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Lynn Bechtold

Pittsburgh born violinist Lynn Bechtold stopped by WQED-FM to talk about her group Zentripetal and  Listen


Chautauqua Opera's "Macbeth" - 2015

WNED's Ed Simone hosts Chautauqua Opera's performance of Verdi's "Macbeth" from July, 2015.    Listen

CD Spotlight

Yundi - Emperor | Fantasy
Chinese pianist Yundi follows a series of Beethoven sonata albums with Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, backed by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Daniel Harding, and Schumann's solo Fantasy in C Major.
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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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Saturday at 1pm
LA Opera: Jules Massenet’s Thais

The most beautiful courtesan in Alexandria, Thaïs holds an entire city in her thrall as she embraces life’s most sensual delights. view schedule

Sunday at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

Musicians’ instruments are among their most important tools. Sunday Baroque will offer you a chance to hear a few performers who use extraordinary instruments, including antique trumpets, a golden flute, and instruments made by the venerable craftsman Antonio Stradivari. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Most conducts Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe complete ballet music with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. view schedule

Monday - Friday at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Gitana: Gypsy Music and its Influences

As the Roma journeyed through Europe and beyond, the native music and that of these travelers combined to create an energetic and exotic confluence unlike anything else. This week we'll sample some of this music and its antecedents. view schedule

Saturday, September 5 at 1pm
Saturday at the Opera

Pittsburgh Opera’s “Grand and Glorious” Gala Concert with opera overtures, arias, and ensembles chosen for their "dazzle" factor.view schedule

 

WQED Cultural Calendar

Music Plus - The Ultimate Duo: Violin and Harp
Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3:00 pm
Presenter: Saint James Church
Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen and former PSO concertmaster Andres Cardenes perform works by Marin, Sibelius, a Marcel Grandjany Pittsburgh premiere, a lush virtuosic duo by St. Petersburg's ...more info

Schubert on the Bluff: Trout Quintet
Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3:00 pm
Presenter: Duquesne University
This multi-year Schubert series begins with Schubert's Trout Quintet and The Shepherd on the Rock, along with David Stock's Two for the Road. "The pairing [of composers] will illustrate how ...more info

Iolanthe's Late Summer Fairy Tea
Sunday, Aug. 30 at 4:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Savoyards
Celebrate summer's end with the Pittsburgh Savoyards in the Lincoln Room. Meet the cast of the upcoming production of Iolanthe while enjoying delicious food and drink. Diversions include a ladies' ...more info

Neighborhood Week: Salute to Veterans
Monday, Aug. 31 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Rocky Bleier hosts aa one-hour musical celebration of American service men and women, featuring a moving performance of Danny Boy with PSO oboist Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and Allegheny County Police ...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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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.