Voice of the Arts
Craig McPherson discusses his contemporary drawings of industrial Pittsburgh, now on view at the Frick Art Museum. "Steel: Pittsburgh Drawings by Craig McPherson" includes what may be the largest mezzotint ever produced.
After playing live for QED 89.3's Ted Sohier, Chatham Baroque and guest flutist Alison Melville talk about their Celtic-inspired concert program, titled "Airing It Out and Keeping it Reel: St. Paddy's Delight," running March 14-16, 2008.
Choreographer Dwight Rhoden, a Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre favorite, talks about staging Carl Orff's choral classic, based on earthy Medieval poems and songs found in a 13th-century monastery. Rhoden also mentions some of his other projects.
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Music Director Katherine Mueller previews "The German Romantics," featuring choral works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schubert.
A preview of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Forever Love," with Septime Webre's "Fluctuating Hemlines" and the world premiere of "Glint," by Point Park-trained choreographer Lauri Stallings, artist Christo Braun, and singer B. E. Taylor.
A preview of First Night Pittsburgh 2008 with Kevin McMahon, President of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Jim Cunningham interviews film distributor Mark Bussler about the documentary "Pennsylvania Train Stations - Restored and Revitalized," showing adaptive reuse of landmarks that outlived their original purpose.
Pittsburgh soprano Sara Botkin describes the mix of classical and popular styles and techniques on her second Christmas CD, "Breath of Heaven," on which she becomes her own choir through multi-tracked vocals.
Pitt's Don Franklin looks back, as he brings his Bach and the Baroque series to the end of its 16-year run by directing Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Heinz Chapel, co-presented with the Renaissance & Baroque Society.
Conductor Robert Page previews his 2007 Carnegie Mellon Holiday Concert. Hear the performance live on QED 89.3 and on the Internet at wqed.org, Fri. Dec. 7 at noon EST. (Repeats 12/14, 7 pm)