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PNME's Nathalie Shaw

The violinist of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Nathalie Shaw, gives this summer's Showcase Concert  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Live from Hartwood Acres - Part 1

On Sunday July 6th, WQED-FM broadcast our first ever live broadcast from Hartwood Acres with  Listen

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Johann Strauss - Manfred Honeck & Vienna Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony's Manfred Honeck, who like his brother Rainer played in the Vienna Philharmonic, conducts Vienna's other orchestra in 12 selections including Village Swallows from Austria, Roses From the South, & Thunder and Lightning
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The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 from June 15 through August 10 for one of Pittsburgh's most beloved events. Bring your families and your picnic brunches and enjoy the music! view schedule

Monday-Friday, July 21-25 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Maiden Voyages

Exploring the symphonic form and the first efforts of great composers. view schedule

Friday, July 25 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Foundation Performance in Pittsburgh, with Stephen Baum

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays music for piano and winds by Milhaud, Canteloube, Poulenc, Ligeti and Mozart. view schedule

Saturday, July 26 at 1pm
LA Opera: Georges Bizet's Carmen

A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. James Conlon conducts. view schedule

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Violinist Ye-Eun Choi talks with Jim Cunningham about her PSO debut in Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."

 


Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan talks with Jim Cuninngham about his PSO concerts featuring Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, a Mozart chaconne, and Haydn's "Drumroll" Symphony.

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

A Symphonic Celebration
Friday, Jul. 25 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra throw a summer symphonic celebration featuring Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Brahms Symphony No. 3 and a breathtaking performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto ...more info

Concert 3 - Guitar and Voice
Friday, Jul. 25 - Saturday, Jul. 26
Presenter: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Featuring a world premiere of a new commission by Ryan Anthony Francis for PNME and guitar virtuoso Mattias Jacobsson. Works include: Amy Williams: First Lines; Christopher Cerrone: I will learn ...more info

BLUE! Performance Series: Border Ride
Saturday, Jul. 26 at 1:00 pm
Border Ride, the Western Pennslyvania and Eastern Ohio bluegrass group, combines various musical backgrounds into traditional bluegrass and progressive, non-traditional Newgrass music. ...more info


The Amadeus Trio
Sunday, Jul. 27 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you ...more info

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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