Voice of the Arts
Toby Greenwalt, Director of Digital Strategy & Technology Integration at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, tells Jim Cunningham, who serves as a curator for the new Stacks program at the Carnegie Library, how the program works and how to enter a recording to be included in a digital library of area musicians. The Carnegie is looking for about ten minutes of music from each submission which will result in a $200 stipend and digital access to library users. Toby tells us about the selection process and discusses other digital initiatives of the library.
Karla Boos, Artistic director of Quantum Theater takes Jim Cunningham on a tour of the set of “Chatterton” a production in which the audience movies through various spaces of Trinity Cathedral. Chatterton premieres on September 14th and runs through October 28th as part of the Pittsburgh Festival of Firsts.
Simon Cummings and Nicole Myers from the progressive rock cello ensemble, Cello Fury, stopped by WQED-FM. They discussed topics from their yearly summer rock day camps for young string players as well as the release party for their third studio album, “X," celebrating the group’s 10th year together, at the Hard Rock Café in Station Square on September 21st.
The founder and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, Edward Leonard joins composer Chris Massa to discuss their Friday night September 14th concert at First Unitarian Church with the world premiere a symphony called Apologia, plus a Haydn symphony known as the Hen and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll.
Ben Locher and Paul Fireman of Fireman Creative in Point Breeze encourages you to take part in the .5Krun/walk/hobble/ride/crawl on Sunday September 16th at noon at Westinghouse Park raising awareness for the park and community where the George Westinghouse mansion once stood. The Taylor Allderdice Marching Band will play, an accordion virtuoso and puppeteer will be there with prizes, and a victory party will take place at the Evergreen Lounge in Penn Avenue. A portion of the proceeds will go to purchase of park benches for Westinghouse Park.
Big things are happening with Chatham Baroque - they have an exciting 2018-2019 season; plus, they are now running Renaissance and Baroque. The members of the group, along with Executive Director Donna Goyak stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the plans for the new season.
Dr. Susan Traverso, President of Thiel College, stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Thiel Alum Jim Cunningham. Topics included the honorary degree Thiel gave to Fred Rogers to the Con Spirito Concert Series.