Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Monique Mead - Jul 29, 2019

Violinist Monique Mead stopped by WQED-FM to talk about her "Beethoven in the Face of Adversity" project, where she is playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto 50 times in 250 days.  

David Allen Wehr - Best of the Bluff - Jul 26, 2019

Duquesne Piano Chair, David Allen Wehr, stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the "Best of the Bluff" concert series, kicking off this Sunday (July 28th), 3pm at PNC Recital Hall.  This first concert is titled "Blues and Ballads at the Movies."   Plus, he performs live on the air.



Pittsburgh Center for the Arts - Tina Dillman - Jul 26, 2019

Tina Dillman, Director of Exhibitions and Programming at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, walks you through some of the new exibitions at the Center.  

RAD Interview - Kathryn Barnard - Pittsburgh Girls Choir - Jul 25, 2019

Kathryn Barnard of the Pittsburgh Girls Choir tells us about the organization, the importance of RAD funding, and upcoming concerts for the Choir. 



RAD Interview - Mary Frances Cooper - Carnegie Libraries - Jul 25, 2019

The President and Director of the Carngegie Library of Pittsburgh stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the state of the libraries in Pittsburgh, their involvement in the community, and why libraries are still important in the 'digital age.'  



RAD Interview - Mike Gable - Pittsburgh Department of Public Works - Jul 24, 2019

Mike Gable talks about everything the Department of Public Works does for the residents of the city of Pittsburgh, as well as for the visitors to Pittsburgh.

Akemi May - Monet and the Modern City - Jul 24, 2019

Take a tour of the "Monet and the Modern City" Exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art.  Akemi May provides some details on the exhibit and what to look for when viewing the Exhibition, which runs through September 2nd.


RAD Interview - Kevin McMahon - Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - Jul 24, 2019

Kevin McMahon, CEO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, tells you about the wide ranging activities of the Trust, the importance of RAD funding, sharing thoughts about the future of the arts in an internet crazed world, the issue of crime in downtown Pittsburgh, the history and unique nature of the Trust, whether we can get back to having an orchestra for the Nutcracker, and if Cincinnati is doing a better job with their opera, symphony and ballet.

Sylvia Fields, Janine Woods and Alejandra Castillo - YWCA - Jul 24, 2019

The Executive Director of the Eden Hall Foundation, RAD Board Member, and national YWCA Board member, Sylvia Fields, stopped by the QED Morning Show - bringing along the new CEO of the Pittsburgh YWCA, Janine Woods, and the CEO of the YWCA nationally Alejandra Castillo. They spoke about the work of the Y and the efforts to empower women, help achieve parity in wages among women and men, work with racial inequality for women, and much more.  Listening to music by English suffragist Ethel Smyth, they spoke about the suffrage movement and the role of the arts in women’s lives pointing out that some of the Y facilities have had world class architectural design and promote music and the arts. Sylvia Fields spoke about the work of the Eden Hall Foundation and its affiliation with Chatham University.  As they point out in closing, The Village People have a popular song titled YMCA but the YWCA sing a song of love every day the door has opened for the last century and a half.

Ron Carnivalli - 2019 Flood City Music Festival - Jul 22, 2019

The 2019 Flood City Music Festival runs August 2nd and 3rd at People's Natural Gas Park in Johnstown.  It's another killer line up of bands, headlined by the Gin Blossoms.  Festival Chairman Ron Carnivalli stopped by WQED-FM to talk with Bryan Sejvar about this year's festival and encourages people from Pittsburgh to make the easy drive to Johnstown for this event!