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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 10 - Part 1

Soprano Hila Plitman returns to Heinz Hall to perform “Darkness in the Ancient Valley” by  Listen


Sarah Law Interview

Jim Cunningham talks to Sarah Law, who wrote the book "Pittsburgh's Point Breeze."      Listen

CD Spotlight

Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy
Violinist Nicola Benedetti plays Bruch's popular Scottish Fantasy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, then plays traditional Scottish and Irish tunes with renowned folk musicians.
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Holiday Classics
Cozy up with the classics this holiday season with Classical WQED 89.3!
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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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Sunday, December 21 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

As you and your family and friends are making final preparations for the Christmas holiday – last minute shopping, wrapping gifts, or traveling to your holiday destination -- Sunday Baroque will celebrate with warm and meaningful holiday music from a much simpler and less frenetic time. view schedule

Sunday, December 21 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert conducts Richard Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra” and “Don Juan.” Liang Wang performs the Oboe Concerto by Christopher Rouse. view schedule

Sunday, December 21 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Manfred Honeck conducts “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. Plus a world premiere collaboration by 5 Pittsburgh composers in a work titled “The Elements.” view schedule

Monday, December 22 at 8pm
Candles Burning Brightly

Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock explore the customs and music of the Chanukah holiday. view schedule

Monday-Friday, December 22-26 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Holiday Celebration

The sound of sleigh bells means that it's winter holiday time, and music is full of representations of celebratory music. All around the world, winter holidays of a wide variety are celebrated, and their music is wonderful to listen to regardless of which one you celebrate. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Guest conductor Juraj Valcuha discusses the Pittsburgh Symphony concerts for Oct 31 - Nov. 2,

 


Violinist Nicola Benedetti talks about the future of classical music.

 

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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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