Voice of the Arts

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Yang Jin - Dec 18, 2019

Yang Jin is a pipa performer based here in Pittsburgh. She has performed with ensembles like the Silk Road Ensemble and Afro Yaqui, and she recently created her new initiative, Yang Jin and Friends. Reputed as the leading pipa soloist of her generation, Yang Jin tells us more about the instrument, her upcoming performances, and her recent collaborations -- and she even plays some music for us. Hear it all on our new Voice of the Arts podcast!

Fred Brown - The Forbes Funds - Dec 18, 2019

WQED-FM's Steven Carter has a conversation with his mentor Fred Brown, President and CEO of The Forbes Funds.   

Maria Sensi Sellner & Lindsey Goodman - Resonance Works - Dec 18, 2019

Lindsey Goodman plays the Cecile Chaminade Concertino with Maria Sensi Sellner conducting Resonance Works in Menotti’s "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at the New Hazlett Theater Friday December 20th and Sunday December 22nd.  They stopped by the QED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham

RAD Interview - Kathryn Spitz Cohan - Film Pittsburgh - Dec 17, 2019

Film Pittsburgh Executive Director, Kathryn Spitz Cohan, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about their organization, their mission and the importance of RAD funding.



Edward Leonard and Kathleen Melucci - Lyric Voices - Dec 13, 2019

Friday December 13th at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh presents "Lyric Voices" with a program of music by Higdon, Delibes, Bartok and Grieg.  Plus, Kathleen Melucci plays the Boccherini Cello Concerto.  Kathleen and Edward Leonard stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the concert.



Edward Alan Moore - Brass Roots - Dec 13, 2019

The Brass Roots play at East Liberty Presbyterian Church on Friday December 13th.  Edward Alan Moore stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk more about the concert.



Shadyside Brass - 2019 Holiday Concert - Dec 13, 2019

The members of the Shadyside Brass stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their concert on Saturday December 14th at Heinz Memorial Chapel.  

Barbara Burstin - "Sophie Masloff" - Dec 13, 2019

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews author Barbara Burstin about her new book about Sophie Masloff.



Six Appeal - Hillman Performing Arts Series - Dec 11, 2019

Back by popular demand, Six Appeal Vocal Band brings its fun, high-energy Ugly Sweater Party to Pittsburgh just in time for the holidays! This a capella performance of both traditional and contemporary holiday songs will have you dancing in the aisles.  The concert takes place at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on Saturday December 14th at 7:30pm. 

RAD Interview - Lauren Bairnsfather - Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh - Dec 9, 2019

Lauren Bairnsfather talks about the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh; it's mission; the imporatance of RAD to it's operation; and much more.