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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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Monday-Friday, November 17-21 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Nobody Ever Builds a Statue to a Critic

An exploration of composers’ critiques, evaluations, and responses to their contemporaries. view schedule

Saturday, November 22 at 7am
Performance Today Weekend

This two hour weekly program which features classical music in concert from sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Hosted by Fred Child. view schedule

Saturday, November 22 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera: Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata

La Traviata, "The Fallen Woman," is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. view schedule

Saturday, November 22 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Andres Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony in Ein Heldenleben by Strauss. Plus Andrew Watts plays the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. view schedule

Monday-Friday, November 17-21 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Francis Poulenc

A master of wit and elegance, equal parts boulevardier and enfant terrible, Francis Poulenc's melodic gifts and prolific output made him one of the 20th century’s most enduring composers. 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

Music for Two Organs: Kevin Jones and Michael Messina
Sunday, Nov. 23 at 4:00 pm
Presenter: Music in a Great Space
Utilizing Shadyside's four-manual Reuter in the chancel and a two-manual Moeller in the gallery — Kevin Jones and Michael Messina will present music written for two organs (Calvin Hampton's Alexander ...more info


Soprano Anna Singer in Recital
Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3:00 pm
Presenter: Chatham University
An afternoon featuring soprano Anna Singer with pianist Walter Morales in songs by Griffes, Hoiby, R. Strauss, Menotti and Debussy. ...more info

Moscow on the Mon
Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Loh conducts Copland's Appalachian Spring, Lowell Lieberman's Flute Concerto featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Flute Lorna McGhee, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, plus Tchaikovsky's Trepak from The Nutcracker conducted by ...more info

St. Francis: A Musical Tribute from the Past to the Present
Sunday, Nov. 23 at 4:00 pm
Renowned vocalists Charlene Canty, soprano and Andrey Nemzer, countertenor accompanied by organist Nicholas Will present settings of the Stabat Mater by composers such as Vivaldi, Rossini, Haydn, Poulenc and Pergolesi. ...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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