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Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Live

WQED-FM's Live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra from Heinz Hall on May 17,  Listen

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Stephen Kovacevich - Brahms Concertos
Of pianist Stephen Kovacevich, Gramophone Magazine writes, "his Brahms concertos with Colin Davis (recorded 1979) have always stood the test of time." The two concertos are now reissued with the Op. 10 Ballades and Op. 76 Klavierstucke.
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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 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Carnegie Hall Live

Maurizio Benini conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra and soprano Nicole Cabell, mezzo Joyce DiDonato, and tenor Lawrence Brownlee in opera highlights. view schedule

Sunday at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, 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-Friday at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Czech Out Those Bohemians

Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present. view schedule

Saturday at 8pm
Symphonycast

Carlos Kalmar conducts the RTVE Symphony Orchestra in William Walton’s Symphony No. 1. Stephen Hough plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto. view schedule



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Conductor Michael Francis talks about the world premiere of his new concerto for cello and mezzo siprano The Work at Hand

 


Guest conductor Michael Francis explains Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Buyer & Cellar
Thursday, May. 28 - Sunday, Jun. 28
Presenter: Pittsburgh Public Theater
Barbra Streisand's coffee table book, My Passion for Design, inspired this hilarious fictional account of what goes on in her Malibu estate's basement, which has become an arcade of shops ...more info

F295 Symposium
Thursday, May. 28 - Sunday, May. 31
Presenter: f295
Devoted to alternative photographic processes, the F295 Symposium features two days of lectures, a weekend of hands-on workshops taught by world-renowned masters, its largest trade show to date, two short ...more info

Sing On! Via
Thursday, May. 28 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts
Repertoire chosen to accentuate the purity and clarity of young, trained voices includes Laudamus Te by Vivaldi, When Children Sing by Mary Goetze, My Heart Soars by Ruth Watson Henderson ...more info


Madama Butterfly
Thursday, May. 28 - Sunday, May. 31
Presenter: Undercroft Opera
WQED's Anna Singer and Undercroft regular Katie Manukyan are double cast as Cio-Cio San, a young girl who believes in her "marriage" to Colonel Pinkerton, an American soldier stationed in ...more info

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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featured specials

  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.