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Herbie Hancock

Jazz keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock was a primary architect of the "post-bop" sound  Listen


David Mahler

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews David Mahler.  David is presenting a concert called "Open Wide: Explorations  Listen

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Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy
Violinist Nicola Benedetti plays Bruch's popular Scottish Fantasy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, then plays traditional Scottish and Irish tunes with renowned folk musicians.
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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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Monday-Friday, October 27-31 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (Week 2 of 2)

A continuation of our look at the history of the New York Philharmonic, including musician interviews and some of the orchestra’s most memorable performances. view schedule

Friday, October 31 at 5pm
Tunes from the Crypt – Double Creature Feature

The perfect soundtrack for Halloween listening. Selections from the films “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” “Inception,” and "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and many more. This two-hour fright fest also features music from Gustav Holst, James Horner, Igor Stravinsky, Giacomo Puccini, and others. view schedule

Saturday, November 1 at 7am
Performance Today Weekend – NEW SHOW

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, November 1 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera: Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

Michael Tilson Thomas leads over 200 members of the SF Symphony and SFS Chorus in Britten’s Peter Grimes, regarded among “the true operatic masterpieces of the twentieth century.” (The New York Times). view schedule

Saturday, November 1 at 8pm
SymphonyCast – NEW SHOW

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and Symphonic Ode and Hoedown from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. Jeremy Denk performs the Piano Concerto No. 25. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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WQED Cultural Calendar

Michael Clark Company
Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Dance Council
The rebellious sensibilities of British dance iconoclast Michael Clark fuses extreme elements of classical and punk. He consistently breaks new ground to provoke and electrify audiences. Clark's critically-acclaimed work "come, ...more info


Mildred Miller International Voice Competition
Saturday, Nov. 1 - Sunday, Nov. 2
Presenter: Opera Theater Summerfest
The panel of judges includes Mildred Miller Posvar, Robert Chafin, Robert Croan, Kevin Glavin, Eugene Perry, and Maria Spacagna. Winners receive up to $5,000 and contracts to perform in SummerFest ...more info

The Magical Music of Disney
Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Butler County Symphony Orchestra
Disney fans young and old will enjoy the great tunes from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Aladdin and much more performed live with memorable Disney ...more info

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals
Saturday, Nov. 1 - Monday, Feb. 16
Presenter: Carnegie Museum of Art
This definitive retrospective and largest-ever presentation of this innovative artist's work is organized by CMOA's Linda Benedict-Jones. Drawing from select loans and the museum's holdings, which constitute the largest single ...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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