The orchestra had Monday off in Cologne to recover from jet lag before its first tour concert. Former Cologne resident and Assistant Concertmaster Mark Huggins visited his old apartment, the Cologne Cathedral, and archaeological dig at the Rathaus with QED's Jim Cunningham. Audio of the Rathaus bells, or "glocken."
As President of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf occupied what Time described as "the most dangerous job in the world." Now as former President, he gives his perspectives on the troubled region, his achievements, Pakistan's rich culture, and the key to a good short golf putt.
The late, legendary modern choreographer Merce Cunningham shared his philosophy of dance, his interests, and memories of Pittsburgh native Martha Graham with QED 89.3's Deborah Piroch in a 1997 interview.
Artistic Director Karla Boos talks about staging Naomi Iizuka’s "36 Views" outdoors at Washington's Landing along the Allegheny River. The multifaceted play involves art forgery, intrigue, romance, and mystery. It starts with the discovery of an ancient Japanese pillow book whose existence could shake the field of Asian antiquities to its core -- If it's genuine.
Richard Peterson has published two books on Pittsburgh baseball through the University of Pittsburgh Press: Growing Up with Clemente and The Pirates Reader. He writes about the Pirates from 1876 through the opening of PNC Park, the local sports journalists who covered the sport, and his memories at the ballpark.
Retired Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Eugene Phillips previews his upcoming concert of Haydn, Schoenberg, and Schubert with violinist Roger Zahab, violist Paul Silver, and cellists Lauren and Hampton Mallory on June 20. Free admission. See the QED Cultural Calendar for details.