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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 3 - Part 1

Manfred Honeck conducts Barber’s emotional Adagio for Strings, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and Janacek’s Suite  Listen


Robert Sutherland Lord Program

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham hosts a one hour tribute program to organist Robert Sutherland Lord.  The  Listen

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Trio Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Symphony principals Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin and Anne Martindale Williams, cello, play a trio by Haydn, Sonata for Violin and Harp by Shaposhnikov, A Chloris by Hahn, Trio by Renie and Por Una Cabeza by Gardel.
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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, October 26 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

In anticipation of the little angels and devils who will be haunting your neighborhood and ringing your doorbell in search of candy this Halloween, Sunday Baroque will feature musical angels and devils. No tricks, just some lovely baroque treats. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Cleveland Orchestra

Jahja Ling conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Capriccio espagnole." Yuja Wang performs the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy. view schedule

Monday-Friday, October 27-31 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (Week 2 of 2)

A continuation of our look at the history of the New York Philharmonic, including musician interviews and some of the orchestra’s most memorable performances. view schedule

Friday, October 31 at 5pm
Tunes from the Crypt – Double Creature Feature

The perfect soundtrack for Halloween listening. Selections from the films “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” “Inception,” and "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and many more. This two-hour fright fest also features music from Gustav Holst, James Horner, Igor Stravinsky, Giacomo Puccini, and others. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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WQED Cultural Calendar

Annie
Tuesday, Oct. 28 - Sunday, Nov. 2
Presenter: PNC Broadway Across America
Leapin' Lizards! One of the world's best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of Annie will be a classic incarnation of ...more info

Frederic Blanc, organ
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 pm
Saint Bernard and Duquesne University present Frederic Blanc, organist of Notre-Dame de Auteuil in Paris, France. Known internationally as a teacher and performer, M. Blanc will focus on improvisation in ...more info

Christopher O'Riley, piano
Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Washington & Jefferson College
Christopher O'Riley, the host of NPR's "From the Top," performs a program titled "Out of My Hands", in which the acclaimed American pianist dives into repertoire from R.E.M., Portishead, ...more info

Isle of the Dead
Thursday, Oct. 30 - Tuesday, Nov. 11
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Rachmaninoff's brooding tone poem The Isle of the Dead and his melancholic Symphony No. 3 bookend this program with haunting themes, both quoting from the Latin hymn Dies Irae. Also, ...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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