Voice of the Arts
Known for their virtuosity, eclectic programming and original arrangements, the Imani Winds return to Pittsburgh, hometown of bassoonist Monica Ellis. This Grammy-nominated wind quintet gives a career update to Jim Cunningham.
Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner Jane Alexander stars at the Pittsburgh Playhouse in A Moon to Dance By, by Thom Thomas. Alexander, a former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, talks with QED's Jim Cunningham.
The Biava Quartet premieres David Stock's String Quartet No. 8 and a new work by Pittsburgh's Albert Glinsky on the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society's Bridges Series, which also offers standard repertoire. The Biava gives a sneak preview.
The director of The King's Noyse reveals whether his strings are really made of cat gut, and anticipates his ensemble's return for the 40th anniversary of Pittsburgh's Renaissance & Baroque series. David Douglass converses with Jim Cunningham for a January spotlight in PITTSBURGH magazine.
Boston Pops maestro and CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart will lead the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at NYC's Carnegie Hall. Noel Zahler, Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music, and violin professor Andres Cardenes talk about Lockhart's reunion with this student orchestra.
Ted Pappas will direct Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses in a swimming pool on the Public Theater stage. But first, his production staff must navigate uncharted waters.
After twelve years as Director of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Richard Armstrong is now the Director of the Guggenheim Foundation, whose museums have an expanding global presence. Richard Armstrong talks with Classical QED's Jim Cunningham.
Actor Martin Giles and director Andrew Paul discuss Conor McPherson's monodrama "St. Nicholas," in which a vitriolic theater critic's infatuation with an actress draws him into a pact with a vampire.
Bells of Allegheny County have been recorded for the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass CD "Songs of Christmas," including the bells at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Mt. Lebanon. Ringing Master Don Morrison reveals the arcane art of change ringing.
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