Voice of the Arts

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Ethan Laplaca - Jul 15, 2015

This Sunday (7/19/15), 4pm at St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland, organist Ethan Laplaca will give a recital as part of the Summer Organ Concert Series. Ethan talked to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the recital.

Clem Rolin - West Hills Symphonic Band - Jul 15, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Clem Rolin, conductor of the West Hills Symphonic Band. The band will be performing at this week's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert (July 19, 2015).

Keith Lockhart - Jul 10, 2015

On Wednesday July 8th, CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart conducted the Brevard Festival Chamber Orchestra in Reza Vali's "The Ancient Call (Calligraphy No. 13)." The piece features Neil Berntsen — a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony's trumpet section — performing on a microtonal trumpet. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked with Maestro Lockhart about the performance, the latest with the Boston Pops, and his remembrances of attending Carnegie Mellon University.

Jeffrey Nytch - Jul 9, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble President Jeffrey Nytch about their 2015 concert season.

Johnny Mathis - Jul 1, 2015

Johnny Mathis returns to Pittsburgh to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Thursday July 16th. WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar talks to Johnny Mathis about his illustrious career.

Sarah Hall and Susanne Wilkinson - Jun 29, 2015

Sarah Hall and Susanne Wilkison from the Frick Art and Historical Center stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the current exhibit "Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills", along with the First Friday's at the Frick concert taking place on July 3rd.

International Barbershop Convention - Jun 25, 2015

The International Barbershop Convention is coming to Pittsburgh June 28th through July 5th. Steve Wyszomierski (District President of the Barbershop Harmony Society) and Ryan Perrotte (owner of In Tune with the Arts Studio), joined WQED-FM's Anna Singer to talk about the upcoming convention.

Larry Allen and Alan Lewis - Jun 23, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Larry Allen and Alan Lewis about the 2015 American Guild of Organists Mid-Atlantic Regional Convention taking place in Pittsburgh June 21-24, 2015.

Steel City Harmonizers - Jun 23, 2015

WQED-FM intern Adrienne Lotto interviews some members of the Steel City Harmonizers. They are performing at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch on Sunday June 21st from 10:30 to noon at Mellon Park.

Sean Jones - Jun 17, 2015

Trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones opens the Just Summer series for Chamber Music Pittsburgh Thursday evening at the Kelly Strayhorn and leads a concert for the Jazz Live Festival for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust this weekend. Sean talks about his work in Boston at the Berklee School of Music, leaving the Wynton Marsalis Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, his Pittsburgh Experiences, playing classical music and jazz and much more.