Voice of the Arts
A preview of First Night Pittsburgh 2008 with Kevin McMahon, President of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Jim Cunningham interviews film distributor Mark Bussler about the documentary "Pennsylvania Train Stations - Restored and Revitalized," showing adaptive reuse of landmarks that outlived their original purpose.
Pittsburgh soprano Sara Botkin describes the mix of classical and popular styles and techniques on her second Christmas CD, "Breath of Heaven," on which she becomes her own choir through multi-tracked vocals.
Pitt's Don Franklin looks back, as he brings his Bach and the Baroque series to the end of its 16-year run by directing Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Heinz Chapel, co-presented with the Renaissance & Baroque Society.
Conductor Robert Page previews his 2007 Carnegie Mellon Holiday Concert. Hear the performance live on QED 89.3 and on the Internet at wqed.org, Fri. Dec. 7 at noon EST. (Repeats 12/14, 7 pm)
Pittsburgh Opera's "Opera Lady," Beth Parker, tells QED's Jim Cunningham about the company's production of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" at the Benedum Center through Sunday, Nov. 18th.
Half of the edgy, Australian 4-person circus troupe known as The Candy Butchers visits QED's Ted Sohier. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents their local debut, Nov. 7th - 10th, 2007.
The Three Rivers Film Festival continues through Nov. 15th. Andrew Swenson, director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, previews coming attractions and special guests with QED's Jim Cunningham.
Actor Richard Thomas (John-Boy in TV's "The Waltons") talks about his role as Juror #8 in the courtroom drama "12 Angry Men," differences between the 1957 film and the touring play, and his lifelong involvement in New York theater.
Who are the Whirling Dervishes of Rumi? Why do they whirl, and who was Rumi? Hakan Yildiz, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Dialogue Foundation, talks with Ted Sohier as the Whirling Dervishes return to Carnegie Music Hall, Oct. 23 at 8:00 pm.