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.
The Pittsburgh Public Theater has an exciting season coming up for their 2019-2020 season. Marya Sea Kaminski stopped by WQED-FM to tell us about it, along with how RAD funding allows them to put on the shows at the O'Reilly Theater.
Enjoy a free performance by Pittsburgh Ballet Theater at Hartwood Acres this Sunday (August 18th) starting at 5pm. The event includes food trucks, animal ballons, and photo opportunities with dancers, followed by a free performance on the Hartwood Acres stage beginning at 7:30pm. Dancers Corey Bourbonniere and JoAnna Schmidt explain why you should attend.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theater Principal Dancer Alejandro Diaz stopped by WQED-FM to talk to Omar Tolentino about the upcoming Dancer's Trust performance on September 14th at Point Park University.
Bricolage envisions theater not as a passive experience, but as a vehicle for heightened involvement for artist and audience alike. Founder Jeffrey Carpenter spoke with WQED-FM's Omar Tolentino about the company, the importance of RAD funding for their organization, and some of their upcoming productions.
WQED-FM's Bryan Sejvar sat down with Pittsburgh Zoo President and CEO Dr. Barbara Baker. She talks about the rich history of the Zoo in Pittsburgh; it move from being run by the City to becoming a private organization; the importance of conservation to her and the Zoo; why people still visit the zoo even with the advent of the internet; and how RAD funding is vital to keeping the Pittsburgh Zoo a national treasure.
Partch is the Grammy® winning ensemble that specializes in the music & instruments of the iconoclastic American Maverick composer Harry Partch who, between 1930 and 1972, created one of the most amazing bodies of sensually alluring and emotionally powerful music of the 20th century. Partch wrote music drama, dance theater, multi-media extravaganzas, vocal music and chamber music—all to be performed on the extraordinary orchestra of instruments that he designed and built himself. Partch member John Schneider spoke with WQED-FM's Aaron Lebovitz about the recording "Partch: Sonata Dementia" on Bridge Records.