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Voice of the Arts

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

Latest Episodes

Radical Days - 2020 - August Wilson Cultural Center and Frick Pittsburgh

Janis Burley Wilson, President and CEO of the August Wilson Cultural Center, joins Elizabeth Barker, the Executive Director of the Frick Pittsburgh, to talk about their Radical Days events and update us on what is going on at both cultural centers. Also, Shannon Musgrave, Communications Director of The Allegheny Regional Asset District, runs down happenings in the near future. They discuss with Jim Cunningham the August Wilson Center exhibit "Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water" by Dominic Chambers, Lit Fridays, the Youth Writers Camp, the latest exhibit at the Frick, the Virtual Look Inside the Frick with behind the scenes tours and how both institutions are reacting to the social unrest in the world today.

--3 d ago
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Radical Days - 2020 - August Wilson Cultural Center and Frick Pittsburgh

Piano 4te

It's the second year for Piano 4teand their concert will take place this Sunday afternoon at 4pm with pianists Jimmy Liu, Jack Kurutz, Luis Hernandez and Uliana Khochevnikova. Look for piano 4tey in concert on Facebook for the link to the live concert. Jimmy and Uliana stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the concert.

--4 d ago
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Piano 4te

Tuesday Musical Club - Nanette Kaplan Solomon

Tomorrow (Tuesday October 20th), Nanette Kaplan Solomon performs for the Tuesday Musical Club recital series. It will be a virtual concert with music by Bach, Beethoven and Nancy Galbraith. The concert takes place at 1pm and you can see it via Youtube from this link:https://www.tuesdaymusicalclub.org/events/public/article/recital-series/3771/c15/

--5 d ago
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Tuesday Musical Club - Nanette Kaplan Solomon

Bassist Miles Davis

Professional bass player Miles Davis made the news on WHYY when he got together with hiscolleagues to sight-read chamber music right outside his front door in downtown Philadelphia. So far they have played pieces such as Barber's Adagio for Strings, a Brahms sextet, and a Schubert octet, following social distancing guidelines. In this interview, Miles talks about how these spontaneous chamber music sessions came to be, his visits to Pittsburgh when he was younger, and how he wound up with the same name as trumpet player Miles Davis.

--5 d ago
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Bassist Miles Davis

Pittsburgh Commission on Human Rights Creative Arts Contest

Legendary civil rights activist Bayard Rustin once proclaimed “We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers.” What is an angelic troublemaker and what does that quote mean to you regarding human rights? The Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations is holding a creative arts contest and inviting all youth in ages/grades K-12th who live in or go to school in the City of Pittsburgh to come up with their own answer to that question. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke withTracy Baton, Wil Tolliver Jr. and Wesley Speary about the contest.

--1 w ago
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Pittsburgh Commission on Human Rights Creative Arts Contest

Pittsburgh Opera - Antony Walker

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Music Director Antony Walker about how he went about orchestrating this condensed and space limiting version of the opera.

--1 w ago
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Pittsburgh Opera - Antony Walker

Pittsburgh Opera - Crystal Manich

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with the opera's stage director, Crystal Manich, about how she went about staging this opera, while having to deal with issues like social distancing.

--1 w ago
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Pittsburgh Opera - Crystal Manich

Pittsburgh Opera - Angel Romero

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with the opera's "Ferrando," Angel Romero, about the role, performing while singing with masks, and much more.

--1 w ago
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Pittsburgh Opera - Angel Romero

Pittsburgh Opera - Therese Carmack

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with the opera's "Dorabella," Therese Carmack, about the role, performing while singing with masks, and much more.

--1 w ago
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Pittsburgh Opera - Therese Carmack

Maria Sensi Sellner - Tales from a Safe Distance

Boccaccio’s 14th century masterpiece “The Decameron” involved ten characters passing the time while sheltering from a plague by telling one another stories – stories comic, tragic, romantic, sexy, terrifying. The Decameron Opera Coalition has adapted those stories for the modern pandemic era. “Tales from a Safe Distance” features nine World Premiere one-act operas, and a tenth wrap-around story starring internationally renowned bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni and featuring a quartet of our instrumentalists - Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, Kira Bokalders, Jesica Sharp Crewe, and James Lesniak. The events run throughout October. WQED-FM's Anna Singer interviews Resonance Works General Director Maria Sensi Sellner about this project.

