Jim Cunningham recaps the sendoff Monday night for the Pittsburgh Symphony's 2013 European Festivals Tour at the airport in Pittsburgh. Delta Airlines' District Sales Manager Vaughan Campanella and PSO Principal Piccolo Rhian Kenny talked about making this tour a partnership with a long future. Principal Timpanist Ed Stephan told Jim about a new program in Pittsburgh to get instruments into the hands of more budding musicians, and his plans for riding his folding bike on the Continent.
Meet Julie Hanify, the new Head of the Music, Film & Audio Department at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Main Branch in Oakland, She talks about the first concert in the library's new "Sounds Upstairs" concert series, and about wealth of resources available to the public at the library.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Exploring Music host Bill McGlaughlin about the show's 10th anniversary, the program's new website, Bill's time as a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the current state of classical music.
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks opens its free, outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet on Aug. 31st. In her production, audience members must choose to side with either the Montagues or the Capulets, then follow that family as both families' scenes are staged simultaneously about 30 yards apart. QED's Stephen Baum met director Helen Meade and cast members during rehearsals in Frick Park, one of the three venues.
CMU-trained Sonja Sweterlich is a visual arts coordinator for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and a portrait painter. She talks about her latest show, "Julia," featuring a series of 12 portraits of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre principal dancer and nutrition bar ("Barre") entrpreneur Julia Erickson. "Julia" is on view at Box Heart Gallery in Bloomfield, Aug. 20 through Sep. 14, 2013.
Sarah Hall, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Frick Art Museum, takes you through "Clayton Days Revisited," a re-installation of the exhibition created by conceptual photographer Vik Muniz at Clayton in 1999 and 2000. With careful attention to period techniques and using the Frick Art & Historical Center's historical resources, Muniz staged and photographed scenes evoking the life of the Frick family at Clayton a century ago.