Voice of the Arts

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Donald Fellows - Jul 7, 2016

St. Paul Cathedral Director of Music Donald Fellows details the schedule of guest organists in the free Sunday afternoon 4pm series on the Beckerath organ in Oakland. He also reveals the most performed music for weddings, suggests where to look when you can’t see the organist in the choir loft, and describes the architectural and sonic glory of the Cathedral.

Rachelmae Pulliam & Dante Horvath of Band of Brother's Shakespeare Company - Jul 7, 2016

Rachelmae Pulliam and Dante Horvath star in William Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing" for Band of Brother’s Shakespeare Company - performing July 14th through the 23rd in Johnstown's Stackhouse Park. They describe the beauty of hearing Shakespeare in the great outdoors, describe their roles, suggest a good restaurant in Johnstown, and suggest where to park.

Aron Zelkowicz - Jul 7, 2016

Cellist Aron Zelkowicz stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Jim Cunningham about two new CD releases which came about because of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival that Aron organizes.

Kevin Noe - Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble - Jul 1, 2016

Jim Cunningham interviews Kevin Noe of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble about their upcoming season.

Etta Cox - Jun 28, 2016

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents beloved Pittsburgh Jazz Singer Etta Cox at the Kelly Strahorn Theater on Thursday June 30th, 7:30pm. She stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Jim Cunningham about the concert and her wonderful career.

Jon Burlingame - Jun 24, 2016

Jim Cunningham speaks with the Los Angeles based writer for Variety and the author of numerous books about film music. Topics include Pittsburgh born Jay Livingston and his Mr. Ed theme, Billy Bay, Dimitri Tiomkin and the Rhapsody of Steel, John Williams, David Raksin’s Laura theme, Howard Shore and the Pittsburgh Symphony concert John Burlingame appeared in, Andre Previn, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, his best selling book The Music of James Bond and the rise of appreciation of film music in the classical music world.

Chris Botti - Jun 13, 2016

Jim Cunningham interviews Chris Botti about his upcoming concert with Joshua Bell at Chautauqua Institution.

Kathryn Barnard - May 16, 2016

Kathryn Barnard, conductor and founder of the Pittsburgh School for Choral Arts, stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their upcoming concerts.

R. James Whipple - May 16, 2016

R. James Whipple stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Renaissance City Winds concert on May 14th.

Tom Octave - May 16, 2016

Tom Octave stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Westmoreland Choral Society and their performance of Carmina Burana.