Voice of the Arts

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David Mahler - Oct 29, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews David Mahler. David is presenting a concert called "Open Wide: Explorations for Two or More Voices" which features playful music-making plotted by composers from the 1960s to today, with ear-opening excursions for the curious. In the 2nd floor International Poetry Room of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Cherry Rhodes - Oct 24, 2014

Cherry Rhodes is the first American to win an international organ competition. She has toured the major music capitals of America and Europe with recitals in cathedrals, churches, and concert halls. She gave her first of many performances with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 17. Her recordings are available on the Delos, Pro Organo, and Raven Recordings labels.

Robert Sutherland Lord Program - Oct 22, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham hosts a one hour tribute program to organist Robert Sutherland Lord. The program features some of Lord's radio programs made in the mid-70's, and heard on WQED-FM.

Remembering Robert Sutherland Lord - Oct 21, 2014

Organist Robert Sutherland Lord recently passed away. He was a teacher at the University of Pittsburgh and was the organist at Heinz Chapel. He also hosted a program on WQED-FM in the 1970s. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Robert Sutherland Lord's two daughters, Holly and Wendy, as well as a former student, Steven Anisko, to get some memories of this musical treasure.

Chuck Connelly Interview - Oct 17, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to artist Chuck Connelly. A former Pittsburgher, Chuck Connelly's work is being shown at the Andy Warhol in the exhibition "Chuck Connelly: My America." He will be joining Andy Warhol Museum Assistant Curator of Art Jessica Beck on Saturday October 18th at 2pm for a discussion about the exhibit.

Barry Douglas - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to pianist and conductor Barry Douglas, who was in town to conduct the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic.

Trio Pittsburgh - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, Principal Harp Gretchen van Hoesen, and Principal cello Anne Martindale Williams about their new CD release

Craig Cannon - Belle Voci - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Craig Cannon, conductor of the Belle Voice singing group, as well as Director of Choral Activities at Fox Chapel Area High School. Craig talks about the Belle Voci "Ain't Misbehavin'" Gala concert on Friday October 24th at the Priory Grand Hall.

Alex Ross - The New Yorker Music Critic - Oct 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Alex Ross, Music Critic of The New Yorker, about a variety of musical topics.

Cyrus Forough - Oct 3, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews CMU Professor of Violin Cyrus Forough about his rich musical background.