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Brian Worsdale - Three Rivers Young People's Orchestra - Dec 1, 2022

TRYPO Music Director Brian Worsdale visited the WQED-FM studio to tell Jim Cunningham all about the December 5 Carnegie Music Hall concert “Music of the Americas” of the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra with thoughts about founders Bernard Goldberg and Phyliss Susan, the strength of the coaching staff. getting through he pandemic, Bryan’s work at Duquesne University teaching conductors the TRYPO visit to Carnegie Hall in New York last summer and more.

T.J. Fairchild - Commonplace Coffee - Dec 1, 2022

T J Fairchild is the Founder with his wife of Commonplace Coffee which started with a love of coffee house culture in Raleigh North Carolina then traveled to Indiana University of Pa and has expanded to eight locations in western Pennsylvania. Commonplace has created the 50th Anniversary blend for contributors to WQED-FM. TJ tells Jim Cunningham it tastes delicious and relates the flavors involved. The coffee business, Walt Whitman and what makes the business perk can be found in this Voice of the Arts conversation.

Moon Doh - Butler County Symphony Orchestra - Nov 30, 2022

Assistant Conductor at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Moon Doh, takes on a new role as a guest conductor at Butler Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, December 3rd for their Holiday Traditions Concert. This concert features opera singer Kevin Glavin reprising his beloved Santa role from the PSO years ago, and Butler local singer Sarah Bishop. Moon discusses the upcoming concert and his first Christmas in Pittsburgh. 

Anna Singer - 2023 Calendar - Nov 30, 2022

Jim Cunningham chats with Anna Singer about her new 2023 Calendar featuring her paintings.  WQED-FM is offering it during our December drive for a contribution of just $60.  

Samuele Bozzolla - Nov 29, 2022

WQED-FM's Anna Singer spoke with Samuele Bozzolla, the son of opera singer Claudia Pinza. They talked about his mother and grandfather.

Dr. Susan Medley - Pittsburgh Concert Chorale - Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Susan Medley Music Director of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale has the detail on her program Sounds of the Season Friday December 2 at a new venue Trinity Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh at 7:30, Saturday 7:30 at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and Sunday at 4pm in the Ingomar United methodist Church. She also has a sing along Messiah and a concert at W and J where she is Director of Choral Activities.

George Vosburgh - Nov 23, 2022

After 25 years as Principal Trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, George Vosburgh teaches at Carnegie Mellon University and organizes a concert with the Brass ensemble he founded in 1994 at the St. James Church in Sewickley. It’s just holiday hits on Sunday November 27th at 6:30 with no admission charge. In this conversation from the QED Morning Show, George remembers his 1997 performance with Heinz Wallberg of the Hummel trumpet concerto and has the story of the Holiday Favorites CD and concert at St. James, plus the latest music making with the Wind Ensemble at CMU.