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Millie Ryan

Millie Ryan details the Pittsburgh Symphony Society's Shadyside Splendor house tour on Nov. 23rd. Tickets  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 6 - Part 1

This week, we remember Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos with his final concert from Heinz Hall.    Listen

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Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy
Violinist Nicola Benedetti plays Bruch's popular Scottish Fantasy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, then plays traditional Scottish and Irish tunes with renowned folk musicians.
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The Heinz Chapel 2014 Holiday Concert
Broadcast live on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
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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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Saturday, November 29 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, November 29 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 and the Symphony No. 1 by Brahms. view schedule

Sunday, November 30 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
2014 EMA Baroque Performance Competition

On October 11, 2014, six finalist ensembles performed in Early Music America's Baroque Performance Competition. We'll hear performances from all six ensembles, including the Grand Prize winner, Infusion Baroque! view schedule

Sunday, November 30 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert conducts Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, "Drumroll" and "Thunderstruck" by Christopher Rouse. Lisa Batiashvili performs the Brahms Violin Concerto. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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WQED Cultural Calendar

Latin American Fiesta
Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Renaissance City Winds
Renaissance City Winds will perform Latin American works and Holiday music by Efrain Amaya, Julio Medaglia, and Paquito D'Rivera. After the concert will be a reception and tour of the ...more info

Silents, Please! Tom Roberts & "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp"
Sunday, Nov. 30 at 4:00 pm
As part of the Silents, Please! series, pianist/composer Tom Roberts will perform his score for "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" along with the 1926 silent film starring Harry Langdon and Joan Crawford. ...more info

Great Expectations
Thursday, Dec. 4 - Saturday, Dec. 20 at various
Presenter: PICT Classic Theatre
A woman hell-bent on revenge on all men snares Pip, a kindhearted boy, in her wicked web, with the beautiful Estella as bait. Pip is stuck fast in Miss Havisham's ...more info

Christmas Brasstacular
Thursday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 12
Presenter: River City Brass
James Gourlay leads the River City Brass' traditional Christmas Brasstacular, complete with carols, choirs, Santa and his elves and, of course, their own particular brand of humor and fun. Enjoy ...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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