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Antonia Botti-Lodovico - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Antonia Botti-Lodovico spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about singing the role of Ruggiero in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Music Director Antony Walker spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the music in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

Matthew Haney - Pittsburgh Opera's "Alcina" - Jan 27, 2020

Stage Director Matthew Haney spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about his vision for Pittsburgh Opera's production of "Alcina." 

Kyle Simpson & Margaret Forbes - Jan 23, 2020

Kyle Simpson leads his orchestra to accompany two silent films from Georges Melies' "A Trip to the Moon" and "The Kingdom of Fairies" at the Carnegie in Carnegie, PA on Saturday January 26th at 7:30pm. Music Hall Director Melanie Paglia, Executive Director Maggie Forbes and composer and conductor Kyle Simpson join Jim Cunningham with a preview.

James Iman - Tuesday Musical Club - Jan 6, 2020

James Iman plays Debussy and Martino with the Tuesday Musical Club on Tuesday January 7th, 1pm at Rodef Shalom.  The concert is free.  James stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the concert and her performed Debussy live in our performance studio.



Alejandro Pinzon - "Maestro Tango" - Dec 27, 2019

Conductor Alejandro Pinzon stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Jim Cunningham about being in Pittsburgh and his interest in spreading tango in the community.  



Bell'Art Ensemble - December 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Bell'Art ensemble perform their holiday concert this Saturday, 7:30pm at Third Presbyterian Church located at Fifth and Negley Avenues in Shadyside, and Sunday, 4pm at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver on College Avenue. Listen for a preview with live performances from the QED morning show.

Rick Sebak - Nebby: My Seven Weeks in Magee - Dec 19, 2019

Nebby: "My Seven Weeks in Magee" is Rick Sebak's eighth and last Nebby show of the year. He shares his time spent there in August 2018 recovering from a quadricep tendon rupture. The new show is on WQED on Thursday night (12/19) at 8pm.

Yinzer Yuletide - Dec 19, 2019

Yinzer Yuletide: WQED's Rick Sebak hosts Pittsburgh Lights & Legends as part of Pittsburgh Public Theater's Yinzer Yuletide celebration. A Christmas Variety show in the Perry Como tradition. The show features local performers including rocker Josh Verbanets, Broadway legend Lenora Nemetz, jazz vocalist Etta Cox, YouTube ukulele guy Ben Prisbylla, 7-year-old opera star Victory Brinker, musical director Nick Stamatakis, and tall thin juggler O'Ryan Arrowroot. Including tonight, the event is held until December 22 at the O'Reilly Theater. For tickets, visit ppt.org/yinzeryuletide. 

RAD Interview - Joan Murdoch and Terri Denmon - Tuesday Musical Club - Dec 19, 2019

Learn all about the Tuesday Musical Club from Joan Murdoch and Terri Denmon.  They talk to WQED-FM's Joanna Li about the history of the club, their upcoming performances and the importance of RAD funding to their organization.