Voice of the Arts

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Terrance Orr and Benjamin Pope - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre - Oct 22, 2015

Jim Cunningham interviews Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Artistic Director Terrence Orr and Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra guest conductor Benjamin Pope discusses Janacek’s Sinfonietta for Jiri Kylian’s ballet, Hershey Kay’s music for Western Symphony and the beauty of live music in the pit.

Charles and Rachel Stegeman - Oct 20, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Orchestra members Charles and Rachel Stegeman.

Henry Papale Interview - Oct 19, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews former Point Park professor and composer Henry Paspale. His work will be featured in a concert given by Eric Dzugan.

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.