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Ping & Chatham Baroque

The superb madrigal quintet Ping, founded at CMU, joins Chatham Baroque in Monteverdi's "The Battle  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 26 - Part 1

It's an all Richard Strauss program.   Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts “Don Juan” and the  Listen

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Beethoven, Period.
The complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. Matt Haimovitz plays his 1710 Goffriller cello, with ox-gut strings, while Christopher O’Riley plays an 1823 Broadwood fortepiano.
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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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Sunday, May 3 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
Remembering Christopher Hogwood

We'll look back on Hogwood's days with David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London; we'll hear from him as a solo harpsichordist; and we'll sample from the over 200 recordings he made with the Academy of Ancient Music. view schedule

Sunday, May 3 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Carnegie Hall Live

Russian pianist, Daniil Trifonov, performs pieces by J.S. Bach, Beethoven, and Liszt. view schedule

Sunday, May 3 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, with Jim Cunningham

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Daniil Trifonov plays the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2. view schedule

Monday-Thursday, May 4-7 at 9pm, Friday, May 8 at 10pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Fit for a King

We’ll explore the rich and intriguing world of the court composer. view schedule

Friday, May 8 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Foundation Performance

Hosted by Stephen Baum
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WQED Cultural Calendar

City of Champions
Wednesday, May. 6 - Thursday, May. 14
Presenter: River City Brass
Meet a Pittsburgh sports celebrity at each show as the River City Brass celebrates the music of the '70s; the songs that were played when the Steelers and Pirates were ...more info

Erin Schmura, soprano
Thursday, May. 7 at 7:30 pm
St. Bernard Parish Cantor Erin Schmura gives a lively and inspiring vocal program including Samuel Barber's Hermit Songs, Italian folk songs adapted by Luciano Berio, and French and German cabaret ...more info

Disney's Fantasia
Friday, May. 8 - Sunday, May. 10
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
The PSO provides live accompaniment to scenes from Walt Disney's original Fantasia (1940) and Disney's Fantasia 2000 -- with excerpts from Beethoven's Symphony Nos. 5 and 6, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, Debussy's ...more info

The Mousetrap
Friday, May. 8 - Sunday, May. 17
Presenter: Prime Stage Theatre
A murder at Monkswell Manor. Who will be next? Colonel Metcalf, the neurotic Christopher Wren, the unpleasant Mrs. Boyle, the mysterious Miss Casewell, the unexpected guest Mr. Paravicini, or the ...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.