Concerts at home
WQED is providing performing arts organizations with an innovative way to connect with fans of music and culture with series of broadcasts, interviews, online local arts resources and more!
Schedule of Broadcasts
Each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening from 7-9PM, WQED-FM 89.3 will air past concerts from Performance in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and other local arts organizations. Listen LIVE here.
Monday, December 7
Music from Duquesne University – the Wind Symphony.
Wednesday, December 9
Sunday, December 13
Christoph Konig conducts Respighi’s Overture to Belfagor and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Tim Fain plays the Glass Violin Concerto No. 2.
Friday, December 11
A rebroadcast of the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic and Chorus concert from 2014. The concert, conducted by Andres Cardenes and Thomas Douglass included Vivaldi’s Gloria; 2 choral works by Morten Lauridsen; Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue; Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; and I’ll be Home for Christmas.
Monday, December 14
Cellist Aron Zelkowicz highlights selections from his two new CDs featuring the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, performing music of Soloman Rosowsky and Joel Engel.
Wednesday, December 16
Sunday, December 20
Manfred Honeck conducts the orchestra, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and soloists in Handel’s Messiah.
Friday, December 18
Highlights from previous Heinz Chapel Choir and Pitt Men’s Glee Club Holiday Concerts.
Monday, December 21
A broadcast of the Pittsburgh Premiere of “Annelies” – music based on the Diary of Anne Frank – performed by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, directed by Matthew Mehaffey. The concert was recorded on February 25, 2017 at Rodef Shalom Temple.
Wednesday, December 23
Sunday, December 27
Manfred Honeck conducts Strauss Waltzes and Polkas. Plus Michael Rusinek plays the Weber Clarinet Concerto and the Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Orchestra.
Friday, December 25
It’s Christmas with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra! Enjoy hits from recent PSO Holiday Pops concerts, plus hear holiday music performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass.
Monday, December 28
Mt. Lebanon born pianist William McNally talks about his new CD “Dream Shadows”, which features ragtime music of Albright, Bolcom, Stravinsky and more.
Wednesday, December 30
Sunday, January 3
Gianandrea Noseda conducts Rossini’s Overture to William Tell and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. Denis Kozhuhkin plays the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.
Around the Community
Hear the latest from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra:
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Extraordinary Measures"
"There is nothing like music to uplift and energize our spirits in the best of times—and, in the most challenging. While we’re not able to be with each other at Heinz Hall, we reflect on our mission, 'Great Music in Every Life,' and will continue to offer music to you as we weather this crisis together.
That is why we are creating a series of musical offerings for our community—new music, music from our archives and music for educating at home – that will be presented throughout our digital spaces!"
Tatjana Mead Chamis
Acting Principal Violist, Tatjana Mead Chamis, joined Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show to talk about how she has been dealing with the pandemic.
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and William Caballero
Principal Oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and Principal Horn William Caballero with an update on the summer during a pandemic, Chamber Music on the way from the North Hills, and more.
Music Director Manfred Honeck joined WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show (7/8/20) with an updated on how he's been dealing with the pandemic.
Pittsburgh Symphony oboe Scott Bell retires this season after 27 years having been hired by Lorin Mazel in 1993. He shares memories of his work with Maestro Maazel, Pittsburgh Symphony Music Directors, and more.
Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Beethoven’s delightful Violin Concerto with soloist Vilde Frang making her Heinz Hall debut. Plus baritone Mathias Goerne joins the Orchestra to sing Mahler’s “Song of the Earth.”
2019-2020 Season - Program 3 - Part
2019-2020 Season - Program 3 - Part 2
Hear the latest from The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Stay Home with James Blachly
Music Director James Blachly checks in to talk about how the Orchestra is dealing with the coronavirus and how it's impacted the 2019-2020 season, as well as discusses the next season.
Hear the latest from Chatham Baroque:
"We invite you to sample some beautiful French music from our 2016/2017 season—the program, When Love Enflames a Heart: Passion and Rage in Baroque France, with guest artists Pascale Beaudin, soprano, Stephen Schultz, baroque flute, and Andrew Appel, harpsichord."
Jim Cunningham checks in with Chatham Baroque member Patricia Halverson. She talks about how the coronavirus has affected Chatham Baroque's spring; how the members are dealing with the virus and upcoming plans for the group.
The members of Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show on January 4, 2019 to perform the first movement of Nicola Matteis' "Suite of Ayres".
Hear the latest from the Pittsburgh Opera
Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn called in during Anna Singer's shift to talk about how the opera is dealing with the coronavirus; their Intermezzo online series, and much more.