Voice of the Arts
At the Arts Education Partnership's national conference in Pittsburgh, Heather Noonan of the League of American Orchestras talks with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham.
River City Brass Music Director James Gourlay gives an overview of the band's new season, beginning with a program titled "42nd Street."
Duquesne's Beethoven on the Bluff series resumes with the Ninth Symphony for two pianos, a quintet for piano and winds, and the first-ever Romantic song cycle in a program titled "Ode to Joy." Pianist and Artistic Director David Allen Wehr previews Season Two: The Late Years.
Belfast native Matt Torney discusses PICT Classic Theater's production of "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme." The guest director led "Sherlock Holmes and the Crucifer of Blood" last year, and now directs Frank McGuinness's play about eight young men from varying backgrounds who become a Northern Irish 'band of brothers' on the way to one of World War I's bloodiest battles.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to J. Michael Flanigan - an appraiser on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow" and who will be attending the Sewickley Antiques Show on Saturday September 20th.
Western PA native Jerry Grcevich, regarded as one of the greatest tamburitza (Croatian string music) performers alive today, has performed, recorded and toured throughout Europe and the United States for the past three decades. First Fridays at the Frick presents the Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra on Aug. 1, 2014.
Todd Wagner previews Johnstown's annual festival of blues, funk, country, bluegrass, zydeco, folk and other pop and roots music styles, the Flood City Music Festival, set for Aug. 1st through 3rd, 2014.
Tubist David Knapp of the Carnegie Brass previews the quintet's return to Bach, Beethoven and Brunch on August 3rd at Mellon Park. Brass in the park ... what could be better.
Founded at Carnegie Mellon, where it is now Ensemble-in-Residence, the C Street Brass closes Chamber Music Pittsburgh's "Just Summer" series win collaboration with DJ Jakeisrain at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater on July 24th. Trombonist Gabriel Colby tells Jim Cunningham about the concert program.
The violinist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Nathalie Shaw, gives this summer's Showcase Concert on July 23rd at City Theater. The English-born instrumentalist talks about her program of solo repertoire which includes a premiere and works by Pittsburgh composers.