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Antony Walker - Moby Dick - Mar 23, 2018

The Music Director of Pittsburgh Opera Antony Walker updates us on the production of Moby Dick that closes Sunday at the Benedum Center.  

James Blachly - Mar 23, 2018

Johnstown Symphony Music Director James Blachly introduces The Prison by Dame Ethel Smythe in its North American Premiere.

Jim Whipple - Renaissance City Winds - Mar 23, 2018

Jim Whipple, bassoonist and founder of Ranaissance City Winds, details the latest on the Saturday March 24 concert and the remainder of the season. 

Tad Kelly - United States Postal Service - Mar 23, 2018

Tad Kelly, Communications Specialist for the US Postal Service, fills us in on the plans for the release of the Fred Rogers Forever Stamp in the WQED Fred Rogers Studio.

Don Franklin - Bach's Birthday - Mar 23, 2018

Don Franklin celebrates the 333rd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach Sunday March 25 at 3 pm at Church of the Redeemer in Squirrel Hill with the Cantata 106 in honor of John Goldsmith the late conductor of the Heinz Chapel Choir and the Fourth Brandenburg Concerto. Internationally celebrated Bach scholar Don has the latest from the American Bach Society.

Beo Quartet - Mar 22, 2018

The Beo Quartet makes their debut at Rodef Shalom Temple Monday March 26 at 8:00pm in a Free concert with the  Beethoven "Harp" Quartet and Shostakovich Quartet No 10.  The quartet of Jason Neukom, Sean Neukom, Sandro Leal-Santiesteban and Ryan Ash join with Roy Sonne to roll out the plans.  

Fred Rogers - 1994 Interview - Mar 22, 2018

Jim Cunningham speaks with the host of Mr Rogers neighborhood Fred Rogers in October of 1994 when Fred published his book You Are Special: Words of Wisdom for All Ages from a Beloved Neighbor. They discussed his thinking that guided the programs and WQED history.  At the end Fred recorded a radio spot and a  series of station identification announcements with the neighbrhood regulars. 

Ion Sound - Mar 13, 2018

IonSound Project with flutist Peggy You, pianist Jack Kurutz, violinist laura Motchalov and cellist Elisa Kohanski talk about their free concert at Bellefield Hall March 24, 2018 7pm with two performances  from the WQED-FM studio including Faure and music for filled beer bottles and violin.

Stephen Schultz - Mar 13, 2018

Flutist and CMU faculty member Stephen Schultz with harpsichordist Jory Vinikour discuss their new recording of Bach Flute Sonatas taped in California at George Lucas Skywlker Sound. Side topics include news of the academic study of the Beatles and Jory's concert at Thiel College in Greenville Pa. 

Pittsburgh Musical Theater - The Little Mermaid - Mar 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents The Little Mermaid with Larissa Overholt, who plays Ariel, and Brady Patsy, who plays her father, King Triton.  With music director Francesca Tortorello, who is the wife of PSO cellist Michael de Bruyn.  Larissa and Francesca perform live in the studio. 


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