Voice of the Arts

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RAD Interview - Carol James and Patricia Tanner - Calliope House - Jul 11, 2019

Founded in 1976, Calliope is a nonprofit educational and presenting organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts.  Board Member Carol James and Executive Director Patricia Tanner stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the organization and their exciting plans for the upcoming season.



RAD Interview - North Hills Art Center - Jul 11, 2019

Founded in 1959, the North Hills Art Center is a place where people throughout the North Hills and surrounding areas could come and learn, express themselves, and appreciate all forms of art.  Each year, the Center presents five Gallery Shows and one or two Artisan Markets.  The Center's Executive Director, Kim Freithaler, and Board President Diane Pontoriero stopped by to tell us all about the North Hills Art Center.  

RAD Interview - Heather McElwee - Pittsburgh Glass Center - Jul 11, 2019

Pittsburgh Glass Center is a nonprofit, public-access education center; an art gallery; a state-of-the-art glass studio; a community builder; and a hub for innovation and creativity.  Executive Director Heather McElwee stopped by to talk about the Center, the many classes they offer, and much more.


RAD Interview - Christopher Powell - 2019 Pittsburgh Opera Festival - Jul 10, 2019

Works by Wagner and Fred Rogers highlight the 2019 Pittsburgh Opera Festival.  Executive Director Christopher Powell stopped by to talks about this year's performances.



RAD Interview - Beth Geatches - Arcade Comedy Theater - Jul 10, 2019

The Arcade Comedy Theater's Director of Development, Beth Geatches, stopped by WQED-FM to tell us all about the theater.   Founded in 2013, the Arcade Comedy Theater is dedicated to making the Pittsburgh community better through comedy.

RAD Interview - James Gourlay - River City Brass - Jul 10, 2019

James Gourlay of the River City Brass stopped by to talk about the band's summer plans, as well as preview their 2019-2020 season.  



RAD Interview - Christopher Hahn - Pittsburgh Opera - Jul 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn stopped by WQED-FM to talk about all things opera, including their upcoming season, the new Resident Artists and much more.



RAD Interview - North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band's R. Tad Greig - Jul 10, 2019

R. Tad Greig, Music Director of the North Pittsburgh Symphonic Band, stopped by to talk about their upcoming performance at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch, the concerts planned for their 2019-2020 season and much more.



Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - 2019 Season - Jul 9, 2019

Artistic Director of Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Kevin Noe joins soprano Lindsay Kesselman for concerts at City Theater starting July 12 and the screenings of the Little Grey Cat and The Flounder  by Kieren Macmillan at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville with headphones for binaural sound. The detail is in this conversation with Jim Cunningham. You’ll hear all about the PNME visit to the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and the composers who will be featured in concerts this season.      

Tome Cousin and Robert Frankenberry - Pittsburgh Festival Opera - Jul 9, 2019

Pittsburgh Festival Opera presents two Mrs. Rogers Operas, "Windstorm in Bubbleland" and "Spoon Mountain," beginning July 13th at the Falk Auditorium at Winchester Thurston School.  Stage Director Tome Cousin and Music Director Robert Frankenberry stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the opera's.