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Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

Interviews with Charles Barker and Yoland Collin from Pittsburgh Ballet Theater about the "PBT Premieres"  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 22 - Part 1

On the next Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, it’s the finale of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Mozart  Listen

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Tempesta di Mare - Comedie et Tragedie
Philadelphia's Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare performs theater music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Fery Rebel, and Marin Marais.
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Imperial Cities Tour
Join Classical QED 89.3's Anna Singer for the Imperial Cities Tour!
Informational session March 24, 2015 at 7pm
For more information click here or call 412-622-1358

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, March 2-6 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
I Didn't Know About You

The making of Exploring Music constantly unearths hidden gems and unexpected delights. This week, Bill shares some of his own musical discoveries and solicits suggestions from listeners. view schedule

Saturday, March 7th 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, March 7 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera
George Bizet's Carmen

Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Roberto Alagna and Jonas Kaufmann take turns playing Carmen’s desperate lover, Don José. Louis Langrée conducts. view schedule

Saturday, March 7 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and Principal Violist Randolph Kelly discuss Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 320d.

 


Guest pianist Lars Vogt discusses Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, which he performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Rhythm of the Dance
Saturday, Mar. 7 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Shady Side Academy
The National Dance Company of Ireland presents Rhythm of the Dance. This epic music and dance extravaganza combines traditional dance and music with up-to-date stage technology, marrying the contemporary with ...more info

Broadway Bound
Saturday, Mar. 7 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Butler County Symphony Orchestra
An evening on Broadway with guests Gary Mauer and Elizabeth Southard in selections from Kiss Me Kate, My Fair Lady, Porgy and Bess, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and ...more info

Brahms's "Ein Deutsches Requiem"
Saturday, Mar. 7 - Sunday, Mar. 8
Presenter: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale
Conductor Susan Medley says, "This monumental expression of comfort and consolation is one of the best-loved of all choral/orchestral masterworks." Saturday at Ingomar United Methodist Church, Sunday at Fox Chapel ...more info

Many Voices, One Song
Saturday, Mar. 7 at 4:00 pm
Presenter: East Liberty Presbyterian Church
This collaborative concert features the Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh; "Concentio" of the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts; the Steel City Men's Chorale; and "Belle Voci" of Pittsburgh. ...more info

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