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Alan Stanford - PICT Classic Theatre

Alan Stanford talks about PICT's most recent production - "For the Tree to Drop."  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 19 - Part 1

It’s a concert of Debussy and Ravel from Pittsburgh Symphony Radio.  Juraj Valcuha conducts Debussy’s  Listen

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Tempesta di Mare - Comedie et Tragedie
Philadelphia's Baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare performs theater music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Fery Rebel, and Marin Marais.
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Imperial Cities Tour
Join Classical QED 89.3's Anna Singer for the Imperial Cities Tour!
Informational session March 24, 2015 at 7pm
For more information click here or call 412-622-1358

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, February 28 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, February 28 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Follow the love-struck Prince Tamino and his irrepressible sidekick, Papageno, on their quest to rescue a beautiful princess in this abridged, English-language version of Mozart's enchanting masterpiece. view schedule

Saturday, February 28 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. view schedule

Sunday, March 1 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
Down on the Farm

Old MacDonald had a farm...and this week on Harmonia, so do we! We'll throw open the barn doors to showcase music inspired by sheep, cats, chickens-even the frogs down by the creek. Tune in for musical clucks and baas! view schedule

Monday-Friday, March 2-6 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
I Didn't Know About You

The making of Exploring Music constantly unearths hidden gems and unexpected delights. This week, Bill shares some of his own musical discoveries and solicits suggestions from listeners. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Guest pianist Lars Vogt discusses Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, which he performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

 


Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley talks about Aram Khatchaturian's Violin Concerto.

 

ON THIS DAY in 1912

Carl Nielsen conducts the premiere of his Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia espansiva" in Copenhagen

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Sounds Upstairs: The Westerlies
Sunday, Mar. 1 at 3:30 pm
Presenter: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
This New York-based brass quartet is dedicated to a new repertoire in the narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock. ...more info

Incidental Chamber Players
Sunday, Mar. 1 at 7:30 pm
Works by Aram Khachaturian, Thomas Lang, Nancy Galbraith, and Francis Poulenc. ...more info

Raquel Winnica Young & Benjamin Binder
Monday, Mar. 2 at 8:00 pm
Mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young and pianist Dr.Benjamin Binder will perform works by Guastavino, Faure, Brahms, Falla, Vivaldi, Cavalli and Handel. The recital is free to the public and will be ...more info

String Quartet ETHEL
Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 7:30 pm
This program's centerpieces are ETHEL's own adaptation of Ennio Morricone's moving score to the 1986 film, The Mission, and quartet treatments of Jeff Buckley's Grace - his glorious, and tragically, ...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.