Voice of the Arts

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RAD Interview - Jill Jeffrey - Gemini Children's Theater - Oct 21, 2019

Gemini Children’s Theater conducts interactive, musical performances for children and their families, acting classes, summer camps, outreach performances to daycare, pre-schools as well as elementary schools in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.  Jill Jeffrey spok with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the company.



Robert Stinson and Stefanie Doyle - Pennsylvania Careerlink - Oct 21, 2019

Explore your Future at the Job and Career Fair hosted by PA Careerlink, CCBC and WQED at Beaver Valley Mall on Thursday October 24th. The free event is designed to spark interest in high-demand professions, and connect attendees with resources for realizing their career aspirations. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from local businesses to explore their career interests. Also, attendees can find out about education and training opportunities. This event is open to high school students, parents, educators, adult learners and veterans.  WQED-FM's Joanna Li spoke with Robert Stinson and Stefanie Doyle about the Career Fair.

First Lutheran Church - Hymn Festival - Oct 21, 2019

First Lutheran Church is presenting a hymn festival celebrating the hundredth birthday of noted Lutheran organist and composer Paul Manz, featuring organists Ann Labounsky, Joyce Moon Strobel, and Cynthia Pock; and the parish choirs of First Lutheran Church, Church of the Redeemer (Sq. Hill), and St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Commentary and narration will be provided by The Rev. Dr. Philip Pfatteicher. Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 PM.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham had a chance to interview Dr. Philip Pfatteicher about the Hymn Festival.

Dave Rankin - Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum - Oct 17, 2019

Dave Rankin stopped by to tell us about their next concert at Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum.   The concert, which takes place on October 20th, 4pm, is titled "Variations on a Harp" and features Harpist Isabel Cardenes, Violinist Andres Cardenes, and Violist Warren Davidson with music by Handel, Bach, Faure, and others.  



RAD Interview - Harris Ferris - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Oct 17, 2019

It's the 50th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the company has big plans to celebrate.  Executive Director Harris Ferris stopped by to tell what they have planned, as well as to talk about their upcoming season.   

Robin Meloy Goldsby - Oct 15, 2019

Robin Meloy Goldsby spoke with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the piano; her upcoming performance at Chatham University, and much more.



RAD Interview - Edgewood Symphony Orchestra - Oct 14, 2019

WQED-FM's Joanna Li spoke with Edgewood Symphony Orchestra Music Director Walter Morales about the history of the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, as well as their upcoming season.  Their season opening concert begins October 19th, with featured soloist Kathy Soroka, who also joins in on the conversation.



RAD Interview - Melia Tourangeau - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Oct 11, 2019

Melia Tourangeau, the President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, sat down with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham to discuss all things PSO!  She talks about the current season; the upcoming European tour; their annual RADical Days concert; and much more.  

Rick Sebak - "My Interview with Fred" - Oct 10, 2019

Tonight, Thursday October 10th, 8pm on WQED TV, Rick Sebak's new Nebby program, "My Interview with Fred" airs.  He stopped by the QED Morning Show this morning to talk about the documentary with Jim Cunningham.



Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "Don Giovanni" - Oct 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera Music Director Antony Walker talks about the music of Mozart's "Don Giovanni."