Voice of the Arts
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble pianist Oscar Michaelsson talks about the Gershwin Sleepless night prelude which he plays this season with vocalization from Artistic Director Kevin Noe. Oscar was born in Sweden not far from Gothenburg. His Dad is a composer who loves the blues. He now lives in Vienna but he loves his time in the summer in Pittsburgh. He plays the long unpublished prelude in the WQED-FM studio on the Gibson Capital management Steinway.
Interim Executive Director of the Mattress Factory, Hayley Haldeman, spoke with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the latest news from the Mattress Factory, the importance of art for Pittsburghers, and her love of classical music!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.