Voice of the Arts
Joseph Hall - Kelly Strayhorn Theater Executive Director - Jun 6, 2023
Kelly Strayhorn Theater's Executive Director, Joseph Hall, talked about the theater's new strategic plan launched in November called "Owning Our Future: Thriving Where We Live" and its four pillars. He also talked about upcoming events in the summer, like their Alloy School and House Party, as well as his journey to KST and a bit about his background.
Janet Sung - Pittsburgh Concert Society - Jun 2, 2023
The Pittsburgh Concert Society has their Alumni Concert on Sunday June 4th, 2pm at Kresge Hall on the CMU Campus. The concert features Janet Sung, violin with Dimitri Papadimitriou, piano, as well as pianist Bruce Murray. Janet stopped by the QED Morning Show with Anna Singer to talk about the concert.
Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh - Jun 1, 2023
This Saturday, June 3rd, the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh has it's season finale concert at Rodef Shalom. Edward Leonard conducts Strauss' Metamorphosen, along with the Mendelssohn Double Concerto for Violin, Piano, and String Orchestra featuring Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, violin and Rodrigo Ojeda, piano. Rodrigo, Edward and Executive Director Andrew Swenson, stopped by to chat about the concert.
Composer Brian Field - May 26, 2023
Anna Singer spoke with composer Brian Field about his early education with music, his mentors and early compositions, and then his newest works which are Three Passions for our Tortured Planet, (all proceeds from this one go to charities to help fight against climate change) and Brian Field- Vocal Works (which features a social justice song).
Brian Worsdale and Jacob Joyce - May 26, 2023
Jacob Joyce and Brian Worsdale talk about the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Three Rivers Young People's Orchestra's upcoming performance at the League of American Orchestras national conference on June 14th. The conference is hosted by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall from June 14th-16th. They also discussed Arturo Marquez, and Jacob's busy schedule in the summer that will take him around the world.
50th Anniversary Interviews - Point Park University - Amanda Fischer - May 18, 2023
On April 4, 2023, WQED-FM continued to celebrate it's 50th Anniversary with a live broadcast from Point Park University. Jim Cunningham spoke with Amanda Fischer, the interim Executive Director at Pittsburgh Chamber Music, who uses the performance space at Point Park for their concerts.
50th Anniversary Interviews - Point Park University - Andrew Bensch - May 18, 2023
On April 4, 2023, WQED-FM continued to celebrate it's 50th Anniversary with a live broadcast from Point Park University. Jim Cunningham spoke with Andrew Bensch, WWPJ general manager at Point Park's radio station.