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Millie Ryan

Millie Ryan details the Pittsburgh Symphony Society's Shadyside Splendor house tour on Nov. 23rd. Tickets  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 6 - Part 1

This week, we remember Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos with his final concert from Heinz Hall.    Listen

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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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The Heinz Chapel 2014 Holiday Concert
Broadcast live on Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m.
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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, November 23 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

Mythology plays a significant role in literature and art. It has also inspired many musicians. Sunday Baroque climbs Mount Olympus to feature a few magical, mythological stories. view schedule

Sunday, November 23 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Lucerne Festival

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8. Plus Sergey Khachatryan playes the Beethoven Violin Concerto. view schedule

Sunday, November 23 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Manfred Honeck conducts the orchestra and the Tallis Scholars in works by Victoria, Bruckner and Allegri. Plus hear Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4. view schedule

Monday, November 24 at 7am
LIVE From Pittsburgh International Airport

Join Jim Cunningham at 7 a.m. and Anna Singer at 10 a.m. live from the Pittsburgh International Airport! 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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WQED Cultural Calendar

Newsies
Tuesday, Nov. 25 - Sunday, Nov. 30
Presenter: PNC Broadway Across America
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and ...more info

Thanksgiving with Igudesman and Joo
Friday, Nov. 28 - Sunday, Nov. 30
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Often compared to luminaries such as Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious sketches. ...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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