CEO of Allies for Health and Wellbeing, Sean DeYoung, discusses how Allies offers testing and care for those living with HIV, Hepatitis C, and STD's, as well as LGTBQ+ and gynecological care in the Pittsburgh community. Sean also discusses their award as a 2023 WQED and Giant Eagle Community Champion. Visit https://www.alliespgh.org/ for more information about their services and volunteering.
David Allen Wehr is the Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. He also runs the "Music On the Bluff" concert series at the school. Sunday August 27th, the concert series continues with "Chopin and Schumann on the Bluff" - 3pm at the PNC Recital Hall. David will be joined by pianist Cynthia Raim and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. David stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the concert.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park members, Director Jennifer Tober and actors Callee Miles and Harper York, discuss with Anna Singer about their upcoming production of Cleopatra and Antony, premiering September 2nd at 2pm at Frick Park. Performances of this all-female cast continue every weekend until October 1st. All performances are free! Visit https://www.pittsburghshakespeare.com for more information.
Former Chicago Symphony Principal Oboe, ALex Klein, joins with former Vancouver Symphony Principal Harp Rita Costanzi for a new CD named Amoroso. It features Debussy. Faure, Massenet, Piazzola, de Falla,Rachmaninoff, Rodrigo and Michael Cohen with Michael Amorosi. It's an hour plus of contemplative music that seems right for the post pandemic, war torn, politically charged world of today. Rita explains how it happened and what she and Alex have done in South America to bring the harp to the continent starting in Brazil. In addition, Rita has a long time connection to Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Harp Gretchen van Hoesen through their work as young musicians at the Eastman School and she know Pittsburgh's Duquesne University professor Charles Stegeman having worked together a lot at the Sunflower Music Festival. In this conversation with Jim Cunningham she talks about the new Navona CD and her hopes for a better world."
The co-artistic director's of Squonk, Jackie Dempsey and Steve O'Hearn, discusses the Pittsburgh based outdoor theater group's next spectacular show, Brouhaha. This show features an enormous musical instrument with huge playable bellows and towering tubas that ends with a 30-foot tall head complete with blinking eyes and smoke pouring out of it's ears. Interactive and fun for the whole family, Jackie and Steve dive deep into how they created this spectacle, and how years of a friendship continue to create playful art for all. See the premiere of Brouhaha on September 3rd and 4th at The Kickoff and Rib Festival at Acrisure Stadium. Visit squonk.org/brouhaha for more information.
Dana Bishop-Root, Director of Education and Public Programs at Carnegie Museum of Art, welcomes us to the live broadcast and talks about the Inside Out Summer Exhibition Celebration.