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Malaika Uwamahoro - Apr 9, 2021

Miracle in Rwanda for Prime Stage Theater Malaika Uwamahoro one woman play based on the bestselling New York Times novel Left To Tell. Directed by Steven Wilson with music by Teta Diana. Malaika was born in Rwanda and studied theater at Fordham University graduating witha Rwandan Presidential Scholarship. Opening night is April 10 2021 at 8pm The production will be available after the 16th for viewing as well April 16-26. Malaika explains the events in Rwanda in 1994 and explains how the play uplifts with a true story of forgiveness and compassion and the author of Left to Tell Immaculee Ilbagiza. Presented during Genocide Awareness Month.

Pittsburgh Opera - Yardbird - Antony Walker - Apr 7, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera presents Charlie Parker's Yardbird - April 10-22 at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.  Music Director Antony Walker spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the music for the opera.  

Pittsburgh Opera - Yardbird - Jasmine Muhammad - Apr 7, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera presents Charlie Parker's Yardbird - April 10-22 at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.  Jasmine Muhammad spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about her role as Addie Parker.  

Pittsburgh Opera - Yardbird - Martin Bakari - Apr 7, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera presents Charlie Parker's Yardbird - April 10-22 at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.  Martin Bakari talks about his role as Charlie Parker.   

Pittsburgh Opera - Yardbird - Tome Cousin - Apr 7, 2021

Pittsburgh Opera presents Charlie Parker's Yardbird - April 10-22 at the Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters.  Stage Director Tome Cousin spoke with WQED-FM's Anna Singer about how he went about putting this production together.  

Dr. Stephen Neely - Apr 2, 2021

Dr. Stephen Neely, Eurhythmics Professor at Carnegie Mellon School of Music, spoke with Matthew Rygelski about his teaching experience during the pandemic. 

Denyce Graves - Apr 1, 2021

Known for her spice-filled performances in Georges Bizet's, Carmen, Denyce Graves has brought her passion for music and food to a new stage--her kitchen! The 2020 global pandemic inspired the commencement of "Cooking with Denyce." As opera houses and concert venues around the world were closed to most musicians, Graves would bring her industry friends together-virtually to cook a variety of recipes with a twist of opera. April 1-4, 2021, Graves will bring "Cooking with Denyce" to the home of Marc & Diana Reid Chazaud of Pittsburgh for her first off-site taping and introduce The Denyce Graves Foundation and its first philanthropic project with the National Opera House.   WQED-FM's Anna Singer had a chance to talk with Denyce about her "Cooking with Denyce" project, as well as the Denyce Graves Foundation.   

Women's History Month - Nancy Galbraith - Mar 31, 2021

In this series, WQED-FM's Anna Singer interviews powerful women in the Pittsburgh Arts scene.   This interview features composer and educator Nancy Galbraith.  

 

 

Women's History Month - Rene Conrad - Mar 24, 2021

In this series, WQED-FM's Anna Singer interviews powerful women in the Pittsburgh Arts scene.   This interview features Rene Conrad, Executive Director of New Hazlett Theater since January of 2011.  Rene talks about the challenges of making theater during this pandemic and the importance of supporting and being an "incubator" for all types of artists.

Women's History Month - Kristin Helfrich - Mar 24, 2021

In this series, WQED-FM's Anna Singer interviews powerful women in the Pittsburgh Arts scene.   This interview features Kristin Helfrich, Director of Programming for New Hazlett Theater since May of 2019.  She talks about the upcoming virtual performances that start at the end of May and continue through June.

 

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