Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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RAD Interview - Rene Conrad - New Hazlett Theater - Oct 7, 2019

Rene Conrad, the Executive Director of the New Hazlett Theater, chatted with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the history of the theater; upcoming events at the location; and how you can rent the Theater for your next event!



RAD Interview - Carolina Thor - Tull Family Theater - Oct 7, 2019

In October 2011, a group of civic leaders identified a resource missing in communities northwest of Pittsburgh: an independent cinema. The nonprofit Village Theater Company was formed and fundraising began for construction of a brand-new facility. With the support of Sewickley borough and hundreds of families, the Tull Family Theater launched in February 2017.  The Executive Director of the Theater is Carolina Thor.  

RAD Interview - John McCabe - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall - Oct 7, 2019

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham conducts a lengthy interview with the CEO of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, John McCabe.  John talks about the history of the Hall; some of the historic events to take place there; some upcoming events people should look forward to; and more.  

David Smith - Oct 4, 2019

David Smith chats with Jim Cunningham about his recent Clara Schumann concerts "Passion and Song: The Voice of Clara Schumann", which took place at Third Presbyterian Church on September 21, 2019.

RAD Interview - Kevin Jenkins - Manchester Bidwell Corporation - Oct 4, 2019

Kevin Jenkins, the President and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation, stopped by to talk about the organization, the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, and the importance of RAD funding.  

Serena Bond & Laura Steffanina - Oct 4, 2019

Get to know the WQED Customer Service folks!   Jim Cunningham interviews Serena Bond and Laura Steffanina, who will answer any of your WQED-FM questions with a smile!!



Sylvia Berry - Oct 4, 2019

One of North America’s leading exponents of the fortepiano, Sylvia Berry makes her Pittsburgh debut with sonatas by Haydn, Clementi, and J.C. Bach, and Beethoven’s Variations on “God Save the King,” performed on an original John Broadwood & Son fortepiano.   WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke with Sylvia about the concert.



Organist Janette Fishell - Oct 4, 2019

The Organ Artists Series (OAS) of Pittsburgh will present organist Dr. Janette Fishell in concert on Friday, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Saint Paul Cathedral. The concert will be co-presented with the Saint Paul Cathedral Concert Series.  Janette stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the concert.



RAD Interview - Colleen Doyno - Pittsburgh Musical Theater - Oct 4, 2019

Pittsburgh Musical Theater was founded in 1990 with the vision of creating a regional musical theater company committed to creating quality productions featuring the best of Pittsburgh's own professional talent at a price affordable to all residents, especially children and families.  Executive Artistic Director Colleen Doyno spoke with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the Theater and it's upcoming season.



Chris Fennimore - Oct 3, 2019

WQED's Chris Fennimore stopped by the radio station to tell us about his new book - "Stuffed: Luscious Filled Treats from Savory to Sweet."