Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Michael Gelfand - Greenville Symphony Orchestra - May 6, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunninghm interviews Michael Gelfand, Music Director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, about their concert this Saturday, 3pm at Thiel College.

Ping & Chatham Baroque - May 1, 2015

The superb madrigal quintet Ping, founded at CMU, joins Chatham Baroque in Monteverdi's "The Battle of Tancredi and Clorinda," Apr 30 to May 3, 2015. Chatham Baroque violinist Andrew Fouts and the singers of Ping preview their performance in a conversation with WQED-FM intern (and CMU voice student) Zach Mendez and with madrigals sung by Ping in our studio.

Sung-Im Kim - Apr 30, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews pianist Sung-Im Kim.

Marty Merkley - Chautauqua Institution - Apr 30, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Marty Merkley, Director of Programming at the Chautauqua Instituation, about the July 25th performance of Carmina Burana.

Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Interview - Apr 30, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Ted Evangelista and Phyliss Chvostal. They will present a scholarship concert May 31 at the Steinway Piano Gallery in the West End.

Rossen Milanov - Apr 30, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with Rossen Milanov - the new Music Director of the Chautauqua Symphony, who begins his first season this summer. He will also become Music Director of the Columbus Symphony next year having spent 11 seasons on the conducting staff of the Philadelphia Orchestra and recorded the Gliere Concerto with Gretchen van Hoesen Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Harp.

Mimi Jung Interview - Apr 30, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to violinist Mimi Jung, a student of Cyrus Forough at CMU, who is heading off to the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium Competition in Brussels.

August Wilson Day - Apr 23, 2015

Deesha Philyaw, Sala Udin and Todd Kreidler talk about August Wilson in anticipation of August Wilson Day in Pittsburgh on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Join the celebrations at the Hill House - Kaufmann Center from noon to 3 PM, and at the August Wilson Center at 8 PM.

Edgewood Symphony Orchestra - Perfect Pitch - Apr 20, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Monique Mead, Lance LaDuke and Lynette Garlan about the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra's "Perfect Pitch" concert taking place at Carnegie Music Hall, May 3rd at 4pm.

Gwyneth Walker - Apr 17, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to composer Gwyneth Walker about "New Beginnings: The Music of Gwyneth Walker" - a concert taking place at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on April 25th, 2015 at 6pm.