ArtScene with Erika Funke ArtScene, with Erika Funke as the host/producer, is a daily short program which brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join her weekdays at 11:00am for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!
ArtScene with Erika Funke

ArtScene with Erika Funke

From WVIA

ArtScene, with Erika Funke as the host/producer, is a daily short program which brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join her weekdays at 11:00am for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!

Most Recent Episodes

Marcie Riebe; Paul Gallo; April 10 2024

Playwrights Marcie Riebe and Paul Gallo speaking about their new original play, "Inconveniences: A Comedy in Two Acts " presented by Diva Theater April 19, 2024 through April 28th--shows Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 with Sunday matinees at 2:00 at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market Street in Scranton. 570-209-7766

Maria Santomauro; Dave Brown; April 12 2024

Maria Santomauro, Artist Acquisition & Program Manager at the Scranton Cultural Center, and Dave Brown, co-artistic director of the annual String Fling, speaking about the 2024 concert on Friday, April 19th at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00) in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center. The show will feature a number of bands including Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers. For more information: www.scrantonculturalcenter.org/

Doug Claybourne; 4 08 2024

Filmmaker Doug Claybourne speaking with WVIA's Larry Vojtko about his most recent movie, "The Rainbow Prince" in anticipation of his appearance as keynote presenter at the 2024 NEPA Film Festival at the Waverly Community House, Waverly PA. Claybourne will be featured on Friday, April 12th beginning at 6:00 with an opening night reception, followed by a screening of his new film and then a Q & A with WVIA's Julie Sidoni. The festival runs from April 12th through the 14th with workshops and a full roster of screenings. For more information: www.nepafilmfestival.com/

Christopher Jackson; March 15 2024

Christopher Jackson, Artistic Director & Conductor of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, speaking about the Spring 2024 Concert, "Bach Inspired," on Sunday, March 17th at 4:00 at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center Street. On the program: Cantata No.80, "Ein Feste Burg" and more. www.bach.org

Matthew Rupcich; March 12 2024

Matthew Rupcich, Music Director & Conductor of the Arcadia Chorale, speaking about the 37th Annual NEPA Bach Festival in Scranton: The Organ Concert will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 4:00 pm, at Elm Park United Methodist Church; The Chamber Concert will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 pm, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, and the Choral Concert will be presented on Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church. www.arcadiachorale.org/

John Vaida; Amy Iwazumi; March 13 2024

John Vaida, violin, and Amy Iwazumi, viola, co-founders of the NEPA Chamber Music Society, speaking about 3 concerts they will offer titled, "Dedications." Friday, March 15, 2024, at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin Street, in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Saturday, March 16, at 7 pm, in the Trachte Music Center at Lycoming College, 304 E. 4th Street in Williamsport. Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 pm, at the White Haven Area Community Library, 121 Towanda Street in White Haven, PA. The program will include music by Schumann, Borodin, Webern and more. www.nepacms.org/

John Vaida; Amy Iwazumi; March 13 2024

John Vaida, violin, and Amy Iwazumi, viola, co-founders of the NEPA Chamber Music Society, speaking about 3 concerts they will offer titled, "Dedications." Friday, March 15, 2024, at 7 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin Street, in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Saturday, March 16, at 7 pm, in the Trachte Music Center at Lycoming College, 304 E. 4th Street in Williamsport. Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 pm, at the White Haven Area Community Library, 121 Towanda Street in White Haven, PA. The program will include music by Schumann, Borodin, Webern and more. www.nepacms.org/

REV Theatre; March 13 2024

Rudy Caporaso & Rosey Hay, Co-Founders of REV Theatre, speaking about an original theater piece titled, "Soda Pop Can: An American High School Story," to be presented Friday (3/15) & Saturday (3/16) at The Space at Olive, 451 Wyoming Avenue, in Scranton, at 7:00 each evening. Admission is free and the performances will be followed by a reception and community forum.

Gerardo Edelstein; March 11 2024

Gerardo Edelstein, Music Director & Conductor of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, speaking with WVIA's Fiona Powell about a program titled. "Wild West Adventures: A Night of Cowboy Music," on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth Street in downtown Williamsport. The concert will feature music by John Williams, Ferde Grofe, Aaron Copland and more. www.CACLive.com/ or www.williamsportsymphony.org/

Melisse Brunet; March 8 2024

Melisse Brunet, Music Director & Conductor of the Northeastern PA Philharmonic, speaking about her life in conducting & about the documentary film, "Maestra," directed by Maggie Contreras, that is continuing on the film festival circuit. Brunet will lead the NEPA Philharmonic on April 1, 2024, in an all-Gershwin program, and on June 1st in a Masterworks program featuring Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff. www.nepaphil.org & www.melissebrunet.com/