Voice of the Arts

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Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en el Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Music Director Antony Walker about the opera's music.

Natasha Wilson - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en al Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  Natasha Wilson sings the role of Rosalba.  She spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about her role, and how she went from New Zealand to Pittsburgh.  

 

RAD Interview - Kevin Hiles - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh - Nov 8, 2019

Kevin Hiles is the Interim President, as well as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Carnegie Musuems of Pittsburgh.  He talks about all of the exciting exhibits and events happening at the Carnegie Museums in the coming year.

 

 

Alexandra Loutsion - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en el Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  Alexandra Loustion sings the role of Florencia.  She spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about her role.  

Craig Verm - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en el Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  Singing the mystical role of Riolobo is Craig Verm.  He spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about his role and that this was the very first opera he saw live.

RAD Interview - Alan Stanford - PICT Theatre - Nov 6, 2019

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham sat down with PICT's Alan Stanford, who talks about their upcoming season, kicking off with "The Woman in Black" November 7-23 at the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED.  He talks about the rest of the season, as well as the importance of RAD funding to their group.

 

 

RAD Interview - Mark Southers - Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company - Nov 6, 2019

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company was founded by Mark Clayton Southers in 2003. The Company is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents. They also seek to nurture a racially and culturally diverse community of playwrights, directors, actors and technical specialists to hone their craft and to network creative opportunities.   Mark stopped by to talk more about the company.

 

 

Made in Brahms-Town - Maestro James Blachly - Johnstown Symphony Orchestra - Nov 5, 2019

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra continues it's 2019-2020 "Made in Johnstown" concert season with "Made in Brahms-town" this Saturday night, 7:30 at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.  They'll perform selections from Italian Opera's on the first half, and Brahms Symphony No. 1 in the 2nd half.  Music Director James Blachly spoke with WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar about the concert, the season overall and about a special meet and greet on Thursday November 7th at a local brewery.

 

 

Homecoming: Sgt. Hamilton's Long Journey - Nov 1, 2019

Sgt. Vernon Hamilton’s plane was shot down over Germany during World War II. The plane and remains of the 19-year-old Army Air Corps engineer-gunner from Monongahela, Pennsylvania were never found. Decades later, an excavation and forensics team bring long-awaited closure to his family. WQED explores the diligent work of those researchers, and the poignant “welcome home” from the people of his small hometown. WQED's David Solomon stopped by the QED Morning show to talk about the documentary, which will air on WQED TV on November 7th at 8pm, as well as the Special Screening Event for the documentary at Ringgold High School on November 6th.

 

 

RAD Interview - Milo Berezin - Union Project - Oct 29, 2019

Milo Berezin, Arts Education Coordinator, stopped by to talk about Union Project.  They are using the arts to help bridge gaps in communities.  Milo talks about the space they use as their home; the ceramic classes they offer, and some of their upcoming events.  

 

 

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