Voice of the Arts
270 events for parents and young people unfold May 17th through 25th in Remake Learning Days including puppet making with WQED in the spirit of Fred Rogers. Team member, spark plug and super mom Yu-Ling Cheng and Producer Dorie Taylor have the highlights.
The Tuesday Musical Club presents Horn A-Plenty with Jason Allison, French Horn, Laura Motchalov, violin and piano, Nanette Kaplan Solomon on Tuesday May 15th, 1 pm at Levy Hall of Rodef Shalom Temple with Brahms and Ewazen! The trio reveals the beauty of the music and shares an in studio performance.
Cowden Associates President and CEO Elliot Dinkin has supported WQED-FM with a challenge grant for many years. Why? Elliot is a pianist studying with CMU’s Jeff Harris, his brother is a cantor, and he can figure out whether you are earning what you deserve!
Michael Hill is in his second year as President of Chautauqua Institution. He explains the beauty of the arts explored by the Lake and why having an orchestra there is essential. He reveals his favorite don’t miss dates this summer and the special pleasures of July 21, 2018 - WQED day.
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Principal Flute Lindsey Goodman, who also holds the principal spot for the West Virginia Symphony, appears for Music on the Edge Saturday May 12 at 8pm at the Frick on the University of Pittsburgh campus to premiere her new cd "Returning to Heights Unseen," which includes the Wedding Prayer by David Stock and music by Pittsburgh based composers Roger Zahab and Roger Dannenberg. Hear all about the new cd and the latest from the flute world.
It’s the grand finale of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic season with Edward Leonard conducting Rimsky Korsakoff’s Scheherazade and Pianist Rodrigo Ojeda playing the Beethoven Fourth Piano Concerto with a premiere by Brian Morales. Friday and Saturday May 11th and 12th, 7:30pm. Friday's concert takes place at Quaker Valley Middle School and Saturday's concert takes place in the Butler County Community College Succop Theater. Susan Claus, Librarian at Northland Public Library, explains the family friendly literary connection with Carolyn Carlins, Board Chair and violinist. Graeter’s has ice cream for everyone after the concert.
Cello Fury hosts "Cello Fest" all day Saturday May 5th starting at 9am at Alumni Concert Hall with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony giving recitals and master classes. Included are Principal Cello Anne Martindale Williams, Mikhail Istomin, and the members of the Pittsburgh Cello Quartet. Included in this podcast is the world radio premiere of Ania's Child by Ben Munoz.
Resonance Works closes it's 2017-2018 season with a work never performed in Pittsburgh before - Dvorak's "Rusalka." Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner and some cast members stopped by the QED Morning Show with Anna Singer to talk about the production, which takes place at the Charity Randall Theater on May 11th and 13th.
The Besozzi Trio plays at Duquesne University Sunday April 29 at 4:30. Two saxophones and a piano they’ve made it to the quarter finals of the Fischoff Competition at Notre Dame. Daniel Muller tells us about the group and birdwatching.
Rick Sebak has the latest on his new program airing Thursday April 26th at 8pm on WQED13 - People Who’ve Written Books Around Here. The program features Willa Cather, Stewart O’Nan, Cameron Barnett and more.