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Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

    Richard Teaster and Nate Ginck - Pitt Men's Glee Club

    Richard Teaster and Nate Ginck - Pitt Men's Glee Club

    The Pitt Men's Glee Club presents their Spring Concert on Saturday April 20th, 7:30pm at First Baptist Church. Director Richard Teaster and Men's Glee Club member Nate Ginck stopped by the QED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham to talk about the concert.

    • 13 min
    Awadagin Pratt and Edward Leonard - Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh

    Awadagin Pratt and Edward Leonard - Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh

    Maestro's Edward Leonard and Awadagin Pratt from Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh discuss with Jim Cunningham live about their upcoming concert tomorrow, Saturday April 20th, at 7:30 pm at Rodef Shalom. Awadagin will be guest conducting the program that includes Avro Part's Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten and Beethoven's Symphony No 7. He will also be performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A Major. They play a recording from Awadagin's last time conducting the Chamber Orchestra, the last movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1. Visit https://copgh.org/concerts to learn more.

    • 19 min
    Kathryn Spitz Cohan - JFilm

    Kathryn Spitz Cohan - JFilm

    Executive Director of Film Pittsburgh, Kathryn Spitz Cohan, spoke to WQED-FM about their upcoming international independent Jewish film festival, JFilm, that runs from May 2nd to May 12th with showings at Carnegie Mellon University's McConomy auditorium and The Oaks Theater in Oakmont. Kathryn highlights the opening night showing of Left Alone Rhapsody: The Musical Memoir of Pianist John Bayless at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland. The film is a documentary about the pianist, composer, and conductor, John Bayless, who for 30 years had a very long career as a solo pianist touring across the world. The film also showcases his debilitating stroke, and how he continues to reinvent himself, even after losing function of his right side of his body. This special showing is followed by a performance by John Bayless, and a dessert reception with the director of the film, Stewart Schulman. Kathryn talks about the other 15 showings that happen during the film festival, ticket prices, and the many nostalgic documentaries that are in the festival. Visit https://filmpittsburgh.org/pages/jfilm to learn more and find tickets for the whole festival or just specific showings.

    • 19 min
    Warren Davidson and Jorie Butler-Geyer - Academy String Quartet

    Warren Davidson and Jorie Butler-Geyer - Academy String Quartet

    Members of the Academy String Quartet, violist Warren Davidson, and violinist Jorie Butler-Geyer, discusses their upcoming concert at the Allegheny Church in the Northside on Sunday, April 21st at 7:30 pm. This last concert at Allegheny Church features a program called Dances and Madrigals. Jorie and Warren talk about the program that combines Mendelssohn's quartet in E-Flat and Czech master Bohuslav Martinu with his Three Madrigals. Jorie and Warren perform in WQED-FM's studios two movements of the Three Madrigals, Poco allegro and Poco andante. Visit https://www.facebook.com/AcademyConcerts to learn more and find tickets. Also visit WQED-FM's cultural calendar to see the rest of the Academy String Quartet's upcoming concerts!

    • 19 min
    Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks - This Could Be True

    Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks - This Could Be True

    Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park artistic director, Jennifer Tober, musician and music director, Matt Calvetti, and writer and actor Charles David “Stoney” Richards, discuss with Anna Singer about the four's collaboration in PSiP's newest performance, Shakespeare: This Could Be True running Tuesday, April 23rd to Friday, April 26th, at the Union Trust Building downtown. Jennifer highlights the groups 20th anniversary this year, and Stoney talks about writing this show and how the idea came to him. Stoney and Matt also perform a small reading from the play, complete with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Anna highlights her role as the cockney-accented Nurse who closely resembles Nurse Ratchet. Visit https://www.pittsburghshakespeare.com/ to learn more and find tickets.

    • 21 min
    Jonathan Tetelman

    Jonathan Tetelman

    Tenor opera singer, Jonathan Tetelman, spoke with WQED-FM from Carnegie Hall Studios about his recent Metropolitan Opera debut as Ruggero in La Rondine until April 20th, followed closely by Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly until May 11th. Jonathan discusses his emotions about the debut, the synopsis of La Rondine, and his recent album celebrating the 100th anniversary of Puccini's death. Hear and see Jonathan in La Rondine on Classical WQED-FM and in theaters on April 20th, and in Madama Butterfly on May 11th. Visit https://www.jonathantetelman.com/ to learn more.

    • 11 min

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WQED is The Voice of the Arts in Pittsburgh and these easy-to-digest episodes give listeners a taste of the Brugh’s finest cultural amenities, attractions, and special events. Monitor the show weekly for unique and memorable content from a team committed to supporting the community’s non-profit arts organizations.

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This is a great way to stay up to date on the cultural scene around the Pittsburgh region. WQED FM hosts, led by Jim Cunningham and Anna Singer, interview a wide variety of creative types and cultural influencers to hear their insights and anecdotes. With exclusive interviews, Voice of the Arts connects listeners with local talent, leaders and scene-makers, as well as national and international artists who come to town.

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