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Guest conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada talks to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about this weekends concerts at Heinz  Listen

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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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Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Maestros Part I!

The second in a series highlighting American conductors who shaped American music-making in the mid-20th century. view schedule

Saturday at 1pm
Saturday at the Opera: Lyric Opera of Chicago
Mieczysław Weinberg’s The Passenger

This poignant and gripping 20th-century masterpiece portrays the story of the Holocaust from the perspectives of both victim and perpetrator, and was only recently rediscovered after more than 40 years of suppression. view schedule

Saturday, at 7pm
Carnegie Hall Live

Charles Dutoit conducts the National Youth Orchestra of the United States in the Symphonie fantastique by Berlioz and a new commission by Tan Dun. Plus, Yundi plays the Beethoven Emperor Concerto. view schedule

Sunday, at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité! France celebrates its annual Fête Nationale on July 14th. Bastille Day is France's annual commemoration of the start of the Revolution that brought down the monarchy and to celebrate Sunday Baroque will highlight a variety of baroque and early music by French musicians. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Center Stage from Wolf Trap

The East Coast Chamber Orchestra plays Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. The Miro String Quartet performs Ives’ String Quartet No. 1 and Four Last Songs, plus Dvorak’s Chamber Symphony in C minor. 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

Smokey Robinson
Thursday, Jul. 9 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
The Pittsburgh Symphony welcomes the miraculous pop music icon Smokey Robinson as part of its Thursday Icons series. ...more info

Pablo Villegas, guitar
Thursday, Jul. 9 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Chamber Music Pittsburgh
The Just Summer concert series closes with Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas in a program titled "The Art of the Spanish Guitar." Mr. Villegas has been hailed by critics as one ...more info

The Tempest
Thursday, Jul. 9 - Saturday, Jul. 18 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company
Shakespeare's The Tempest is performed outdoors at Powell Stackhouse Park for the company's 25th season. ...more info

Gypsy
Friday, Jul. 10 - Sunday, Jul. 19
Presenter: Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
Featuring one show-stopping song after another such as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" and "Let Me Entertain You," GYPSY truly is "the greatest of all American ...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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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.