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Franceso-Lecce Chong - Oct 19, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's new Assistant Conductor Francesco-Lecce Chong, who conducts the Wilkinsburg Family Concert this Thursday (October 22), along with the Fiddlesticks concert on Saturday afternoon (October 24).

Mark Delevan - Oct 12, 2015

Jim Cunningham talks to Mark Delevan, who is playing Nabucco in the Pittsburgh Opera production of the opera.

Csilla Boross - Oct 12, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews Csilla Boross, who plays Abigaille in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Nabucco."

Christopher Hahn - Oct 12, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera's General Director, Christopher Hahn, talks about the season opening production of "Nabucco."

Antony Walker - Oct 12, 2015

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker talks about the music in "Nabucco."

Violinist Sandro Leal Santiesteban - Sep 23, 2015

Violinist Sandro Leal Santiesteban talks about his program for the Pittsburgh Concert Society September 27 at 2:00 in the CMU Kresge Theater as a competition winner, his native Cuba, his teacher Cyrus Forough, his conducting Mom and he plays Ysaye and Kreisler in the WQEDFM studio.

Trio Rizi - Sep 23, 2015

The Trio Rizi discuss their concerts as winners of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition in Johnstown Saturday September 26th 7:30 at the First Presbyterian Church on Lincoln Street and Sunday afternoon September 27 2pm at the Kresge Theater CMU. Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano, Alyssa Wang, violin and Evan Kahn,cello with Shostakovich recorded at WQED-FM.

Christopher O'Riley - Sep 15, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to "From the Top" host Christopher O'Riley about his new CD "Beethoven Period."

Pittsburgh Music Alliance-Matt Dooley and Andrew Swenson - Sep 15, 2015

Andrew Swensen, Program Director of the Pittsburgh Music Alliance, and Matt Dooley, Executive Director of the Bach Choir, talk to Jim Cunningham about the upcoming season and the work of the Music Alliance. They have an event at the BE Gallery on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:30-7:30 at Be Galleries, located at 3583 Butler St. in Lawrenceville. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with the musicians and staff of the five music organizations in PMA and learn about their upcoming programs for the 2015-16 season.

Len Barcousky - Sep 4, 2015

Len Barcousky is a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette writing the weekly Eyewitness column which appears on Page 2 of the first section. He will speak on prominent British subjects who have visited Pittsburgh as part of Britsburgh Festival Wednesday evening September 9 at the Mansions on Fifth. He tells us about visits to Pittsburgh by Sir Winston Churchill, the Prince of Wales and Charles Dickens. Also his work in the archives, his book on the Civil War and how it affected Pittsburgh and visits by Enrico Caruso and more.