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Chuck Connelly Interview

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to artist Chuck Connelly.  A former Pittsburgher, Chuck Connelly's work is  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 2 - Part 1

Manfred Honeck conducts Beethoven’s Overture for Fidelio.   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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Monday-Friday, October 20-24 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (Week 1 of 2)

It’s the oldest orchestra in the United States! This week, we’ll explore the history, the conductors, the premieres and the great players of the New York Philharmonic. view schedule

Thursday, October 23 at 9pm
Joshua Bell plays Bach & Mendelssohn

Superstar violinist Joshua Bell returns to The Greene Space in New York to celebrate the release of his newest recording, Bach. Joined by talented young musicians from the YoungArts Foundation, Bell performs Bach’s Violin Concerto in A-Minor, BWV 1041 and Mendelssohn’s Octet in E-flat, Op. 20. view schedule

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

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Benjamin Britten's The Beggar's Opera
Wednesday, Oct. 22 - Saturday, Oct. 25
Presenter: Carnegie Mellon School of Music
The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music adapted by Benjamin Britten in 1948. The Beggar's Opera is widely considered ...more info

Miss Julie
Thursday, Oct. 23 - Saturday, Nov. 15
Presenter: The Phoenix: A Theatre Company
During the course of a midsummer night in the post-Civil War South, Miss Julie, the young daughter of a plantation owner, seeks to escape her cramped uptight life by trying ...more info

A Chorus Line
Thursday, Oct. 23 - Sunday, Oct. 26
Presenter: Pittsburgh Musical Theater
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Divine Travel
Friday, Oct. 24 - Sunday, Oct. 26
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to lead Grieg's popular Peer Gynt suite. Principal Flutist Lorna McGhee solos in Nielsen's Flute Concerto. Sibelius' romantic Symphony No. 5, the composer’s reaction ...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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