Voice of the Arts
Carnegie Mellon Baroque is the only ensemble that students play in strictly by choice. Director Stephen Schultz previews their April 4th concert, talks about teaching period style for modern instruments, and about his work with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
It's a 90-minute, non-stop extravaganza on April 3rd, produced by Carnegie Mellon's School of Music. Over 300 faculty and student performers will fill Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall with a kaleidoscopic variety of short jazz and classical works staged by Karla Boos and produced by CMU's Noel Zahler.
WQED's Director of Information Technology Kate St. John keeps an eagle eye on birds in general and falcons in particular through her oft-updated blog at www.wqed.org/birdblog/
Pittsburgh Arts funders, organizations and individuals gathered at a public forum organized by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to discuss their financial outlook and future strategies. Date: March 3, 2009.
Keep your eye on Ion Sound Project, melding contemporary and 20th century music with a variety of artistic disciplines. Ion Sound members tell Jim Cunningham about their work with Pittsburgh' KnotDance.
Known for their virtuosity, eclectic programming and original arrangements, the Imani Winds return to Pittsburgh, hometown of bassoonist Monica Ellis. This Grammy-nominated wind quintet gives a career update to Jim Cunningham.
Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner Jane Alexander stars at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in A Moon to Dance By, by Thom Thomas. Alexander, a former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks with QED's Jim Cunningham.
The Biava Quartet premieres David Stock's String Quartet No. 8 and a new work by Pittsburgh's Albert Glinsky on the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society's Bridges Series, which also offers standard repertoire. The Biava gives a sneak preview.
The director of The King's Noyse reveals whether his strings are really made of cat gut, and anticipates his ensemble's return for the 40th anniversary of Pittsburgh's Renaissance & Baroque series. David Douglass converses with Jim Cunningham for a January spotlight in PITTSBURGH magazine.
Boston Pops maestro and CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart will lead the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Noel Zahler, Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, and violin professor Andres Cardenes talk about Lockhart's reunion with this student orchestra.