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Jerry Grcevich

Western PA native Jerry Grcevich, regarded as one of the greatest tamburitza  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Live from Hartwood Acres - Part 1

On Sunday July 6th, WQED-FM broadcast our first ever live broadcast from Hartwood Acres with  Listen

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Johann Strauss - Manfred Honeck & Vienna Symphony Orchestra
The Pittsburgh Symphony's Manfred Honeck, who like his brother Rainer played in the Vienna Philharmonic, conducts Vienna's other orchestra in 12 selections including Village Swallows from Austria, Roses From the South, & Thunder and Lightning
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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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Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 from June 15 through August 10 for one of Pittsburgh's most beloved events. Bring your families and your picnic brunches and enjoy the music! view schedule

Monday-Friday, July 28-31 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Emotion and Meaning in Music

Is music merely a collection of ordered pitches and vibrations in the air, or is there inherent and universal meaning contained within? This week Bill delves into one of the most mysterious and fundamental qualities of music- its ability to convey emotion to the listener. view schedule

Saturday, August 2 at 1pm
LA Opera: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute

A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. James Conlon conducts. view schedule

Sunday, August 3 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani

We're off on a musical tour of Vienna, one of the western world's foremost musical centers. We'll follow in the footsteps of Haydn and Beethoven, enjoying performances of their works on period instruments. 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

"Triple Play" with Xiayin Wang
Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Experience a buffet of musical favorites with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Christian Capocaccia and pianist Xiayin Wang. With selections from John Williams, Ravel, Rossini and more, "Triple Play" offers ...more info


Carnegie Brass
Sunday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- ...more info

Tamara
Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Sunday, Sep. 14
Presenter: Quantum Theatre
It's 1927. You're in the great home of Gabriele d'Annunzio, the Italian poet who inspired Mussolini's brand of Fascism. Tamara de Lempicka is due to arrive, the iconic Polish artist. ...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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