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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 15 - Part 1

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Alfredo Casella’s Symphonic Fragments from “La donna serpente” and Schumann’s Symphony No.  Listen


Andrey Nemzer & Ulilana Kozhevnikova

Countertenor Andrey Nemzer and pianist Uliana Kozhevnikova preview their January 25, 2015 recital at Chatham  Listen

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Daniel Hope - Escape to Paradise
Violinist Daniel Hope "goes Hollywood" in this anthology of film music by Korngold, Rosza, Morricone, and others -- recorded with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic or with chamber musicians and including cameos by vocalists Sting and Max Raabe.
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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, January 26-30 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City

Mozart gets the boot from the Archbishop and moves to the city. view schedule

Saturday, January 31 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, January 31 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann

Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The roles of the three heroines are shared by an impressive lineup of singing actresses, including Hibla Gerzmava, Susanna Phillips, Erin Morley, Audrey Luna, Christine Rice, and Elena Maximova. view schedule

Saturday, January 31 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Jeffrey Kahane conducts the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Haydn’s Symphony 102. Natasha Peremski performs the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2. view schedule

Sunday, February 1 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
Tainted Love

Love is patient; love is kind...except when it's anything but! Some sweet nothings have sour endings, and sometimes that box of chocolates proves to be a bitter pill. Love's gone bad this week on Harmonia, as we explore music by-and for-the brokenhearted. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Duos for Violin and Cello
Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Duquesne University
Violinist Rachel Stegeman and cellist Adam Lui perform Zoltan Kodlay's Duo, Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, and Handel's Duet for Violin and Cello. Ms. Stegeman is Associate Concertmaster for ...more info

Die Fledermaus
Thursday, Jan. 29 - Sunday, Feb. 1
Presenter: Undercroft Opera
Johann Strauss' bubbly operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) centers around Eistenstein, a man of questionable character, his clever wife Rosalinda, their ambitious chambermaid, Adele, and his best frenemy, Dr. Falke. ...more info

A Night in Russia
Friday, Jan. 30 - Sunday, Feb. 1
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbanski gives the Pittsburgh premiere of Prokofiev's Russian Overture. Berlin Philharmnic and Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley is the soloist in Aram Khachaturian's Violin Concerto. a vastly ...more info

Jessica Meyer - Sounds of Being
Saturday, Jan. 31
Presenter: Andy Warhol Museum
Jessica Meyer peforms music from her debut album, Sounds of Being. A daring, sophisticated composer and virtuosic soloist, Jessica Meyer evokes a vibrant and visceral energy from the viola while ...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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