Pittsburgh Foundation CEO Maxwell King has written the first full biography of Fred Rogers , The Good Neighbor. He talks with Jim Cunningham about the book and the many facets of Fred Rogers philosophy and personality, details about the production of the programs at WQED, the music involved, Joanne Rogers friendship with conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi, the premiere of Amahl and the Night Visitors in 1951 with Fred at NBC as floor manager and much more. The book is available September 4 2018 with a launch party at the Heinz History Center.
**(apologies for the less than ideal sound quality)
Cast members of Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks stopped by the QED Morning Show with Anna Singer to talk about their performance of "The Two Gentlemen in Verona." The productions take place in various parks around Pittsburgh throughout September.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham sits down with classical pianist Stephen Hough to discuss his new album, “Dream,” along with other topics.
Caren Glotfelty, the Executive Director of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about their "Twilight Picnic in the Parks" event on August 25th. This year's guest is Lucie Arnaz. http://www.acparksfoundation.org/twilight-picnic-parks/
Pittsburgh Piano Day August 26 celebrates the piano and music with continuous performances starting at 11:45 at Katz Plaza, The Heinz Hall Garden Plaza and Market Square. Founder Peter Stumpf and organizer Gino Mollica tell Jim Cunningham the plan and who will play for this free event.
Rachael Stutzman Cohen, clarinetist and CMU grad who studied with Thomas Thompson of the Pittsburgh Symphony has organized a concert of Clarinet masterpieces by Brahms, Schumann and Mendelssohn August 18 at 7:30 at St. Maurice Church on Ardmore Boulevard. She brought soprano Anna Elder who sings the Schubert Shepherd on the Rock, to discuss the program with Jim Cunningham.