Wendy Burnter of Steeltown Entertainment stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the organization and their mission to help young filmmakers in the Pittsburgh Region.
Violinist Monique Mead talks about her Beethoven 250th anniversary celebration during which she gave 50 performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. The grand finale and 50th concert is on Beethoven’s birthday, December 16th, at Carnegie Music Hall with the Edgewood Symphony and Walter Morales. There will be a short film about the project. Congolese musicians and the Bruderhof Community will be involved too.
Ali Hoefnagel of Dreams of Hope talks about their organization and the importance of RAD funding to their operation.
Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut November 29, 2019 with two pieces - the Nocturne by Edvard Baghdasaryan and the Concerto Rhapsody by Aram Khachaturian, conducted by Music Director Manfred Honeck. He discusses with Jim Cunningham the music; the 360 concert with the audience in the round; his mentor Rostropovich; his earlier visit to Pittsburgh in a snowstorm; chess in Armenia; famous Armenians the Kardashians and Cher; his career to date and much more.
Janera Solomon spoke with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash.
Greg Langel of the Frick Art and Historical Center stopped by to talk about their current exhibition about Katherine Hepburn; the history of the Frick Estate and much more.