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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 3 - Part 1

Manfred Honeck conducts Barber’s emotional Adagio for Strings, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and Janacek’s Suite  Listen


Robert Sutherland Lord Program

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham hosts a one hour tribute program to organist Robert Sutherland Lord.  The  Listen

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Trio Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Symphony principals Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin and Anne Martindale Williams, cello, play a trio by Haydn, Sonata for Violin and Harp by Shaposhnikov, A Chloris by Hahn, Trio by Renie and Por Una Cabeza by Gardel.
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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, October 25 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera: Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

In Wagner's first masterpiece, a ship's captain is condemned to endlessly travel the seas in search of true love. The "masterful" Patrick Summers (Houston Chronicle) conducts a cast of outstanding Wagnerians led by Greer Grimsley. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

In anticipation of the little angels and devils who will be haunting your neighborhood and ringing your doorbell in search of candy this Halloween, Sunday Baroque will feature musical angels and devils. No tricks, just some lovely baroque treats. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Cleveland Orchestra

Jahja Ling conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Capriccio espagnole." Yuja Wang performs the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy. view schedule

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

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Duo Klavitarre
Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5:00 pm
Presenter: Polish Cultural Council
Pianist Jolanta Ziemski and guitarist Maciej Ziemski perform works from Chopin to Piazzolla. ...more info

Robert Sutherland Lord Memorial Organ Concert
Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3:00 pm
Presenter: University of Pittsburgh - Music
A tribute to the late Robert Sutherland Lord, longtime organist at Heinz Chapel, featuring performances by his proteges Steven Anisko, Robert Blevins and Douglas Homes. Free and open to the ...more info

Pittsburgh Sings
Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Concert Chorale
The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale's Third Annual Festival of Choirs features the McKeesport High School and North Hills High School choirs, followed by PCC. All three choirs will join forces to ...more info

Cherry Rhodes
Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4:00 pm
Presenter: Organ Artists Series
The first American to win an international organ competition, Cherry Rhodes studied with Karl Richter, Marie-Claire Alain and Jean Guillou. Ms. Rhodes has recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Her program ...more info

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    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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