Voice of the Arts
Scott DeLisi is a former US Ambassador to Nepal. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to Mr. DeLisi about a concert taking place in Pittsburgh August 16th with the Nepali musical group "Sur Sudha." The concert takes place at Bellefield Hall at 7pm and will benefit the ongoing earthquake relief work in Nepal.
Craig Cannon stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the Pittsburgh Boy Choir and Belle Voci. Also hear musical samples from each group.
Klezlectic performs at this weekend's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert (July 31, 2016). Janice Coppola stopped by WQED-FM and talked to Bryan Sejvar about the group, what they'll play at the concert and the experience of playing at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch.
The Flood City Music Festival returns to Johnstown August 4th through 7th. Todd Wagner stopped by WQED-FM to talk to WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar about this years festival lineup.
This weekend, the Aeolian Winds perform at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch - Sunday morning, 10:30am at Mellon Park. Alex Jones stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the concert.
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's Summerfest concludes this weekend. Christina Overton, who is the lead in "Kiss Me Kate" and Robert Frankenberry, who is conducting the Night Caps concerts, stopped by the QED Morning Show.
Pianist and Geneva College professor Sha Wang brought her musicians ranging in age from 5 to 16 to the Bayer Broadcast Center to talk about the Geneva International Piano Festival. Jackson Hunt played the Chopin Revolutionary Etude on the Gibson Capital Management Steinway.
Jim Cunningham interviews Lara Lynn McGill (Cleopatra) and Andrey Nemzer (Caesar) who are singing Handel’s opera "Julius Cesar" at the Winchester Thurston auditorium in Shadyside July 15,17 and 23 for Opera Theater’s Summerfest. Andrey also talks about his Three Countertenors concert for Summerfest.
Mildred Miller Posvar, founder of Opera Theater, and Kara Cornell, the Carmen in Opera Theater's production of "Carmen the Gypsy" stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Jim Cunningham about the Opera Theater Summerfest season.
St. Paul Cathedral Director of Music Donald Fellows details the schedule of guest organists in the free Sunday afternoon 4pm series on the Beckerath organ in Oakland. He also reveals the most performed music for weddings, suggests where to look when you can’t see the organist in the choir loft, and describes the architectural and sonic glory of the Cathedral.