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WQED-FM 89.3 sponsors full summer of free concert fun
Classical WQED-FM 89.3 sponsors concerts at Bach, Beethoven & Brunch and First Fridays at the Frick.

WQED-FM 89.3 SPONSORS FULL SUMMER OF FREE CONCERT FUN

CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3 SPONSORS THIS SUMMER’S

BACH, BEETHOVEN & BRUNCH FREE CONCERT SERIES

WQED-FM 89.3 PERSONALITIES WILL BE ON HAND FOR SEPTEMBER 4 CONCERT OF FIRST FRIDAYS AT THE FRICK

PITTSBURGH -- Summer Sunday mornings with a picnic basket in the Mellon Park. A soothing classical concert among the lush trees and flowers. Friday evening concerts on the lawn of the beautiful Frick Art and Historical Center in Point Breeze.

WQED-FM 89.3 will once again be a sponsor for the Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert series this summer and WQED-FM hosts will be on hand to introduce each performance. WQED-FM 89.3 has been a sponsor of this favorite summertime series for more than ten years.

This outdoor series in the Rose Garden Lawn in Mellon Park in Shadyside (next to the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts at Fifth and Shady avenues) is always a weekend favorite with listeners who bring picnic baskets for a delightful morning of classical music in the park. Each of the nine performances begins at 10:30am on Sundays during the summer. For information and a complete schedule, log on to http://www.wqed.org/fm/

WQED-FM 89.3 personalities will be on hand for the September 4 performance of Mediaeval Baebesduring this summer’s First Fridays at the Frick concert series. The concert series features Pittsburgh-based musical artists on summer evenings in beautiful Frick Park.

First Fridays at the Frick concerts are performed on the lawn of the Frick Art & Historical center in Point Breeze. Gates open at 5:30pm and concerts begin at 7pm. Suggested donation is $5 per person and children are free. Audience members are welcome to bring a picnic basket or may order a la carte selections from The Café.

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch 2009 schedule

June 21 - The Pittsburgh Philharmonic – WQED-FM Host Bryan Sejvar. A 60-member orchestra that offers new and original performances in community settings.

June 28 –Ion Sound ProjectWQED-FM Host: Ted Sohier. A sextet comprised of local musicians Peggy Yoo, flute; Kathleen Costello, clarinet; Laura Motchalov, violin; Elisa Kohanski, cello; Rob Frankenberry, piano; and Eliseo Rael, percussion.

July 5 – Three Rivers Sax Quartet – WQED-FM Host Bryan Sejvar. Explores the wealth of literature written for saxophone quartet and includes Renaissance through Ragtime and Classical through Jazz.

July 12 –CincopationWQED-FM Host: Anna Singer. A woodwind quintet comprised of performers and teachers from the Greater Pittsburgh area.

July 19 - Manchester Craftsmen's Guild Presents - WQED-FM Host: Jim Cunningham.

July 26 - Allegheny Brass Band – WQED-FM Host Ted Sohier. A British-style brass band – the only one in western Pennsylvania!

August 2 –CellofourteWQED-FM Host: Jim Cunningham. A cutting-edge, classically trained cello quartet that creates a unique sound of classical music and rock.

August 9 –Pittsburgh Brass Project WQED-FM Host: Stephen Baum. A chamber ensemble with two trumpet, horn, brass trombone and tuba that specializes in the interpretation of Western art music from the Renaissance and Baroque masters to 21st century works.

August 16 - RenaissanceCity Winds WQED-FM Host: Stephen Baum. A local wind ensemble that was created in 1975. One of Pennsylvania’s foremost chamber ensembles since its founding in 1975.

First Fridays at the Frick concert sponsored by WQED-FM 89.3

Mediaeval Baebes – September 4 –Six women breathe renewed life into the rich texts of medieval songs and poetry, while also offering their distinctive interpretation of Celtic music. The Baebes sing in a variety of medieval languages including French, Spanish, English, Italian, Gaelic, and Swedish.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

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