Voice of the Arts

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Ward Stare and Yolanda Kondonassis - Jun 14, 2019

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis  and Conductor Ward Stare spoke with Jim Cunningham about the joy of playing newly composed music, the importance of journey in music, and much more in this episode of voice of the arts. 

Sounds of the Three Rivers Arts Festival 2019 - Jun 14, 2019

WQED-FM's Aaron Lebovitz, Elizabeth Kauma, Joanna Li, and Lauren Clouser went to the 2019 Three Rivers Arts Festival to talk to artists and visitors about their experience with the festival.   

Chamber Music Intensive - Jun 14, 2019

The Chamber Music Intensive came to speak about their program with Anna Singer. Directors Amaury Morales and Carrie Erdely brought students, current and past, to speak about their experience with the five-day long summer camp filled with plenty of chamber music and masterclasses. For more information, visit www.pghcmic.com.

Sarah Hall - The Frick - "A Sporting Vision" - Jun 14, 2019

Frick Art Museum Curator Sarah Hall takes you on a guided tour of "A Sporting Vision: the Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art" from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art opening June 15th and running through September 8th at the Frick in Point Breeze. The work of George Stubbs, born 1724, is featured prominently with many of his detailed paintings of horses. The grand finale is Philip Reinagle’s Portrait of an Extraordinary Musical Dog. With paws on the keyboard she seems to be playing Mozart or is it God Save The Queen?

Chamber Music Pittsburgh - Fire & Grace & Ash - Jun 13, 2019

Thursday June 13th, 8pm at the Ace Hotel in East Liberty, violinist Edwin Huizinga who performs often with Apollo’s Fire and Tafelmusik as well as Acronym  (recently visiting Renaissance and Baroque) with mandolinist Ashley Broder and guitarist William Coulter played live in the Bayer Broadcast Center on the QED Morning Show.   Their concert is the opening event for Chamber Music Pittsburgh. They played the Bach Double Concerto which segues into the traditional folk tune Cuckoo’s Nest and the Waltz of the Little Girls, a traditional French Canadian Folk Tune

Pittsburgh Girls Choir - Jun 11, 2019

The Pittsburgh Girls Choir perform a concert titled "Anne Frank: Hope and Remembrance" Wednesday June 12th, 7pm at Rodef Shalom.   The Choirs Artistic Director Kathryn Barnard and some students stopped by to chat with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the concert.  



Walter Morales - Bach Beethoven and Brunch - Jun 7, 2019

The 2019 Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert series kicks on Sunday June 16th with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra.  Music Director Walter Morales stopped by to talk about their program and what's special about performing in the outdoors! 



Sarah Aziz - Three Rivers Arts Festival - Jun 6, 2019

The Three Rivers Arts Festival begins this weekend.  The Director of the Arts Festival, Sarah Aziz, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about this year's events.  



Nat 28 - Jun 6, 2019

New Music ensemble Nat 28 with flutist and Artistic Director Zoe Sorrell plus  Allysun Huneycutt , clarinet and Executive Director and colleagues visited the WQED-FM studio to preview their concert Saturday June 8th in Mount Lebanon at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church at 8pm. The played Kati Agoc's "Immutable Dreams" and explained how it fit into the theme "In Spite of All This."  

Renova Music Festival - May 31, 2019

WQED-FM's Joanna Li spoke with Nanette Solomon and Joshua Zona about the Renova Music Festival - taking place June 2-15 in New Castle, PA.