Voice of the Arts

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Trio Pittsburgh - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, Principal Harp Gretchen van Hoesen, and Principal cello Anne Martindale Williams about their new CD release

Craig Cannon - Belle Voci - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Craig Cannon, conductor of the Belle Voice singing group, as well as Director of Choral Activities at Fox Chapel Area High School. Craig talks about the Belle Voci "Ain't Misbehavin'" Gala concert on Friday October 24th at the Priory Grand Hall.

Alex Ross - The New Yorker Music Critic - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Alex Ross, Music Critic of The New Yorker, about a variety of musical topics.

Barry Douglas - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to pianist and conductor Barry Douglas, who was in town to conduct the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic.

Cyrus Forough - Oct 3, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews CMU Professor of Violin Cyrus Forough about his rich musical background.

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble ArtDOG Salon - Sep 30, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to folks from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble about their upcoming "ArtDOG Salon" event on Thursday October 2nd, 8pm at Alumni Concert Hall on the campus of CMU.

Cello Fury - PBS Arts Fall Festival - Sep 24, 2014

WQED-FM 89.3's Jim Cunningham talked to Nicole Myers and Simon Cummings of Cello Fury. They will perform in Market Square on Thursday September 24, 2014 as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival concert taking place in Market Square.

Guy Klucevsek & Suzanne Ortner - Sep 18, 2014

Accordionist and composer Guy Klucevsek is one of relatively few accordion players active in new music circles. Klucevsek was born in New York, and raised in the Pittsburgh area. He and clarinetist Suzanne Ortner talk about their performance with guitarist John Marcinyzn on September 19th, 2014 at the First Unitarian Church.

Istvan Jaray Interview - 9/17/14 - Sep 17, 2014

The new Johnstown Symphony Orchestra season kicks off this weekend with it's annual Opera Festival concert. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Istvan Jaray, the Orchestra's music director, about the Festival, their upcoming season, and being with the Johnstown Symphony for 30 years.

Leah Wilson of Opera America - Sep 11, 2014

At the Arts Education Partnership national conference in Pittsburgh, Leah Wilson, Opera America's Director of Learning and Engagement talks with WQED-FM Jim Cunningham.