Voice of the Arts

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Guy Klucevsek & Suzanne Ortner - Sep 18, 2014

Accordionist and composer Guy Klucevsek is one of relatively few accordion players active in new music circles. Klucevsek was born in New York, and raised in the Pittsburgh area. He and clarinetist Suzanne Ortner talk about their performance with guitarist John Marcinyzn on September 19th, 2014 at the First Unitarian Church.

Istvan Jaray Interview - 9/17/14 - Sep 17, 2014

The new Johnstown Symphony Orchestra season kicks off this weekend with it's annual Opera Festival concert. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Istvan Jaray, the Orchestra's music director, about the Festival, their upcoming season, and being with the Johnstown Symphony for 30 years.

Heather Noonan of the League of American Orchestras - Sep 11, 2014

At the Arts Education Partnership's national conference in Pittsburgh, Heather Noonan of the League of American Orchestras talks with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham.

Leah Wilson of Opera America - Sep 11, 2014

At the Arts Education Partnership national conference in Pittsburgh, Leah Wilson, Opera America's Director of Learning and Engagement talks with WQED-FM Jim Cunningham.

Jane Chu of the National Endowment for the Arts - Sep 11, 2014

Jane Chu, Chair of the NEA, talks with WQED-FM Jim Cunningham at the Arts Education Partnership's national conference in Pittsburgh.

James Gourlay - Sep 9, 2014

River City Brass Music Director James Gourlay gives an overview of the band's new season, beginning with a program titled "42nd Street."

David Allen Wehr "Ode to Joy" - Sep 4, 2014

Duquesne's Beethoven on the Bluff series resumes with the Ninth Symphony for two pianos, a quintet for piano and winds, and the first-ever Romantic song cycle in a program titled "Ode to Joy." Pianist and Artistic Director David Allen Wehr previews Season Two: The Late Years.

PICT's Matt Torney - Aug 27, 2014

Belfast native Matt Torney discusses PICT Classic Theater's production of "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme." The guest director led "Sherlock Holmes and the Crucifer of Blood" last year, and now directs Frank McGuinness's play about eight young men from varying backgrounds who become a Northern Irish 'band of brothers' on the way to one of World War I's bloodiest battles.

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.