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Eugene Alcalay - Apr 24, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interview Eugene Alcalay about the upcoming memorial concert for former PSO member Linda Fischer.

Richard Rauh - Apr 9, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham has a conversation with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra patron Richard Rauh.

Anne Metzger Conversation - Apr 9, 2014

Jim Cunningham talks to Carnegie Science Center Co-Director Anne Metzger.

Robert Moir - Music 101 - 4/7/14 - Apr 7, 2014

Robert Moir, Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning & Audience Engagement of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra discusses the next Music 101 discussion. The topic is how to put a music season together.

Trio Nova Mundi - Apr 3, 2014

Pittsburgh's Trio Nova Mundi performs music by mostly American composers in its local debut. Founded at Rice University by violinist Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, the trio recently toured Africa and will perform April 6th at the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside. Gutierrez, pianist Becky Billock and cellist Elisa Kohanski talk about the program for their upcoming concert.

Kathleen George on "The Johnstown Girls" - Apr 2, 2014

University of Pittsburgh Professor of Theater and Writing, Kathleen George, talks about her new book "The Johnstown Girls."

Pittsburgh Klezmer Festival - Mar 18, 2014

Brave Old World director Alan Bern joins PSO concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley & clarinetist Susanne Ortner-Roberts for a night of virtuoso klezmer at Rodef Shalom on Thu. 3/20. They talk about their ties to this music and to one another,

Patricia Prattis Jennings - Mar 17, 2014

Pianist and writer Patricia Prattis Jennings spent more than 40 years with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, serving as Principal Keyboard Artist. She was the first African-American woman to join the PSO, and she edited the periodical "Symphonium," about and for African-American symphony members, as a sideline. Ms. Jennings has published an anthology of essays about the changes she has witnessed titled "In One Era and Out the Other," and she shares a few insights with QED's Jim Cunningham.

Julia Adam on "Ketubah" - Mar 13, 2014

Canadian-born Julia Adam celebrates her Jewish roots in "Ketubah" (The Wedding Contract), a ballet set to klezmer music. Pittsburgh Ballet Theater performs Ketubah as part of its "3x3" program at the August Wilson Center through March 16th.

Pittsburgh Savoyards 75th Anniversary - Guy Russo Interview - Mar 3, 2014

Jim Cunningham interviews Guy Russo about the 75th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Savoyards, along with their upcoming production of "Utopia Limited."