Christopher Franklin, son of University of Pittsburgh Bach scholar Don Franklin, has an active conducting career in Europe, and will conduct Minnesota Opera's world premiere adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's play "Doubt" in January, 2013. Franklin talks about his youth in Pittsburgh, his work with Italian orchestras, and the production of "Doubt."
The Internet will expand from today's few billions of devices to tomorrow's trillions of nodes. That's why the CEO and founders of Pittsburgh-based Maya Design, a design consultancy and technology research lab, have written a new book titled “Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Economy." WQED board member and Maya CEO Mickey McManus talks with QED 89.3's Jim Cunningham.
Classical QED's Jim Cunningham interviews singer Annie Haslam of the 1970s English progressive rock band Renaissance.
Irish fiddler Mairead Nesbitt of the group Celtic Woman talks with QED's Jim Cunningham before a concert at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center. The classically-trained violinist talks about her background, violin technique, her work as a member of the RTE Concert Orchestra, and Celtic Woman's latest CD, titled "Believe."
Meet PSO Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor. The Middle Eastern/Filipino/American maestro is in his first season at Heinz Hall. He tells Jim Cunningham about his background and his conducting duties with the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Bass-baritone Gregg Baker will sing about three rivers on the PSO's Thanksgiving weekend program: Mancini's Moon River, Gershwin's Old Man River, and the Volga River. He'll also sing two Lehar songs chosen by Manfred Honeck that were written for tenor voice. Baker talks about his long association with the PSO, his work with Eartha Kitt, his role in an historic Porgy and Bess at Radio City Music Hall, and some pending new roles in his long career.