Voice of the Arts

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Monique Mead - Beethoven Celebration - Nov 27, 2019

Violinist Monique Mead talks about her Beethoven 250th anniversary celebration during which she gave 50 performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. The grand finale and 50th concert is on Beethoven’s birthday, December 16th, at Carnegie Music Hall with the Edgewood Symphony and Walter Morales. There will be a short film about the project. Congolese musicians and the Bruderhof Community will be involved too.  

RAD Interview - Ali Hoefnagel of Dreams of Hope - Nov 27, 2019

Ali Hoefnagel of Dreams of Hope talks about their organization and the importance of RAD funding to their operation.



Janera Solomon - Kelly Strayhorn Theater - Nov 26, 2019

Janera Solomon spoke with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash.



RAD Interview - Allegheny Brass Band - Nov 25, 2019

Learn all about the The Allegheny Brass Band - their history; the importance of Allegheny Regional Asset District funds; and upcoming events.

RAD Interview - Greg Langel - Frick Art and Historical Center - Nov 25, 2019

Greg Langel of the Frick Art and Historical Center stopped by to talk about their current exhibition about Katherine Hepburn; the history of the Frick Estate and much more.  

Thomas Wininger - Thiel College Choir - Nov 20, 2019

This Friday night (11/22), the Thiel College Choir will perform at First Lutheran Church in Downtown Pittsburgh as part of Light Up Night.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham, who will host the concert, interviews the Choir's new Director Thomas Wininger about the concert and what else is new with the College Choir.



Jeremy Waldrup - Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership - Kidsplay - Nov 15, 2019

Jeremy Waldrup, President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, stopped by to talk about KidsPlay.  Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon through December 22, KidsPlay offers free, family-fun activities for the young and the young at heart.  This year the Partnership is celebrating the holiday season with help from Pittsburgh neighbors to offer free fun, educational, and hands-on activities in collaboration with Fred Rogers Productions and community partners, including WQED.   

Jean Horne and Chris Thompson - Symphony Splendor 2019 - Nov 15, 2019

Jean Horne and Chris Thompson talks about this year's Symphony Splendor tour of homes - taking place Sunday November 24th from 11am to 5pm in Upper St. Clair.

David Ludwig - Chamber Music Pittsburgh - Nov 15, 2019

The Curis Institute of Pittsburgh performs Monday night for Chamber Music Pittsburgh.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke with David Ludwig, the chair of Composition Studies at Curtis.



Chatham Baroque - Welcome to All the Pleasures - Nov 13, 2019

Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their concerts this weekend (November 16-17) titled "Welcome to All the Pleasures" - Henry Purcell's Odes to Saint Cecilia.