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Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Live

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Stephen Kovacevich - Brahms Concertos
Of pianist Stephen Kovacevich, Gramophone Magazine writes, "his Brahms concertos with Colin Davis (recorded 1979) have always stood the test of time." The two concertos are now reissued with the Op. 10 Ballades and Op. 76 Klavierstucke.
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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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Friday at 7pm
Pittsburgh Foundation Performance

in Pittsburgh, hosted by Stephen Baum. view schedule

Saturday 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 at 1pm
The Lyric Opera of Chicago

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” view schedule

Saturday at 8pm
Symphonycast

Jeffrey Kahane conducts the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Ravel’s “Le tombeau de Couperin,” “Three Studies from Couperin” by Thomas Ades and Respighi’s “The Birds.” Ralph Kirschbaum plays the Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra. view schedule

Monday-Friday at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Czech Out Those Bohemians

Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present. view schedule



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Conductor Michael Francis talks about the world premiere of his new concerto for cello and mezzo siprano The Work at Hand

 


Guest conductor Michael Francis explains Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra.

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Buyer & Cellar
Thursday, May. 28 - Sunday, Jun. 28
Presenter: Pittsburgh Public Theater
Barbra Streisand's coffee table book, My Passion for Design, inspired this hilarious fictional account of what goes on in her Malibu estate's basement, which has become an arcade of shops ...more info

F295 Symposium
Thursday, May. 28 - Sunday, May. 31
Presenter: f295
Devoted to alternative photographic processes, the F295 Symposium features two days of lectures, a weekend of hands-on workshops taught by world-renowned masters, its largest trade show to date, two short ...more info

Sing On! Via
Thursday, May. 28 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts
Repertoire chosen to accentuate the purity and clarity of young, trained voices includes Laudamus Te by Vivaldi, When Children Sing by Mary Goetze, My Heart Soars by Ruth Watson Henderson ...more info


Madama Butterfly
Thursday, May. 28 - Sunday, May. 31
Presenter: Undercroft Opera
WQED's Anna Singer and Undercroft regular Katie Manukyan are double cast as Cio-Cio San, a young girl who believes in her "marriage" to Colonel Pinkerton, an American soldier stationed in ...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.