Voice of the Arts

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Paul Juon - The Russian Brahms - Feb 16, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Igor Kraevsky, Jennifer Orchard and Mikhail Istomin about their upcoming concert titled "Paul Juon - The Russian Brahms." The concert features works for violin, cello, and piano by Dvorak, Brahms, Paul Juon and Valery Gavrilin. Artists: Jennifer Orchard, violin; Mikhail Istomin, cello; Igor Kraevsly & Agnes Dubois-Chauvet, piano (four hands).

Anton Armstrong - St. Olaf Choir Interview - Feb 6, 2015

Anton Armstrong, conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, talks about the choir and their upcoming visit to Heinz Hall (Tuesday February 10, 2015).

Duane Michals - Jan 29, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews photographer Duane Michals and the Carnegie Museum of Art's Linda Benedict-Jones about the retrospective "Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals" on view at the Carnegie through March 2, 2015.

Rodrigo Ojeda - Pictures at an Exhibition - Jan 29, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Rodrigo Ojeda about the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's upcoming performance of "Pictures at an Exhibition."

Sounds Upstairs - Jan 29, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to David Mahler and the members of the "Sounds Upstairs" vocal group. Their next performance is Sunday February 1st, 3:30pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Krzysztof Urbanski - Jan 29, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews conductor Krzysztof Urbanski, who is making his Heinz Hall debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra January 30th through February 1st, 2015.

Andrey Nemzer & Ulilana Kozhevnikova - Jan 22, 2015

Countertenor Andrey Nemzer and pianist Uliana Kozhevnikova preview their January 25, 2015 recital at Chatham University. Both born in and around Moscow, Russia, the two musicians have become very active in the musical scene of their adopted city, Pittsburgh.

Mohammed Fairouz Interview - Jan 19, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Mohammed Fairouz, composer of "Sumeida's Song", which Pittsburgh Opera will perform in February 2015.

Ed Leonard - Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh Unfrozen Concert - Jan 14, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Ed Leonard, Artistic Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh about their "Unfrozen" concert on Saturday January 15th at Kresge Hall on the campus of CMU.

Elvis Lives Interview - Jan 7, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews Victor Trevino, Jr. - one of the Elvis impersonators performing in the "Elvis Lives" production taking place at the Benedum on January 10th.