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Todd Wagner - Flood City Music Festival 2015

WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar talks to Todd Wagner, Festival Chairman, about this year's Flood City Music  Listen


Eileen Ivers

WQED-FM's Ben Burgess talks to fiddler Eileen Ivers about her musical background.  She performs at  Listen

CD Spotlight

Yundi - Emperor | Fantasy
Chinese pianist Yundi follows a series of Beethoven sonata albums with Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, backed by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Daniel Harding, and Schumann's solo Fantasy in C Major.
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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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Saturday at 1pm
LA Opera: Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and Bela Barok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

A queen falls prey to the machinations of a formidable enemy. An impulsive young bride uncovers increasingly dark truths about her new husband. view schedule

Saturday at 10pm
SymphonyCast

Andrew Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben. Andrew Watts performs the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Most conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Plus “La Valse”, “Valse nobles et sentimentales” and “Alborado del gracioso” by Ravel. view schedule

Sunday at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, with Jim Cunningham

Donald Runnicles conducts “Euphonic Blues” by Nancy Galbraith and orchestra highlights from “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” Stephen Hough plays the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1. view schedule

Monday - Friday at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
A Little Traveling Music, Please

Rivers, boatmen, water-borne vessels and wanderers, farewells, fair maidens and sight-seers on the move. This week, Bill calls up “A Little Traveling Music” from the pens of Handel, Smetana, Duke Ellington and more. view schedule



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Conductor Lawrence Loh previews the Pittsburgh Symphony's first "sensory-friendly" concert with special guests Joe Wos, cartoonist; Joe Negri, guitar; and stars from Pittsburgh CLO for "Singin' in the Rain."

 


Cynthia Koledo Almeida talks about her world premiere of the Alan Fletcher Oboe Concerto at Heinz Hall.

 

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Classical BBQ
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
The BBQ eat & greet with PSO musicians begins in the garden at 6:30 followed by an hour-long concert at 7:30 featuring Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, popular ...more info


Tom Roberts
Sunday, Aug. 2 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Enjoy a free 90-minute concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory ...more info

Kinky Boots
Tuesday, Aug. 4 - Sunday, Aug. 9
Presenter: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous ...more info

The Merchant of Venice
Thursday, Aug. 6 - Sunday, Aug. 9
The Urban Impact Shakes will perform The Merchant of Venice. ...more info

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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featured specials

  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.