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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 Mister 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 neighborhood 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. 

Kassia Ensemble - Mar 9, 2018

The all women Kassia Ensemble present a concert consisting entirely of music by women composers for International Women’s Day at the Tree of Life Congregation on Wilkins Avenue in Squirrel Hill on Thursday March 8 2018 at 7:30.  Katya Jampoladyan, cello  and Si Yu, viola, play live in the studio and join Clarinetist Rachel Stutzman and Bass Amanda Rice Johnston to discuss the program.

Resonance Works - little match girl passion - Mar 8, 2018

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Flute Lorna McGhee and Resonance Works Artistic and General Director, Maria Sensi Sellner, stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about "little match girl passion" - the next concert by Resonance Works.



Chris Fedor - Mar 7, 2018

Cellist Chris Fedor discusses his concerts the weekend of March 8 2018 as Concerto Competition winner with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic and Edward Leonard where he will play the Dvorak Concerto. He reveals his favorite cellists, plans for after North Allegheny High School where he is now a senior and where he played with the famous Strolling Strings, his interest in chemistry and music, talks about his work with the Montgomery Quartet and his trio.

Joe Sheehan and Anqwenique - Pittsburgh Performs - Feb 19, 2018

Chamber Music Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh Performs presents Anqwenique, Kinetic and Joe Sheehan, composer and pianist who teaches at Duquesne University in Songs of Lake Volta at the Shop in Homewood Thursday 22 at 7pm. Joe who has traveled widely in Ghana over a number of years and Anqwenique who works for Pittsbugh Festival Opera and sang recently at Heinz Hall preview their new cd and the concert with Joe’s music performed by Kinetic and the Kassia Ensemble.


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