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Patrick McNally sings Belcore's aria

Patrick McNally introduces and performs Belcore's aria from Donizetti's comic opera "The Elixir of  Listen


Guy Klucevsek & Suzanne Ortner

Accordionist and composer Guy Klucevsek is one of relatively few accordion players active in new  Listen

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Dvorak - Symphony No.8 - Honeck/Pittsburgh Symphony
Reference Recordings expands its "Fresh" series with Manfred Honeck and the PSO in Dvorak's 8th Symphony and a Symphonic Suite from Janacek's opera Jenufa, conceived by Manfred Honeck and arranged by Tomas Ille. Recorded at Heinz Hall.
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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, September 22-26 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
String Quartet Composers From Fibich to Sibelius

An in-depth look at the string quartet’s history and development this week with a focus on Fibich, Jean Sibelius, and their contemporaries. view schedule

Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm
The Birthday of the World: Rosh Hoshanah

Some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. The program also features ancient chants and folk melodies from four guest cantors and several noted singers. view schedule

Thursday, September 25 at 8pm
Musical Memories for the High Holidays

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman guides us through the traditions of the Jewish High Holidays, sharing music, personal recollections, and even a recipe or two! view schedule

Friday, September 26 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Foundation Performance in Pittsburgh, with Stephen Baum

Chatham Baroque plays Bach's Brandenburg Concertos at the Twentieth Century Club in a concert co-presented with Chamber Music Pittsburgh. view schedule

Saturday, September 27 at 1pm
Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Gregory Spears “Paul’s Case”

Willa Cather’s 1905 story of a Pittsburgh boy whose social aspirations drive him to escape to New York City is a singular, haunting experience. After a short time living the high life at the Waldorf-Astoria, Paul's longings are crushed in a wrenching finale. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Passing Strange
Thursday, Sep. 25 - Thursday, Oct. 9
Presenter: The Phoenix: A Theatre Company
The ground-breaking adventurous musical Passing Strange by Stew and Heidi Rodewald tells the story of a young African-American's travels from his roots in Los Angeles to Europe and back in ...more info


Cello Fury
Thursday, Sep. 25 at 11:30am - 1:30p
WQED and the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership present a LIVE performance by the "cello rock powerhouse" Cello Fury to usher in a new season of the PBS Arts Fall Festival on ...more info

Public Record - A Pittsburgh Biennial Exhibition
Friday, Sep. 26 - Sunday, Nov. 9
Presenter: SPACE Gallery
Public Record — a nine-person multimedia exhibition in celebration of Pittsburgh artists — explores love, absurdity, surveillance, gaming, and identity. Artists include Rafael Abreu-Canedo, Matthew Biederman (with Aljosa Abrahamsberg, Marko ...more info

10th Anniversary Gallery Crawl
Friday, Sep. 26
Presenter: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cultural Trust's quarterly Gallery Crawls with exhibitions and live music in the downtown Cultural District including the openings of Pittsburgh Biennial shows at SPACE ...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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