Voice of the Arts
Prime Stage entertains, inspires and enriches lives through professional theatre by bringing literature to life. Tina Cerny, Assistant Operations Director, tells our Jim Cunningham all about the the Theatre and its upcoming season at the New Hazlett Theater.
Jazz pianist Craig Davis, hailed by singer Tony Bennett as "the best jazz pianist I've ever heard," will be performing a special concert of Golden Age classics and film music from Katharine Hepburn's most celebrated Broadway and Hollywood performances at the Frick on Thursday October 24th, 7pm. Accompanying Craig will be Sam Harris on upright bass, Jeremy Papay on drums, and vocalist Sari Gruber. Craig stopped by to give us more information on the concert.
Explore your Future at the Job and Career Fair hosted by PA Careerlink, CCBC and WQED at Beaver Valley Mall on Thursday October 24th. The free event is designed to spark interest in high-demand professions, and connect attendees with resources for realizing their career aspirations. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from local businesses to explore their career interests. Also, attendees can find out about education and training opportunities. This event is open to high school students, parents, educators, adult learners and veterans. WQED-FM's Joanna Li spoke with Robert Stinson and Stefanie Doyle about the Career Fair.
First Lutheran Church is presenting a hymn festival celebrating the hundredth birthday of noted Lutheran organist and composer Paul Manz, featuring organists Ann Labounsky, Joyce Moon Strobel, and Cynthia Pock; and the parish choirs of First Lutheran Church, Church of the Redeemer (Sq. Hill), and St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Commentary and narration will be provided by The Rev. Dr. Philip Pfatteicher. Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 PM. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham had a chance to interview Dr. Philip Pfatteicher about the Hymn Festival.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's Arthur Demeo.
Gemini Children’s Theater conducts interactive, musical performances for children and their families, acting classes, summer camps, outreach performances to daycare, pre-schools as well as elementary schools in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Jill Jeffrey spok with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the company.
Dave Rankin stopped by to tell us about their next concert at Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum. The concert, which takes place on October 20th, 4pm, is titled "Variations on a Harp" and features Harpist Isabel Cardenes, Violinist Andres Cardenes, and Violist Warren Davidson with music by Handel, Bach, Faure, and others.
It's the 50th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the company has big plans to celebrate. Executive Director Harris Ferris stopped by to tell what they have planned, as well as to talk about their upcoming season.
Robin Meloy Goldsby spoke with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the piano; her upcoming performance at Chatham University, and much more.
WQED-FM's Joanna Li spoke with Edgewood Symphony Orchestra Music Director Walter Morales about the history of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, as well as their upcoming season. Their season opening concert begins October 19th, with featured soloist Kathy Soroka, who also joins in on the conversation.