Voice of the Arts

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J. Michael Flanigan Interview - Aug 12, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to J. Michael Flanigan - an appraiser on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow" and who will be attending the Sewickley Antiques Show on Saturday September 20th.

Jerry Grcevich - Jul 31, 2014

Western PA native Jerry Grcevich, regarded as one of the greatest tamburitza (Croatian string music) performers alive today, has performed, recorded and toured throughout Europe and the United States for the past three decades. First Fridays at the Frick presents the Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra on Aug. 1, 2014.

Todd Wagner of Flood City Music Festival - Jul 31, 2014

Todd Wagner previews Johnstown's annual festival of blues, funk, country, bluegrass, zydeco, folk and other pop and roots music styles, the Flood City Music Festival, set for Aug. 1st through 3rd, 2014.

David Knapp of Carnegie Brass - Jul 30, 2014

Tubist David Knapp of the Carnegie Brass previews the quintet's return to Bach, Beethoven and Brunch on August 3rd at Mellon Park. Brass in the park ... what could be better.

C Street Brass's Gabriel Colby - Jul 24, 2014

Founded at Carnegie Mellon, where it is now Ensemble-in-Residence, the C Street Brass closes Chamber Music Pittsburgh's "Just Summer" series win collaboration with DJ Jakeisrain at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater on July 24th. Trombonist Gabriel Colby tells Jim Cunningham about the concert program.

PNME's Nathalie Shaw - Jul 23, 2014

The violinist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Nathalie Shaw, gives this summer's Showcase Concert on July 23rd at City Theater. The English-born instrumentalist talks about her program of solo repertoire which includes a premiere and works by Pittsburgh composers.

David Cutler & Project Pinata - Jul 16, 2014

David Cutler and Project Pinata perform for Chamber Music Pittsburgh on Thursday, July 17th at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. Duquesne University graduate and composer David Cutler speaks with QED's Jim Cuninngham.

Judith O'Toole of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art - Jul 15, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Westmoreland Musuem of American Art Director and CEO Judith O'Toole about the latest exhibits at the Museum.

PNME's Kevin Noe - Jul 12, 2014

PNME Artistic Director Kevin Noe describes his events for 2014 as the ensemble continues its signature seamless weave of musical, lighting and dramatic elements.

Jasmina Halimic - Jun 13, 2014

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Bosnian-American soprano Jasmina Halimic about her "Slavic Songbook" recital on Saturday June 14th at First Baptist Church. She will sing works by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak and Lysenko, as well as world premieres by Despic and Prebanda with Alaine Fink, piano.