Voice of the Arts

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Christopher O'Riley - Sep 15, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to "From the Top" host Christopher O'Riley about his new CD "Beethoven Period."

Pittsburgh Music Alliance-Matt Dooley and Andrew Swenson - Sep 15, 2015

Andrew Swensen, Program Director of the Pittsburgh Music Alliance, and Matt Dooley, Executive Director of the Bach Choir, talk to Jim Cunningham about the upcoming season and the work of the Music Alliance. They have an event at the BE Gallery on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:30-7:30 at Be Galleries, located at 3583 Butler St. in Lawrenceville. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with the musicians and staff of the five music organizations in PMA and learn about their upcoming programs for the 2015-16 season.

Len Barcousky - Sep 4, 2015

Len Barcousky is a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette writing the weekly Eyewitness column which appears on Page 2 of the first section. He will speak on prominent British subjects who have visited Pittsburgh as part of Britsburgh Festival Wednesday evening September 9 at the Mansions on Fifth. He tells us about visits to Pittsburgh by Sir Winston Churchill, the Prince of Wales and Charles Dickens. Also his work in the archives, his book on the Civil War and how it affected Pittsburgh and visits by Enrico Caruso and more.

Pianist Nathan Carterette - Sep 3, 2015

Pianist Nathan Carterette is busy these days! He begins his "Poets of the Piano" series on Sepetmber 4, 2015 at Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill. He's also performing with the Tuesday Musical Club on Tuesday September 8th at Rodef Shalom. Nathan talks to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about his busy performance schedule.

Lawrence Loh - Sep 2, 2015

Former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh talks about the Neighborhood Concerts the Symphony is presenting this week. Maestro Loh will conduct members of the orchestra on Thursday September 3rd at the Elsie Hillman Auditorium at the Kaufmann Center, as well as Friday September 4th at Manchest Craftsmen's Guild. On top of that, he's received several new appointments in Syracuse, NY.

Dr. James Moore - Sep 2, 2015

Trumpeter Dr. James Moore performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday September 4th at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild. It's part of the PSO's Neighborhood week. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Moore about the concert.

Lynn Bechtold - Aug 26, 2015

Pittsburgh born violinist Lynn Bechtold stopped by WQED-FM to talk about her group Zentripetal and their new album.

Rocky Bleier - Aug 25, 2015

Steeler great Rocky Bleier joined the QED Morning Show to talk about his upcoming performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Monday August 31st at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. It's part of the Symphony's "Salute to Veterans."

Shakespeare in the Park - Aug 25, 2015

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks presents "King Lear" throughout September. Some cast members stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the production.

James Iman - Aug 14, 2015

Pianist James Iman has a kickstarter project underway to record works by Boulez, Amy, and more. He talked to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the project.