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J. Michael Flanigan Interview

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to J. Michael Flanigan - an appraiser on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow"  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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Summer Night Concert 2014
The Vienna Philharmonic's 2014 Summer Night Concert took place in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach with featured pianist Lang Lang. The program featured works by Berlioz, Richard Strauss, and Johann Strauss, Jr
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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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Monday-Friday, August 18-22 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Homage

How would you like to be the subject of a composition by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky or Mozart? In many cases, the fame of the music has outlasted that of its honoree, but we'll explore some of these heartfelt gestures and the composers who made them. view schedule

Friday, August 22 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Foundation Performance in Pittsburgh, with Stephen Baum

The Artemis Quartet plays Brahms' String Quartet #1 and Beethoven's Opus 131 for Chamber Music Pittsburgh. view schedule

Saturday, August 23 at 1pm
LA Opera: Jules Massenet’s Thais

The most beautiful courtesan in Alexandria, Thaïs holds an entire city in her thrall as she embraces life’s most sensual delights. One man alone, the monk Athanaël, weeps for her sins, but his pilgrimage to save the sinner’s soul becomes a tortured journey of erotic obsession. view schedule

Sunday, August 24 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani

Regret is a powerful emotion, just as it was in 1400s when the Franco-Flemish composer Josquin des Prez set a text about a thousand regrets to music. Josquin's anguished tune Mille Regretz swept through Europe like a fever, and we'll hear a multitude of settings, from plain to wild. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

From Bach to Gershwin @ Eden Hall
Thursday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Chatham University
An evening of elegant melodies from Bach to Gershwin will feature renowned Brazilian soprano and Pittsburgh resident Lilly Abreu, described by the Los Angeles Times as "... crystal clear soprano ...more info

An Evening with Edward Parks
Saturday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 pm
New York opera sensation Edward Parks comes home to Indiana, PA to share an evening of song. Proceeds benefit the Indian County Competition for Young Musicians. ...more info

Shadyside...The Art Festival on Walnut Street
Saturday, Aug. 23 - Sunday, Aug. 24
The 17th Annual Shadyside…The Art Festival on Walnut Street produced by Howard Alan Events and hosted by the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce features 200 artists from 30 different states and ...more info

World Kaleidoscope presents Geese in the Bog
Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2:00 pm
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Geese in the Bog are four musicians who collectively have decades of experience playing in the true Irish tradition on button accordion, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar. Free admission. ...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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