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Sarah Hall and Susanne Wilkinson

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OvreArts Live from Heinz Chapel

WQED-FM's live broadcast of the Heinz Chapel Grand Reopening on June 18, 2015.  Jim Cunningham  Listen

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Stephen Kovacevich - Brahms Concertos
Of pianist Stephen Kovacevich, Gramophone Magazine writes, "his Brahms concertos with Colin Davis (recorded 1979) have always stood the test of time." The two concertos are now reissued with the Op. 10 Ballades and Op. 76 Klavierstucke.
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The WQED Morning Show
Start your day with Jim Cunningham, guests and your favorite music every weekday from 6-10 am!
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Monday - Friday at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Maestros Part I

The first in a multiple-part series featuring legendary conductors who shaped American music-making in the mid-20th century. view schedule

Saturday at 1pm
Saturday at the Opera: Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess

Porgy and Bess is the great American opera — bursting with iconic songs that have moved easily into the worlds of jazz and pop, becoming hits again for generation after generation. view schedule

INDEPENDENCE DAY, Saturday, July 4 at 4pm
Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops

Leroy Anderson’s music, including Bugler’s Holiday, Fiddle-Faddle and The Typewriter, are heard with the Boston Pops Orchestra, with conductor Keith Lockhart playing host. view schedule

INDEPENDENCE DAY, Saturday, July 4 at 5pm
Stephen Foster: America’s Bard

It’s hard to imagine American music without the work of Stephen Collins Foster. No other composer of the day wrote as many great songs with as much sticking power as Foster. This one-hour program includes those songs, and many others – plus instrumental numbers. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Center Stage from Wolf Trap

Simone Dinnerstein plays Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G Major, Schumann’s Kinderszenen, and Bach’s French Suite No. 3. Plus, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra play Prokofiev’s Five Visions Fugitives, the Chamber Symphony in C minor by Shostakovich and Grieg’s Holberg Suite. view schedule



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Conductor Lawrence Loh previews the Pittsburgh Symphony's first "sensory-friendly" concert with special guests Joe Wos, cartoonist; Joe Negri, guitar; and stars from Pittsburgh CLO for "Singin' in the Rain."

 


Cynthia Koledo Almeida talks about her world premiere of the Alan Fletcher Oboe Concerto at Heinz Hall.

 

 

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Music for the Spirit with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, Jul. 1
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's celebration of the relationship between music and faith returns for two special performances led by Resident Conductor Fawzi Haimor highlighting music from the major world faith ...more info

PA Army National Guard "Keystone" Band
Wednesday, Jul. 1 at 7:00 PM
Presenter: Westmoreland Cultural Trust
Free concert. Predating the American Revolution, the PA Army National Guard's 28th "Keystone" Division Band is among the top Army National Guard Bands in the nation. On tour from Hollidaysburg, ...more info

Concert and Fireworks
Thursday, Jul. 2 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Allegheny Brass Band
Brass Band music and fireworks as the Band continues its Fabulous '50s summer concert series. ...more info


Carpe Diem Quartet
Friday, Jul. 3 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Frick Art & Historical Center
First Fridays at the Frick features the award-winning, boundary-breaking Carpe Diem Quartet, which has earned widespread critical and audience acclaim for its electrifying performances of Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, ...more info

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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featured specials

  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.