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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 10 - Part 1

Soprano Hila Plitman returns to Heinz Hall to perform “Darkness in the Ancient Valley” by  Listen


Sarah Law Interview

Jim Cunningham talks to Sarah Law, who wrote the book "Pittsburgh's Point Breeze."      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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Holiday Classics
Cozy up with the classics this holiday season with Classical WQED 89.3!
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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, December 20 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, December 20 at 11am
An Operavore Christmas

Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more. view schedule

Saturday, December 20 at 11am
The Metropolitan Opera
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart's eternal masterpiece is set in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Erwin Schrott in the title role leads a stellar cast that also includes Mariusz Kwiecien as the Count and Danielle de Niese as Susanna. view schedule

Saturday, December 20 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Richard Tognetti conducts the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Choir of London in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. view schedule

Monday-Friday, December 22-26 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Holiday Celebration

The sound of sleigh bells means that it's winter holiday time, and music is full of representations of celebratory music. All around the world, winter holidays of a wide variety are celebrated, and their music is wonderful to listen to regardless of which one you celebrate. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Guest conductor Juraj Valcuha discusses the Pittsburgh Symphony concerts for Oct 31 - Nov. 2,

 


Violinist Nicola Benedetti talks about the future of classical music.

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Chamber Music at Old St. Luke's - The Early Mays
Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7:00 pm
The Early Mays (Judith Avers, Ellen Gozion & Emily Pinkerton) bring their Appalachian inspired three-part harmonies for fiddle, banjo and guitar to an enchanting candlelight concert of carols and folk ...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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