Voice of the Arts

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James Blachly - Romanticism Across Cultures - Mar 6, 2020

James Blachly, Music Director of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, chats with WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham about the Symphony, a new album he has coming out, diversity in classical music, and more. James is conducting a concert on Saturday, March 14th called “Romanticism Across Cultures” at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Johnstown. 

 

Ola Gjeilo - "Night" CD - Mar 3, 2020

Anna Singer spoke with Ola Gjeilo about his brand new solo piano album on the Decca label called Night.  All of the pieces were created in the evening at several different recording studios.  The tracks are short, transparent and heartfelt expressions of his deep affection for the city he calls home - New York.

Organist Regina Kettering - Mar 3, 2020

Regina Kettering is playing an organ concert of all female composers at Heinz Chapel on Sunday the 8th at 3pm.  The concert is titled - "How many?  An organ concert of women's compositions."

Tuesday Musical Club - From the Salon to the Shtetl - Mar 3, 2020

The Tuesday Musical Club presents "From the Salon to the Shtetl: Works for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano" on Tuesday March 10th, 1pm at Rodef Shalom's Levy Hall.  Janice Coppola, clarinet; Roy Sonne, violin; and Nanette Kaplan Solomon, piano stopped by to talk about the concert and perform a piece in our studio.

 

 

Paul Merkelo - Mar 2, 2020

Paul Merkelo, principal trumpet of the Montreal Symphony, chats with WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham about his new album, The Enlightened Trumpet. Recorded on the Sony Classical label and featuring the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, the album includes compositions by Haydn, Telemann, Leopold Mozart, and Hummel. Paul is no stranger to Pittsburgh, having spent time as guest trumpet with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Joseph Stuligross - VoiceGivers - Feb 28, 2020

Anna Singer spoke with Joseph Stuligross about the second VoiceGivers concert taking place on leap day at the Holy Family Institute in Emsworth.  The concert focuses on the theme of children who have been separated from their parents.

Dr. Susan Medley - Pittsburgh Concert Chorale - Feb 27, 2020

This weekend, the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale presents Carl Orff's Carmina Burana - Friday February 28th at Ingomar United Methodist Church and Sunday March 1st at Carnegie Music Hall.  The Choir's Music Director, Dr. Susan Medley, stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Choir, the concert's this weekend, and the importance of having a station like WQED-FM in Pittsburgh.

Caitlin Gotimer - The Last American Hammer - Feb 27, 2020

WQED-FM's Anna Singer sat down with Caitlin Gotimer to talk about her role in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Last American Hammer."

Glenn Lewis - The Last American Hammer - Feb 27, 2020

WQED-FM's Anna Singer sat down with conductor Glenn Lewis to talk about the music in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Last American Hammer."

Tim Mix - The Last American Hammer - Feb 27, 2020

WQED-FM's Anna Singer sat down with Tim Mix to talk about his role in Pittsburgh Opera's production of "The Last American Hammer."

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