--2 w ago
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Maria Sensi Sellner - Tales from a Safe Distance

Latest Episodes

Radical Days - 2020 - August Wilson Cultural Center and Frick Pittsburgh

Janis Burley Wilson, President and CEO of the August Wilson Cultural Center, joins Elizabeth Barker, the Executive Director of the Frick Pittsburgh, to talk about their Radical Days events and update us on what is going on at both cultural centers. Also, Shannon Musgrave, Communications Director of The Allegheny Regional Asset District, runs down happenings in the near future. They discuss with Jim Cunningham the August Wilson Center exhibit "Like the Shapes of Clouds on Water" by Dominic Chambers, Lit Fridays, the Youth Writers Camp, the latest exhibit at the Frick, the Virtual Look Inside the Frick with behind the scenes tours and how both institutions are reacting to the social unrest in the world today.

--3 d ago
Comments
Radical Days - 2020 - August Wilson Cultural Center and Frick Pittsburgh

Piano 4te

It's the second year for Piano 4teand their concert will take place this Sunday afternoon at 4pm with pianists Jimmy Liu, Jack Kurutz, Luis Hernandez and Uliana Khochevnikova. Look for piano 4tey in concert on Facebook for the link to the live concert. Jimmy and Uliana stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the concert.

--4 d ago
Comments
Piano 4te

Tuesday Musical Club - Nanette Kaplan Solomon

Tomorrow (Tuesday October 20th), Nanette Kaplan Solomon performs for the Tuesday Musical Club recital series. It will be a virtual concert with music by Bach, Beethoven and Nancy Galbraith. The concert takes place at 1pm and you can see it via Youtube from this link:https://www.tuesdaymusicalclub.org/events/public/article/recital-series/3771/c15/

--5 d ago
Comments
Tuesday Musical Club - Nanette Kaplan Solomon

Bassist Miles Davis

Professional bass player Miles Davis made the news on WHYY when he got together with hiscolleagues to sight-read chamber music right outside his front door in downtown Philadelphia. So far they have played pieces such as Barber's Adagio for Strings, a Brahms sextet, and a Schubert octet, following social distancing guidelines. In this interview, Miles talks about how these spontaneous chamber music sessions came to be, his visits to Pittsburgh when he was younger, and how he wound up with the same name as trumpet player Miles Davis.

--5 d ago
Comments
Bassist Miles Davis

Pittsburgh Commission on Human Rights Creative Arts Contest

Legendary civil rights activist Bayard Rustin once proclaimed “We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers.” What is an angelic troublemaker and what does that quote mean to you regarding human rights? The Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations is holding a creative arts contest and inviting all youth in ages/grades K-12th who live in or go to school in the City of Pittsburgh to come up with their own answer to that question. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke withTracy Baton, Wil Tolliver Jr. and Wesley Speary about the contest.

--1 w ago
Comments
Pittsburgh Commission on Human Rights Creative Arts Contest

Pittsburgh Opera - Antony Walker

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Music Director Antony Walker about how he went about orchestrating this condensed and space limiting version of the opera.

--1 w ago
Comments
Pittsburgh Opera - Antony Walker

Pittsburgh Opera - Crystal Manich

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with the opera's stage director, Crystal Manich, about how she went about staging this opera, while having to deal with issues like social distancing.

--1 w ago
Comments
Pittsburgh Opera - Crystal Manich

Pittsburgh Opera - Angel Romero

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with the opera's "Ferrando," Angel Romero, about the role, performing while singing with masks, and much more.

--1 w ago
Comments
Pittsburgh Opera - Angel Romero

Pittsburgh Opera - Therese Carmack

October 17th through the 29th, Pittsburgh Opera presents Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" at the George R. White Opera Studio at Pittsburgh Opera headquarters. WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with the opera's "Dorabella," Therese Carmack, about the role, performing while singing with masks, and much more.

--1 w ago
Comments
Pittsburgh Opera - Therese Carmack

Maria Sensi Sellner - Tales from a Safe Distance

Boccaccio’s 14th century masterpiece “The Decameron” involved ten characters passing the time while sheltering from a plague by telling one another stories – stories comic, tragic, romantic, sexy, terrifying. The Decameron Opera Coalition has adapted those stories for the modern pandemic era. “Tales from a Safe Distance” features nine World Premiere one-act operas, and a tenth wrap-around story starring internationally renowned bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni and featuring a quartet of our instrumentalists - Sandro Leal-Santiesteban, Kira Bokalders, Jesica Sharp Crewe, and James Lesniak. The events run throughout October. WQED-FM's Anna Singer interviews Resonance Works General Director Maria Sensi Sellner about this project.

--2 w ago
Comments
Maria Sensi Sellner - Tales from a Safe Distance
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