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Joshua Roman

Cellist Joshua Roman joined the QED Morning Show to talk about his performances with the  Listen

Karla Boos

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Karla Boos about Quantum Theater's production of "Ciara".   Listen

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The Perlman Sound
A 3-CD tribute to violinist Itzhak Perlman on his 70th birthday (Aug 31) including his Sibelius and Korngold concerto recordings and "Zigeunerweisen" with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and a jazz piece with and by Andre Previn.
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Jim Cunningham and Gianandrea Noseda discuss Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto, Beethoven's Second Symphony and the Rossini William Tell Overture for the January 29 and 31 concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony


Jim Cunningham speaks with Guest Conductor Christoph Konig about Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and Philip Glass' Second Violin Concerto


ON THIS DAY in 1880

Gabriel Faure's Piano Quartet No. 1 premieres in Paris at a concert of the Societe Nationale de la Musique Francais


WQED Cultural Calendar

Literary Evening with Emily St. John Mandel
Monday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents a Literary Evening with Emily St. John Mandel. Mandel's poetic post-technology Station Eleven follows a troupe of Shakespearean actors as they tour an America ravaged ...more info

President's Day Concert featuring Copland's Lincoln Portrait
Monday, Feb. 15 at 7:00 PM
Presenter: Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
KDKA's Lynn Hayes-Freeland narrates Arron Copland's Lincoln Portrait. PYSO will permorm other works prior to the Copland. Dessert reception follows, featuring exhibition of 100 photographs of Lincoln. Tickets $15 in ...more info

Music 101: Declan McGovern "Both Sides of the Atlantic"
Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Declan McGovern, the PSO's vice president for orchestra operations and general manager, give his "Orchestral Perspectives from Both Sides of the Atlantic." Music 101 lets fans get up-close-and-personal with symphony ...more info

PSA Music 101: Declan McGovern, PSO General Manager
Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 12:30 PM
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Music 101 is a series of lunchtime lecture-performances presented by PSO musicians and key staff. In an intimate setting, musicians discuss their lives, careers and instruments, together with short ...more info

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