Voice of the Arts

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Roger Cranville - Britsburgh - Aug 13, 2015

Britsburgh - the first British festival in Pittsburgh - will run from September 9th through the 14th, 2015. The festival celebrates the long standing bond and lasting relationships between Pittsburghers and Brits in business, culture and education. The festival concludes with a concert by the Trinity College Choir on September 14th at Calvary Episcopal Church. Roger Cranville talked to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the festival.

Susan Sands and Roger Schneider of the East Winds Symphonic Band - Aug 12, 2015

Susan Sands and Roger Schneider of the East Winds Symphonic Band talk to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about their upcoming performance at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch (8/16/15), along with other band activities.

James Gourlay of the River City Brass - Aug 11, 2015

James Gourlay, Music Director of the River City Brass, stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the Band's upcoming performance at Hartwood Acres, as well as some other summer events.

Klezlectic - Bach, Beethoven & Brunch - Aug 6, 2015

Klezlectic specializes in klezmer music blended with American, Latin, and Balkan genres. Members of the quintet talk with Jim Cunningham about their August 9, 2015 performance for Citiparks' Bach, Beethoven & Brunch series.

Elsie Hillman (1925-2015) - Aug 4, 2015

In memory of Pittsburgh philanthropist, Republican political activist, and WQED board member Elsie Hilliard Hillman, here is an interview, c. 2007, when she and her husband Henry were named "Pittsburghers of the Year" by Pittsburgh Magazine. Mrs. Hillman talks with WQED's Jim Cuninngham about her involvement in serious and lighthearted moments at WQED, and her life in the public sphere.

Todd Wagner - Flood City Music Festival 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar talks to Todd Wagner, Festival Chairman, about this year's Flood City Music Festival. This year's festival takes place August 7th through 9th at People's Natural Gas Park in Johnstown. For tickets, visit floodcitymusic.com.

Linda Ahlstedt - Jul 29, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Linda Ahlstedt, former President of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, about composer Carl Orff.

Tom Roberts - Jul 29, 2015

Pianist Tom Roberts performs this weekend (Sunday August 2, 2015) at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch. He talked to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about what he'll play, and about the other projects he's up to!

Rick Purcell - Jul 28, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Rick Purcell and Leslie Purcell Upchurch about their father, the late Jack Purcell, and his book "Saying it With Music."

Trillium Ensemble - Jul 24, 2015

The Trillium Ensemble stopped by the QED Morning Show to perform live, as well as chat with Jim Cunningham about the group and their performance on July 26th at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch.

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