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Chatham Baroque - Welcome to All the Pleasures - Nov 13, 2019

Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their concerts this weekend (November 16-17) titled "Welcome to All the Pleasures" - Henry Purcell's Odes to Saint Cecilia.  

RAD Interview - Lee Saville-Iksic - Pittsburgh Youth Chorus - Nov 11, 2019

Lee Saville-Iksic talks about the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, including their December 8th holiday concert.

 

 

Alexandra Loutsion - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en el Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  Alexandra Loustion sings the role of Florencia.  She spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about her role.  

Craig Verm - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en el Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  Singing the mystical role of Riolobo is Craig Verm.  He spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about his role and that this was the very first opera he saw live.

Antony Walker - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en el Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Music Director Antony Walker about the opera's music.

Natasha Wilson - Pittsburgh Opera's "Florencia en al Amazonas" - Nov 8, 2019

Pittsburgh Opera presents "Florencia en el Amazonas" at the Benedum Center November 9th through the 17th.  Natasha Wilson sings the role of Rosalba.  She spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about her role, and how she went from New Zealand to Pittsburgh.  

 

RAD Interview - Kevin Hiles - Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh - Nov 8, 2019

Kevin Hiles is the Interim President, as well as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Carnegie Musuems of Pittsburgh.  He talks about all of the exciting exhibits and events happening at the Carnegie Museums in the coming year.

 

 

RAD Interview - Alan Stanford - PICT Theatre - Nov 6, 2019

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham sat down with PICT's Alan Stanford, who talks about their upcoming season, kicking off with "The Woman in Black" November 7-23 at the Fred Rogers Studio at WQED.  He talks about the rest of the season, as well as the importance of RAD funding to their group.

 

 

RAD Interview - Mark Southers - Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company - Nov 6, 2019

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company was founded by Mark Clayton Southers in 2003. The Company is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents. They also seek to nurture a racially and culturally diverse community of playwrights, directors, actors and technical specialists to hone their craft and to network creative opportunities.   Mark stopped by to talk more about the company.

 

 

Made in Brahms-Town - Maestro James Blachly - Johnstown Symphony Orchestra - Nov 5, 2019

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra continues it's 2019-2020 "Made in Johnstown" concert season with "Made in Brahms-town" this Saturday night, 7:30 at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center.  They'll perform selections from Italian Opera's on the first half, and Brahms Symphony No. 1 in the 2nd half.  Music Director James Blachly spoke with WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar about the concert, the season overall and about a special meet and greet on Thursday November 7th at a local brewery.

 

 

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