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Featured Podcasts

Giancarlo Guerrero

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Giancarlo Guerrero talks about the program of Adams, Strauss, Prokofiev  Listen

Chris Botti

Jim Cunningham interviews Chris Botti about his upcoming concert with Joshua Bell at Chautauqua Institution.  Listen

CD Spotlight

The Perlman Sound
A 3-CD tribute to violinist Itzhak Perlman on his 70th birthday (Aug 31) including his Sibelius and Korngold concerto recordings and "Zigeunerweisen" with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and a jazz piece with and by Andre Previn.
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PSO 2016 European Tour
Follow WQED Morning Show host Jim Cunningham as he covers the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2016 European Tour.


WQED Cultural Calendar

PSO Sensory-Friendly Performance: Heroes and Inspirations
Saturday, Jun. 25 at 2:30 PM
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Open to people of all ages and abilities but designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities, "Heroes and Inspirations," a sensory-friendly performance featuring the ...more info

Carmen the Gypsy
Saturday, Jun. 25 - Sunday, Jun. 26
Presenter: Opera Theater Summerfest
An alluring gypsy, a handsome officer - two different worlds collide in Bizet’s timeless tale of fierce love with some of opera’s favorite music. Re-envisioned by Jonathan Eaton and Robert ...more info

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch
Sunday, Jun. 26 at 10:30 AM
Presenter: Citiparks
Allegheny Brass Band performs. Bach, Beethoven and Brunch. ...more info

Music for Midsummer Nights
Wednesday, Jun. 29 at 7:00 PM
Presenter: Shadyside Presbyterian Church
Shadyside Presbyterian Church presents “Music for Midsummer Nights,” a mini-series of concerts on Wednesday evenings in June, from 7:00 to 7:55 p.m. Join us on Wednesday, June 29, to hear ...more info

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