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Duane Michals

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews photographer Duane Michals and the Carnegie Museum of Art's Linda Benedict-Jones  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 15 - Part 1

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Alfredo Casella’s Symphonic Fragments from “La donna serpente” and Schumann’s Symphony No.  Listen

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Daniel Hope - Escape to Paradise
Violinist Daniel Hope "goes Hollywood" in this anthology of film music by Korngold, Rosza, Morricone, and others -- recorded with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic or with chamber musicians and including cameos by vocalists Sting and Max Raabe.
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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, January 26-30 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Mozart: Bright Lights, Big City

Mozart gets the boot from the Archbishop and moves to the city. view schedule

Saturday, January 31 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, January 31 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes D’Hoffmann

Vittorio Grigolo and Matthew Polenzani take turns playing the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title. The roles of the three heroines are shared by an impressive lineup of singing actresses, including Hibla Gerzmava, Susanna Phillips, Erin Morley, Audrey Luna, Christine Rice, and Elena Maximova. view schedule

Saturday, January 31 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Jeffrey Kahane conducts the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Haydn’s Symphony 102. Natasha Peremski performs the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley talks about Aram Khatchaturian's Violin Concerto.

 


Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbanski talks about the Pittsburgh Symphony's "A Night in Russia" program.

 

ON THIS DAY in 1697

German composer and flutest Johann Joachim Quantz is born in Oberscheden, Hannover.

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Jessica Meyer - Sounds of Being
Saturday, Jan. 31
Presenter: Andy Warhol Museum
Jessica Meyer peforms music from her debut album, Sounds of Being. A daring, sophisticated composer and virtuosic soloist, Jessica Meyer evokes a vibrant and visceral energy from the viola while ...more info

Sounds Upstairs: [sic] Music
Sunday, Feb. 1 at 3:30 pm
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Can words alone be music? Since the early 1900s, poets and composers alike have said YES. Call it sound poetry or text-sound, here is a concert of word sounds alone. ...more info


Come BE a part of it! (NEW YORK, NEW YORK!)
Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Three Rivers Young People Orchestra
WQED's Jim Cunningham emcees this one-night-only evening of chamber music by Haydn, Mozart and Brahms features members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, TRYPO Staff, TRYPO student chamber groups and other guests. ...more info

Beauty and The Beast
Friday, Feb. 6
Presenter: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
PBT stages the Pittsburgh premiere of this new full-length ballet. Beauty and the Beast is an imaginative interpretation of the time-honored tale of inner beauty. From the Beast's imposing castle ...more info

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.