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C Street Brass's Gabriel Colby - Jul 24, 2014

Founded at Carnegie Mellon, where it is now Ensemble-in-Residence, the C Street Brass closes Chamber Music Pittsburgh's "Just Summer" series win collaboration with DJ Jakeisrain at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater on July 24th. Trombonist Gabriel Colby tells Jim Cunningham about the concert program.

PNME's Nathalie Shaw - Jul 23, 2014

The violinist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Nathalie Shaw, gives this summer's Showcase Concert on July 23rd at City Theater. The English-born instrumentalist talks about her program of solo repertoire which includes a premiere and works by Pittsburgh composers.

David Cutler & Project Pinata - Jul 16, 2014

David Cutler and Project Pinata perform for Chamber Music Pittsburgh on Thursday, July 17th at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Duquesne University graduate and composer David Cutler speaks with QED's Jim Cuninngham.

Judith O'Toole of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art - Jul 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Westmoreland Musuem of American Art Director and CEO Judith O'Toole about the latest exhibits at the Museum.

PNME's Kevin Noe - Jul 12, 2014

PNME Artistic Director Kevin Noe describes his events for 2014 as the ensemble continues its signature seamless weave of musical, lighting and dramatic elements.

Jasmina Halimic - Jun 13, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Bosnian-American soprano Jasmina Halimic about her "Slavic Songbook" recital on Saturday June 14th at First Baptist Church. She will sing works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and Lysenko, as well as world premieres by Despic and Prebanda with Alaine Fink, piano.

Veronica Corpuz - Three Rivers Arts Festival - Jun 12, 2014

Veronica Corpuz speaks about the headline events of the 2014 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival in downtown Pittsburgh, June 6-15, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Corpuz is the Trust's Director of Festival Management and Special Projects.

Resonance Works - Natural Frequency - Jun 6, 2014

"Natural Frequency" features Resonance Works' chamber orchestra and singers plus photographs by Chuck Beard that resonate with music by Debussy, Barber, Copland and Nancy Galbraith that evokes the natural world. Maria Sensi Sellner conducts at the New Hazlett Theater, June 7th & 8th.

Liam Bonner - May 29, 2014

Baritone Liam Bonner sings for the Pittsburgh Concert Society on June 1, after appearances with L. A. Opera and Houston Grand Opera. Bonner sang in musicals at Pittsburgh's Central Catholic High School before studying opera at CMU and creating the role of Lt. Audebert in the world premiere of Kevin Puts's 2012 Pulitzer-winning opera "Silent Night," inspired by the World War I Christmas truce.

Patricia Ward Kelly - May 19, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with Patricia Ward Kelly about "Gene Kelly: A Legacy" - her compelling presentation combining rare and familiar film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings, personal memorabilia, and insights culled from her hours of interviews and conversations with her husband.