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Maria Sensi Sellner - "Cinderella" - Apr 20, 2016

Resonance Works founder and conductor Maria Sensi Sellner with Cinderella Rachele Schmiege from the cast of Cendrillon by Jules Massenet talking with Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show Wednesday. The opera is presented at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty Friday night, April 22nd, at 8pm and Sunday afternoon, April 24th, at 3pm. WQED-FM’s Anna Singer is the Fairy Godmother! Sung in French with surtitles.

Gretchen Franz - Apr 15, 2016

Gretchen Franz conducts her newly formed Seraphic Singers and their concert Sunday April 17 4pm at Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church with a hand picked auditioned and fully professional dream ensemble of vocalists including WQED-FM’s Sara Botkin.

La Calisto - Apr 13, 2016

Members of the cast of La Calisto by Francesco Cavalli discuss their production for CMU Opera with Thomas Douglas conducting at the Chosky Theater April 9, 2016 The headline in the CMU Tartan described the event : “ La Calisto is a raging carnival of love and lust CMU School of Music enthralls audience with the songs of nymphs, the lament of shepherds and the wrath of gods."

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater - La Corsaire - Apr 13, 2016

Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra conductor Charles Barker and stage director Anna Marie Holmes discuss the debut production at the Benedum Center of Le Corsaire with music from Adolphe Adam and others.

Elliot Dinkin - Cowden Associates - Apr 11, 2016

Elliot Dinkin talks about Cowden Associates and why supporting WQED-FM is a good business decision.

Claire Jones - Apr 8, 2016

The Royal Harpist Claire Jones talks about her new cd, her stops in Pittsburgh for the harp society, knowing the royal family and their interest in classical music and being part of the royal wedding.

Don Franklin - Apr 8, 2016

Don Franklin stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Renaissance and Baroque production of "The Fairy Queen."

Lee Pringle - Apr 8, 2016

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Lee Pringle, Founder and Director of the "Colour of Music" Festival, taking place in Pittsburgh April 28th and 29th, 2016.

Terrence Orr - Pittsburgh Ballet Theater - Apr 8, 2016

Terrence Orr of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's upcoming production of "Le Corsaire."

Anqwenique Wingfield - Apr 5, 2016

Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents Anqwenique Wingfield at the Cloakroom at the Livermore Tuesday April 12 2016 7pm. She tells us all about it, her work with Hope Academy with Groove Aesthetic and much more.