Voice of the Arts

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Sean Jones - Jun 17, 2015

Trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones opens the Just Summer series for Chamber Music Pittsburgh Thursday evening at the Kelly Strayhorn and leads a concert for the Jazz Live Festival for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust this weekend. Sean talks about his work in Boston at the Berklee School of Music, leaving the Wynton Marsalis Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, his Pittsburgh Experiences, playing classical music and jazz and much more.

Marty Ashby and Gloria Reuben - Jun 15, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chatted with Marty Ashby, Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, and actress/singer Gloria Reuben about the Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration taking place at Heinz Hall on Tuesday June 16th.

Richard Teaster - Steel City Men's Chorale - Jun 3, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Richard Teaster, director of the Steel City Men's Chorale, about their upcoming concert on Sunday June 7th, 3pm, at First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Teaster also talks about the latest with the Pitt Men's Glee Club and their recently concluded tour of Italy.

Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project - Jun 3, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to members of the Unrehearsed Shakespeare Project. They are presenting "Much Adoe about Nothing" beginning July 11th at locations around town.

Unseam'd Shakespeare Company's "Out of this Furnace" - Jun 1, 2015

WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar talks to members of the Unseam'd Shakespeare Company's production of "Out of this Furnace" - the story of immigrant steelworkers and their families. Interviewed are director Lisa Ann Goldsmith, and actors Tammy Tsai, Charles Beikert, and Charles David Richards. The production runs from June 4th through the 27th, 2015 at the Studio Theater in the Cathedral of Learning.

Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Live - May 18, 2015

WQED-FM's Live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra from Heinz Hall on May 17, 2015.

Steve Kovac - Carnegie Science Center - May 14, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Carnegie Science Center Director of Visitor Services Steve Kovac, about the upcoming Omnimax program "D Day: Normandy 1944", opening May 15th.

Elliot Dinkin - Cowden Associates - May 14, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews Cowden Associates President and CEO Elliot Dinkin about their support for WQED-FM.

Geneva College International Music Festival - 2015 - May 11, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Dr. Nanette Solomon and Dr. Sha Wang about the Geneva International Piano Institute taking place July 18-26 at Geneva College.

George Casselberry - May 6, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to George Casselberry, composer of "Woodlands Music" which will be performed by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra on Saturday May 9th, 3pm at Thiel College.