Voice of the Arts

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theater - La Bayadere - Apr 15, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Music Director Charles Barker and Corps de Ballet member Hannah Carter about the upcoming production of La Bayadere.

Sherry Kloss Interview - Apr 15, 2015

Sherry Kloss talks to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the Jascha Heifetz documentary airing on WQED TV on Friday April 17th at 9pm - "Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler."

Ann Fontanella Interview - Apr 15, 2015

The Johnstown Concert Series presents Violinist Ann Fontanella on Saturday April 18th, 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church. WQED-FM's Avery DeMaria talks to Ms. Fontanella about the concert.

Pianist Leslie Amper - Apr 6, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews pianist Leslie Amper, who's will be performing a concert of Still, Beach, Cowell, Bloch and Copland on Tuesday April 7th at the Mellon Institute Auditorium at 8pm.

Pianist Matthew Bengtson - Apr 6, 2015

Pianist Matthew Bengtson talks about his all-Scriabin recital at Chatham University on Saturday March 28th, 3pm.

Aidana Yntykbayeva Interview - Mar 19, 2015

The International Gorek Fund presents Aidana Yntykbayeva playing the kobyz, Kazkhstan's national instrument, accompanied by pianist Anna Kovalevska. Repertoire includes western classical music, Kazakh traditional pieces, and American melodies. Aidana is interviews and you can hear her play a few selections on the Kobyz.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater - Mar 6, 2015

Interviews with Charles Barker and Yoland Collin from Pittsburgh Ballet Theater about the "PBT Premieres" performances taking place March 6-8, 2015.

The Pittsburgh Savoyards - The Mikado - Mar 6, 2015

The Pittsburgh Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado through March 15th at the Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie Pa. Nick Mitchell makes his debut with the company as director. He joined long time Savoyard Lynette Garlan to speak with Jim Cunningham about the production.

Alan Stanford - PICT Classic Theatre - Feb 27, 2015

Alan Stanford talks about PICT's most recent production - "For the Tree to Drop."

Sam Pollard - Feb 20, 2015

Filmmaker Sam Pollard directed and produced "August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand" for WQED and PBS's American Masters. Sam tells Jim Cunningham about that project and his next one -- a four-hour documentary on Frank Sinatra for HBO. Mr. Pollard also recalls his work on profiles of Marvin Gaye and John Ford for American Masters, and his work on movies with Spike Lee.

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