music by Schoenberg, Henry Cowell, Igor Stravinsky's Ragtime, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and Prokofiev's Third Sonata. She arrived in Texas where she teaches now having traveled...

Duration:00:18:48

Chatham Baroque

11/16/2022
Chatham Baroque presents their "Virtuoso Recorder" set of concerts this weekend - Friday at St. Nicholas Church, Saturday at Calvary Episcopal Church and Sunday at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Learn more about the concerts in this podcast.

Duration:00:15:32

Rebecca Wahls, SMJ, and Maggie Marie Rodgers

11/15/2022
Director Rebecca Wahls, writer SMJ, and composer Maggie Marie Rodgers talks with Voice of the Arts about their upcoming new musical, this old haunt, having their academic premiere at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, this Saturday, November 19th at 2pm. They also discuss creating a new musical during the age of internet meetings, and how one can overcome grief individually and together with friends. Shows run until November 30th.

Duration:00:26:15

Suzanne Romero & John Harrison

11/13/2022
The Three Rivers Film Festival presents the 40th Anniversary screening of George Romero's Creepshow at the Harris Theater Wednesday November 16th at 7pm with panel discussion from Mrs. Suzanne Romero, Assistant Director John Harrison, Tom Savini and Lori Cardille. John and Suzanne speak about the making of the movie in Pittsburgh; George's Romero's connections to WQED; Fred Rogers and Stephen King; John's work at WQED-FM and writing of the Creepshow score; George's love of classsical music;...

Duration:00:32:31

Marianne Cornetti - Pittsburgh Festival Opera

11/9/2022
Marianne Cornetti stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about Pittsburgh Festival Opera's "Legends in the Limelight" concert - Sunday November 13th, 3pm at Shadyside Presbyterian Church. The concert features tenor John Osborn.

Duration:00:10:38

Bill Powers & Jacob Joyce - Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra

11/8/2022
Jacob Joyce, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and Assistant Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and William Powers Executive Director of the Orchestra discuss the Dvorak Eighth Symphony, Ballade by Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet and Jimmy Lopez “Techno” that will be heard in a 7:30pm Free concert at Heinz Hall Sunday November 13. They joined Jim Cunningham live on Wednesday morning November 9.

Duration:00:14:43

Paul Salsini

11/7/2022
Journalist and writer Paul Salsini sat down with WQED to discuss his new memoir detailing his personal correspondence with the late composer, Stephen Sondheim, "Sondheim and Me: Revealing a Musical Genius." Listen as we discussed the circumstances leading to Salsini first reaching out to Sondheim, his founding of The Sondheim Review Magazine, and much more.

Duration:00:25:18

Stephanie Havey - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Marriage of Figaro"

11/3/2022
Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" November 5th through 13th at the Benedum Center. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke to the opera's Stage Director Stephanie Havey.

Duration:00:05:57

Natasha Te Rupe Wilson - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Marriage of Figaro"

11/3/2022
Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" November 5th through 13th at the Benedum Center. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke to the opera's Susanna, Natasha Te Rupe Wilson.

Duration:00:06:42

Michael Sumuel - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Marriage of Figaro"

11/3/2022
Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" November 5th through 13th at the Benedum Center. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke to the opera's Figaro, Michael Sumuel.

Duration:00:09:17

Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "The Marriage of Figaro"

11/3/2022
Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" November 5th through 13th at the Benedum Center. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke to the opera's Music Director, Antony Walker.

Duration:00:09:12

Stephen Schutlz - CMU Baroque Ensemble

11/3/2022
Flutist and Professor at CMU Stephen Schultz will conduct Vivaldi’s Four Seasons alongside a world premiere of Rustic Breezes by CMU faculty composer Nancy Galbraith conducted by Daniel Nesta Curtis Sunday evening in Alumni Concert hall at CMU. The concert is free. Professor Schultz talks about his bi coastal life as a flutist in the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco in this conversation recorded Friday November 4 2022 on the QED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham.

Duration:00:14:01

Christine Thompson & Jean Horne

11/1/2022
Weekend tours begin November 18th – 20th and will continue through November 26th and 27th for family Thanksgiving weekend outings. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $35 for Candlelight Tours. All proceeds will be to support the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Visit https://pittsburghsymphonyassociation.org for more information!

Duration:00:11:56