Pittsburgh Symphony 2008-2009 Composer of the Year (and guest conductor) John Adams talks about his "Doctor Atomic" symphony, highlights from "Nixon in China," and "On the Transmigration of Souls," as well as his recently-published autobiography, titled "Hallelujah Junction."
Ted Pappas will direct Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses in a swimming pool on the Public Theater stage. But first, his production staff must navigate uncharted waters.
After twelve years as Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Richard Armstrong is now the Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, whose museums have an expanding global presence. Richard Armstrong talks with Classical QED's Jim Cunningham.
Actor Martin Giles and director Andrew Paul discuss Conor McPherson's monodrama "St. Nicholas," in which a vitriolic theater critic's infatuation with an actress draws him into a pact with a vampire.
Called the "Mark Twain of our times,” Garrison Keillor is the voice of enlightenment, reason and gentle humor as a writer and host of A Prairie Home Companion. The most recent of his 13 books, Liberty, was released in Septermber, 2008. He talked by phone with QED's Jim Cunningham.
Bells of Allegheny County have been recorded for the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass CD "Songs of Christmas," including the bells at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Ringing Master Don Morrison reveals the arcane art of change ringing.