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C Street Brass's Gabriel Colby

Founded at Carnegie Mellon, where it is now Ensemble-in-Residence, the C Street Brass closes Chamber  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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Johann Strauss - Manfred Honeck & Vienna Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony's Manfred Honeck, who like his brother Rainer played in the Vienna Philharmonic, conducts Vienna's other orchestra in 12 selections including Village Swallows from Austria, Roses From the South, & Thunder and Lightning
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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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Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 from June 15 through August 10 for one of Pittsburgh's most beloved events. Bring your families and your picnic brunches and enjoy the music! view schedule

Saturday, July 26 at 1pm
LA Opera: Georges Bizet's Carmen

A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. James Conlon conducts. view schedule

Sunday, July 27 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

Italy is known for so many wonderful things – delicious food and wine, magnificent art and architecture, fascinating history and people … and of course, MUSIC. Sunday Baroque will take you on a whirlwind tour of Italy through its early music. view schedule

Sunday, July 27 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Manfred Honeck conducts a concert of opera highlights by Wagner and Verdi. Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn narrates, and is joined by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and soloists. view schedule

Monday-Friday, July 28-31 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Emotion and Meaning in Music

Is music merely a collection of ordered pitches and vibrations in the air, or is there inherent and universal meaning contained within? This week Bill delves into one of the most mysterious and fundamental qualities of music- its ability to convey emotion to the listener. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar


The Amadeus Trio
Sunday, Jul. 27 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you ...more info

Monty Python's Spamalot
Tuesday, Jul. 29 - Sunday, Aug. 3
Presenter: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
Monty Python's Spamalot is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." This hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur ...more info

Concert 4 - Drunken Moon
Friday, Aug. 1 - Saturday, Aug. 2
Presenter: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
In Kieren MacMillan's Drunken Moon, a heartsick woman in a late-night dive thinks she's met the man of her dreams – only to discover that the river of love can ...more info

21+ Night: The Sounds of Science
Friday, Aug. 1 at 6-10 PM
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians demonstrate their instruments during this adults-only evening. Learn about the science of sound, craft a harmonica, pose with a Mozart cut-out, compete in musical trivia, and ...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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