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Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis returns to Pittsburgh to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Thursday July  Listen


Krzysztof Urbanski

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to conductor Krzysztof Urbanski about his Heinz Hall debut conducting works  Listen

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Stephen Kovacevich - Brahms Concertos
Of pianist Stephen Kovacevich, Gramophone Magazine writes, "his Brahms concertos with Colin Davis (recorded 1979) have always stood the test of time." The two concertos are now reissued with the Op. 10 Ballades and Op. 76 Klavierstucke.
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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
Maestros Part I

The first in a multiple-part series featuring legendary conductors who shaped American music-making in the mid-20th century. view schedule

Saturday at 1pm
Saturday at the Opera: Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess

Porgy and Bess is the great American opera — bursting with iconic songs that have moved easily into the worlds of jazz and pop, becoming hits again for generation after generation. view schedule

INDEPENDENCE DAY, Saturday, July 4 at 4pm
Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops

Leroy Anderson’s music, including Bugler’s Holiday, Fiddle-Faddle and The Typewriter, are heard with the Boston Pops Orchestra, with conductor Keith Lockhart playing host. view schedule

INDEPENDENCE DAY, Saturday, July 4 at 5pm
Stephen Foster: America’s Bard

It’s hard to imagine American music without the work of Stephen Collins Foster. No other composer of the day wrote as many great songs with as much sticking power as Foster. This one-hour program includes those songs, and many others – plus instrumental numbers. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Center Stage from Wolf Trap

Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G Major, Schumann’s Kinderszenen, and Bach’s French Suite No. 3. Plus, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra play Prokofiev’s Five Visions Fugitives, the Chamber Symphony in C minor by Shostakovich and Grieg’s Holberg Suite. view schedule



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Conductor Lawrence Loh previews the Pittsburgh Symphony's first "sensory-friendly" concert with special guests Joe Wos, cartoonist; Joe Negri, guitar; and stars from Pittsburgh CLO for "Singin' in the Rain."

 


Cynthia Koledo Almeida talks about her world premiere of the Alan Fletcher Oboe Concerto at Heinz Hall.

 

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar


River City Brass
Sunday, Jul. 5 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Enjoy a free 90-minute concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring ...more info

Concerts in the Parks - Pittsburgh Symphony
Sunday, Jul. 5 at 8:15 pm
Presenter: Allegheny County
A free concert led by Resident Conductor Fawzi Haimor, this performance features a rousing mix of American music and audience favorites, including the music of Bernstein, Copland, Tchaikovsky, Williams and ...more info

Smokey Robinson
Thursday, Jul. 9 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
The Pittsburgh Symphony welcomes the miraculous pop music icon Smokey Robinson as part of its Thursday Icons series. ...more info

Pablo Villegas, guitar
Thursday, Jul. 9 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Chamber Music Pittsburgh
The Just Summer concert series closes with Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas in a program titled "The Art of the Spanish Guitar." Mr. Villegas has been hailed by critics as one ...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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  • 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.

documentaries

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