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J. Michael Flanigan Interview

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to J. Michael Flanigan - an appraiser on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow"  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Live from Hartwood Acres - Part 1

On Sunday July 6th, WQED-FM broadcast our first ever live broadcast from Hartwood Acres with  Listen

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Summer Night Concert 2014
The Vienna Philharmonic's 2014 Summer Night Concert took place in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach with featured pianist Lang Lang. The program featured works by Berlioz, Richard Strauss, and Johann Strauss, Jr
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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, August 25-28 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
The Glories of Venice

Exploring the music of that magical city that inspired late Renaissance/Baroque music, and the beginning of Italian opera. view schedule

Friday, August 29 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Foundation Performance in Pittsburgh, with Stephen Baum

PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley plays klezmer music and the premiere of David Stock's 2012 trio "Fun der alte welt" as Rodef Shalom salutes the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival. view schedule

Saturday, August 30 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera's Production of Arrigo Boito's Mephistopheles

Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, a monumental work of "choral grandeur and melodic richness" (The New York Times). The cast includes Ramón Vargas, a tenor "in ravishing voice" (Financial Times), as the philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil and the "luminous, compelling" Patricia Racette (Washington Post) as the woman he desires. view schedule

Sunday, August 31 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani: "Quit Your Day Job"

A lot of parents aren't thrilled with the idea of their child pursuing a career in music. Apparently this isn't a new sentiment. This week, we'll hear music by astrologers, cabinet makers, poets, and others who ducked, or bucked, their non-musical lives to compose music of lasting power. view schedule

Sunday, August 31 at 6pm
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Caramoor Festival Closing Concert

Alisa Weilerstein brings her critically acclaimed interpretation of the devastatingly beautiful Elgar Cello Concerto to Caramoor. The Orchestra of St. Luke’s principal conductor Pablo Heras-Casado kicks off the program with the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. view schedule

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Squabbles
Thursday, Aug. 28 - Sunday, Sep. 7
Presenter: Apple Hill Playhouse
By Marshall Karp. Jerry is a successful writer of advertising jingles married to an equally successful lawyer. Living with the happy couple is the not so happy Abe, Jerry's curmudgeonly ...more info

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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