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Lynn Bechtold

Pittsburgh born violinist Lynn Bechtold stopped by WQED-FM to talk about her group Zentripetal and  Listen


Chautauqua Opera's "Macbeth" - 2015

WNED's Ed Simone hosts Chautauqua Opera's performance of Verdi's "Macbeth" from July, 2015.    Listen

CD Spotlight

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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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 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Gitana: Gypsy Music and its Influences

As the Roma journeyed through Europe and beyond, the native music and that of these travelers combined to create an energetic and exotic confluence unlike anything else. This week we'll sample some of this music and its antecedents. view schedule

Saturday, September 5 at 1pm
Saturday at the Opera

Pittsburgh Opera’s “Grand and Glorious” Gala Concert with opera overtures, arias, and ensembles chosen for their "dazzle" factor.view schedule

Saturday at 8pm
SymphonyCast

From the BBC Proms, Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7. Katia and Marielle Labeque perform the Mozart Concerto for two pianos. view schedule

Sunday at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani

On Harmonia this week, we celebrate our 800th episode with medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen of the renowned medieval ensemble Sequentia. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Cleveland Orchestra

Jahja Ling conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Daniil Trifonov performs the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1. view schedule

 

WQED Cultural Calendar

Neighborhood Week: Music Squared
Thursday, Sep. 3 at 12:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform a free, one-hour lunchtime concert during the Thursday Farmers' Market. ...more info

OPEK Plays Strayhorn
Friday, Sep. 4 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Frick Art & Historical Center
First Fridays at the Frick presents the musical ensemble OPEK, led by Pittsburgh jazz saxophonist Ben Opie, in a tribute to the music of Pittsburgh native, pianist and longtime Duke ...more info

Neighborhood Week: Classical Standards
Friday, Sep. 4 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Jazz alto saxophone legend Phil Woods joins PSO musicians to recreate the historic 1950 recording "Charlie Parker with Strings," featuring arrangements of classical standards, which Parker often referred to as ...more info

Allegheny County Music Festival
Sunday, Sep. 6 at 5:00 - 9:30 pm
Presenter: Allegheny County
A festival of local rock bands. Rusted Root performs at 7:30 with special guests Beauty Slap, J.D. Eicher & The Goodnights, and Donora. Festival proceeds support disadvantaged children. ...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.

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featured specials

  • 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.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.