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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 25 - Part 1

It’s an all-American concert from Pittsburgh Symphony Radio.  Michael Stern conducts “The Pleasure Dome of  Listen


Aidana Yntykbayeva Interview

The International Gorek Fund presents Aidana Yntykbayeva playing the kobyz, Kazkhstan's national instrument, accompanied by  Listen

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Beethoven, Period.
The complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. Matt Haimovitz plays his 1710 Goffriller cello, with ox-gut strings, while Christopher O’Riley plays an 1823 Broadwood fortepiano.
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Imperial Cities Tour
Join Classical QED 89.3's Anna Singer for the Imperial Cities Tour!
Informational session April 13, 2015 at 7pm
For more information click here or call 412-622-1358

2015 Easter/Passover Programming
Classical WQED celebrates the season with beautiful music!
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Tuesday-Friday, March 30-April 3 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
The Not-So-Minor B Minor Mass

A week-long examination of the development of Bach’s masterpiece, starting with the smaller Lutheran Masses and touching on influences from Palestrina to Bach’s own instrumental and organ works. view schedule

Saturday, April 4 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Giuseppe Verdi’s Ernani

James Levine and Plácido Domingo reunite for Levine’s first Met Ernani since 1983 and Domingo’s first-ever performances of the baritone role of Don Carlo. Francesco Meli stars in the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love. view schedule

Saturday, April 4 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3. Richard Goode performs the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27. view schedule



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Guest conductor and harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell talks about her "Bach's Coffeehouse" program including works by J. S. Bach, Telemann, and Vivaldi.

 


Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and Principal Violist Randolph Kelly discuss Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 320d.

 

ON THIS DAY in 1881

The Symphony in D Minor by Richard Strauss in premiered in Munich with Herman Levi. This was Strauss' first major orchestral work

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Beauty and the Beast
Tuesday, Mar. 31 - Sunday, Apr. 5
Presenter: PNC Broadway Across America
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film. This eye-popping spectacle has played to over 35 million people worldwide. ...more info

The Process Behind the Book "Pittsburgh's Point Breeze"
Thursday, Apr. 2 at 10:00 am
Presenter: Frick Art & Historical Center
The Frick's Coffee and Culture series presents author and Point Breeze native Sarah Law, in a talk titled "Shootin' the Breeze: A Neighborhood Evolution and Pictorial Process Behind "Pittsburgh's Point ...more info

The Process Behind the Book: Pittsburgh's Point Breeze
Thursday, Apr. 2 at 10:00 am
Presenter: Frick Art & Historical Center
The Frick's Coffee & Culture series presents author and Point Breeze native Sarah Law speaking about her new history book in "Shootin' the Breeze: A Neighborhood Evolution and Pictorial Process ...more info

Got Talent?
Saturday, Apr. 4 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra
The PCO celebrates America's Got Talent by featuring the winners of its annual Young Artist Competition. Violinist Ziqi Meng will play Wieniawski's Scherzo-Tarantelle. Thomas Ik-Hyun Kim will perform Cello Concerto ...more info

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