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Resonance Works - I am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams - Oct 5, 2022

Resonance Works opens it's 10th Anniversary season with "I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams," Friday October 14th at 8pm and Sunday October 16th, 3pm at Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie.  Artistic and General Director Maria Sensi Sellner, along with cast members stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Anna Singer about the production.   

Aria Parlock - Oct 4, 2022

Aria Parlock is a 12-year-old literary artist from Johnstown, PA. She recalls that she first became interested in poetry in 3rd grade. Now as a pre-teen, Aria wants to use the book she is in the process of publishing, with the help of her mom, to spread positivity and laughter to her readers. Kamera Dorsey sits down to chat with Aria about what inspires her, how poetry has helped her through tough times and her encouragement for students who also want to follow their dreams!

Eric Crosby - CMOA - Oct 3, 2022

Eric Crosby, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, stopped by WQED-FM to chat about the 58th Carnegie International and more in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.


Caron Daley - Sep 30, 2022

WQED-FM's Anna Singer speaks with Caron Daley, the Director of Choral Activities at Duquesne University.  Dr. Daley talks about Duquesne's new "Spirit of Pittsburgh" concert series.  The series celebrates Pittsburgh with specially curated concert programs featuring the musical, cultural, and historical traditions of our city featuring the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, Choirs, Wind and Jazz Ensembles, as well as our jazz faculty.   

Matthew Kraemer & Hugh Panaro - Butler County Symphony Orchestra - Sep 29, 2022

WQED discusses the power of music, keeping track of schedules, and the Butler County Symphony's upcoming performance with Maestro Matthew Kraemer and Phantom of the Opera star Hugh Panaro. Butler County Symphony's "Bravo Broadway" concert stars West End Scarlett Strallen and Broadway Hugh Panaro in renditions of Broadway show tunes from Cole Porter to Little Shop of Horrors. The concert is Saturday, October 1st, from 7:30-9:30pm.

Imani Winds - Sep 28, 2022

Wind Quintet, Imani Winds joins WQED’s Lead with Music Fellow, Kamera Dorsey, to discuss their work with Chamber Music Pittsburgh, critically acclaimed album “Bruits”, what keeps them going, and some nuggets of wisdom for the next generation of musical creatives! 


To support the work of Imani Winds please visit: https://imaniwinds.com

Amanda Peters & Kelsea Collins - Carnegie Library - Sep 28, 2022

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Archivist Amanda Peters and Kelsea Collins, Adult Services Librarian, talk with Jim Cunningham about the Radical Days free event Historic Pittsburgh Fair at the Carnegie Library Main Branch on the second floor on October 15th at 1pm.  The Radical Day event includes library tours, a presentation by Rick Sebak, and multiple special guests including Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Squirrel Hill Historical Society, Historical Glass Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Historical Society, Northland Public Library, Chatham University Special Collections, and many more.

For more information - https://www.carnegielibrary.org/event/historic-pittsburgh-fair/

Vivica Genaux - Idaspe - Sep 22, 2022

Anna Singer spoke with Vivica Genaux, who sings the role of Dario in Quantum Theater's production of "Idaspe" at the Byham Theater October 7th through the 15th.



John Holiday - Idaspe - Sep 22, 2022

Anna Singer spoke with John Holiday, who sings the role of Idaspe in Quantum Theater's production of "Idaspe" at the Byham Theater October 7th through the 15th.

John Devlin - Wheeling Symphony Orchestra - Sep 22, 2022

Yo-Yo Ma plays the John Williams Cello Concerto with John Devlin conducting the opening night celebration of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at the Capitol Theater Thursday September 29th at 7:30pm. John Devlin discuses the program of American Stories with Caroline Shaw and a world premiere of Migrations in Rhythm: A Concerto for Beatbox and Rhyme by Evan Meier with Christylez Bacon and a new arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner by Enrico Lopez Yanez. It's a return for Yo-Yo Ma - he first played Wheeling at age 17. There is a reception afterward.  John also discusses the season to come with Jim Cunningham and relays a few highlights from his work with Gianandrea Noseda and Christoph Eschenbach at the National Symphony before arriving in Wheeling.