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Cyril Wecht Interview

Dr. Cyril Wecht will be a part of Prime Stage Theater's production of "Strange Case  Listen


Herbie Hancock

Jazz keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock was a primary architect of the "post-bop" sound  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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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, November 1 at 7am
Performance Today Weekend – NEW SHOW

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, November 1 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera: Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

Michael Tilson Thomas leads over 200 members of the SF Symphony and SFS Chorus in Britten’s Peter Grimes, regarded among “the true operatic masterpieces of the twentieth century.” (The New York Times). view schedule

Saturday, November 1 at 8pm
SymphonyCast – NEW SHOW

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and Symphonic Ode and Hoedown from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. Jeremy Denk performs the Piano Concerto No. 25. view schedule

Sunday, November 2 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Lucerne Festival

Andris Nelsons conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Choir in Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody with male chorus and orchestra – featuring Sara Mingardo as alto. Plus, hear Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 in A major and the Brahms Symphony No. 2. view schedule

Sunday, November 2 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Daniil Trifonov plays the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2. view schedule

Monday-Friday, November 3-7 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Don’t Shoot the Piano Player

We’ll hear some of the most beloved works of chamber music, first enjoyed through intimate gatherings around the piano. Featured composers include Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák and Brahms. 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

Sounds Upstairs: Open Wide!
Sunday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 pm
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
David Mahler - Open Wide: Explorations for Two or More Voices features playful music-making plotted by composers from the 1960s to today, with ear-opening excursions for the curious. In the ...more info

Duquesne Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Duquesne University
Jeffrey Turner conducts a program including the Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture by Glinka, Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven, and the Concerto in F by Gershwin featuring pianist David Allen Wehr. ...more info

An Evening of Mystery with Dr. Cyril Wecht
Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Presenter: Prime Stage Theatre
Prime Stage's annual gala features renowned coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht in a presentation and book signing on the set of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. ...more info

American Heroes
Thursday, Nov. 6
Presenter: River City Brass
A musical tribute to the men and women who defend America featuring the Armed Forces Salute, Hymn to the Fallen, I'm Proud To Be An American, and other patriotic music. ...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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