Voice of the Arts

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David Stock - Jul 17, 2015

Composer David Stock talks to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the New Music Ensemble and his new piece being performed by the group this weekend (July 18, 2015).

Clem Rolin - West Hills Symphonic Band - Jul 15, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Clem Rolin, conductor of the West Hills Symphonic Band. The band will be performing at this week's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert (July 19, 2015).

Ethan Laplaca - Jul 15, 2015

This Sunday (7/19/15), 4pm at St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland, organist Ethan Laplaca will give a recital as part of the Summer Organ Concert Series. Ethan talked to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the recital.

Keith Lockhart - Jul 10, 2015

On Wednesday July 8th, CMU alumnus Keith Lockhart conducted the Brevard Festival Chamber Orchestra in Reza Vali's "The Ancient Call (Calligraphy No. 13)." The piece features Neil Berntsen — a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony's trumpet section — performing on a microtonal trumpet. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked with Maestro Lockhart about the performance, the latest with the Boston Pops, and his remembrances of attending Carnegie Mellon University.

Jeffrey Nytch - Jul 9, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble President Jeffrey Nytch about their 2015 concert season.

Johnny Mathis - Jul 1, 2015

Johnny Mathis returns to Pittsburgh to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Thursday July 16th. WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar talks to Johnny Mathis about his illustrious career.

Sarah Hall and Susanne Wilkinson - Jun 29, 2015

Sarah Hall and Susanne Wilkison from the Frick Art and Historical Center stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the current exhibit "Rolling Hills, Satanic Mills", along with the First Friday's at the Frick concert taking place on July 3rd.