Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.
Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.
A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.
Did you miss a recent live broadcast? Or do you just want to hear it again? Relive recent WQED-FM live broadcasts on the Encore podcast page. Stream full length broadcasts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and others.
Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.
Back by popular demand, Six Appeal Vocal Band brings its fun, high-energy Ugly Sweater Party to Pittsburgh just in time for the holidays! This a capella performance of both traditional and contemporary holiday songs will have you dancing in the aisles. The concert takes place at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts on Saturday December 14th at 7:30pm.
Lauren Bairnsfather talks about the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh; it's mission; the imporatance of RAD to it's operation; and much more.
South Park Theatre Inc. was founded in 1995 and currently has eight main stage and five children’s theatre productions.The theatre is located right in South Park, in Allegheny County at the corner of Brownsville Road and Corrigan Drive. Our Main Stage (adult) Theatre sits nestled in the park’s pine trees and our Children’s Theatre stage is a unique, outdoor venue that is the perfect setting for children to enjoy quality, family-friendly theatre. South Park Theatre's Lorraine Mszanski chats with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the mission of the Theatre.
Augustin Hadelich discusses with Jim Cunningham his return to Heinz Hall December 6th and 8th to play Mozart’s Second Violin Concerto and the Thomas Ades Concerto ‘Concentric Paths’, the article he wrote for Strings Magazine about the traveling life of a violinist, his Chautauqua New York concerts, and what Ach du Lieber Augustin the folk song is really about.
Soprano Nola Richardson and tenor Karim Sulayman make their debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Osmo Vanska Saturday December 7, 2019. They discuss their roles in Messiah, word painting, the greatness of the Handel, Karim’s Grammy winning recording for Avie, what the toddling is in the toddling town of Chicago, Nola discusses her Colorado connections and big month of Messiahs, their love of public radio and much more.
December 7th, 2019, the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra performs "A Joyful Celebration" at First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood. Music Director Walter Morales stopped by to talk about people will hear on the concert.