Voice of the Arts

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Marta Krechkovsky and Cheryl Redmond - Ukraine Benefit Concert - Dec 6, 2023

Violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marta Krechkovsky, and concert organizer, Cheryl Redmond, highlights the 3rd Benefit for Ukraine Concert on Sunday, December 10th at 5pm at the Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver. This benefit concert will host several PSO musicians and a reception afterwards with food donated from local restaurants. Marta and Cheryl both talk about how DTCare and NovaUkraine help those in need in Ukraine, and why continuing to support Ukraine is still needed. Donations are welcome at the door, by mailed check, and online at https://www.dtcare.org/ukraine-benefit.

Dana Bishop-Root - Carnegie Museum of Art - Dec 5, 2023

Director of Education and Public Programs at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Dana Bishop-Root, discusses the many exciting things happening this month at the Museum, just in time for the cold weather and holiday season. The museum will hold a free Winter Exhibit Celebration on December 14th at 6 pm with a soundscape in the Hall of Sculpture. Meet the curators of all the present exhibits in the museum, and see the exhibits before many leave the museum in January. The museum will also host the River City Brass on December 9th for a free concert as a part of their Sounds of the Season concert series. Visit https://carnegieart.org/ to learn more.

Ken Danchik & Brian Gurley - Dec 1, 2023

Associate Director of Music at the St. Paul's Cathedral and organist, Ken Danchik, as well as Director of Music, Brian Gurley, highlights their last Organ Series Concert of the 2023 season, with a concert by Ken this Sunday afternoon, that includes Christmas Music, original compositions, and French contemporary music. Ken also talks about his teaching methods with his students at University of Pittsburgh. The concert is free to attend. Visit https://saintpaulcathedral.org/cathedral-concert-series to learn more.

Mr. Cut Time - Dec 1, 2023

Retired Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist and composer, Rick Robinson AKA Mr. Cut Time, discusses with Anna Singer about his upcoming Pittsburgh debut concert at Rodef Shalom Congregation on Monday, December 4th at 7pm. Rick talks about his recent decision to move to Pittsburgh, who Mr. Cut Time is, and how he continues to try to bring classical music to a wider, more casual audience. Visit https://cuttime.com/ to learn more about Rick and his concert on Monday.

Patrick Cannon - Little Lake Theater - Dec 1, 2023

Artistic Director of Little Lake Theater, Patrick Cannon, is back to talk about Little Lake's upcoming 2024 season, Escape to the Lake, which features 10 unique shows. Starting in April of 2024, the Season of 2024 has something for everyone. From Matilda, to School House Rock, to Wait Until Dark, to Escape to Margaritaville, the 2024 season will be jam packed! Patrick also discusses Little Lake's increase in summer camps and their apprenticeships. Visit https://www.littlelake.org/ to learn more about the 2024 season.

Pittsburgh Festival Opera - Dec 1, 2023

Native of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, bass-baritone David Crawford and Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Marianne Cornetti, discuss with Anna Singer their upcoming "Legends in the Limelight" concert on Friday, December 1st at the Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. Featuring David Crawford with pianist Kate Wogoman, David will perform some Christmas music, some musical theater numbers, and some of his favorite arias. David, Marianne and Anna also talk about how their careers intertwined. Visit https://pittsburghfestivalopera.org/ to learn more about the concert and get tickets.

Chatham Baroque - Nov 28, 2023

It's a holiday classic! Violinist and one of the Artistic Directors at Chatham Baroque, Andrew Fouts, as well as Director of Music at the Calvary Episcopal Church, Alan Lewis, talk about their upcoming concert together on Friday, December 8th at 7:30pm. They discuss how and why they will be performing the entirety of Handel's Messiah with original Baroque instruments in a smaller chamber setting. Visit https://www.calvarypgh.org/ to learn more.