Voice of the Arts

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Eugene Drucker - Emerson String Quartet - Aug 1, 2016

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with Eugene Drucker, violinist with the Emerson String Quartet, about the group's newest recording - the 52-CD set titled "Emerson String Quartet: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophone."

Scott DeLisi - Aug 1, 2016

Scott DeLisi is a former US Ambassador to Nepal. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Mr. DeLisi about a concert taking place in Pittsburgh August 16th with the Nepali musical group "Sur Sudha." The concert takes place at Bellefield Hall at 7pm and will benefit the ongoing earthquake relief work in Nepal.

Craig Cannon - Jul 29, 2016

Craig Cannon stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the Pittsburgh Boy Choir and Belle Voci. Also hear musical samples from each group.

Janice Coppola - Klezlectic - Jul 28, 2016

Klezlectic performs at this weekend's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert (July 31, 2016). Janice Coppola stopped by WQED-FM and talked to Bryan Sejvar about the group, what they'll play at the concert and the experience of playing at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch.

Todd Wagner - Flood City Music Festival 2016 - Jul 27, 2016

The Flood City Music Festival returns to Johnstown August 4th through 7th. Todd Wagner stopped by WQED-FM to talk to WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar about this years festival lineup.

Alex Jones - Aeolian Winds - Jul 22, 2016

This weekend, the Aeolian Winds perform at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch - Sunday morning, 10:30am at Mellon Park. Alex Jones stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the concert.

Robert Frankenberry & Christina Overton - Jul 22, 2016

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's Summerfest concludes this weekend. Christina Overton, who is the lead in "Kiss Me Kate" and Robert Frankenberry, who is conducting the Night Caps concerts, stopped by the QED Morning Show.

Sha Wang - Geneva International Piano Festival 2016 - Jul 19, 2016

Pianist and Geneva College professor Sha Wang brought her musicians ranging in age from 5 to 16 to the Bayer Broadcast Center to talk about the Geneva International Piano Festival. Jackson Hunt played the Chopin Revolutionary Etude on the Gibson Capital Management Steinway.

Andrey Nemzer and Lara Lynn McGill - Jul 11, 2016

Jim Cunningham interviews Lara Lynn McGill (Cleopatra) and Andrey Nemzer (Caesar) who are singing Handel’s opera "Julius Cesar" at the Winchester Thurston auditorium in Shadyside July 15,17 and 23 for Opera Theater’s Summerfest. Andrey also talks about his Three Countertenors concert for Summerfest.

Mildred Miller Posvar & Kara Cornell - Jul 7, 2016

Mildred Miller Posvar, founder of Opera Theater, and Kara Cornell, the Carmen in Opera Theater's production of "Carmen the Gypsy" stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Jim Cunningham about the Opera Theater Summerfest season.