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Lindsay Ohse sings Adina's aria from "The Elixir of Love"

Soprano Lindsay Ohse introduces Adina's aria from Donizetti's comic opera "The Elixir of Love." Ohse  Listen


Anne-Sophie Mutter & Manfred Honeck

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck talk about their season-opening gala performance  Listen

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Dvorak - Symphony No.8 - Honeck/Pittsburgh Symphony
Reference Recordings expands its "Fresh" series with Manfred Honeck and the PSO in Dvorak's 8th Symphony and a Symphonic Suite from Janacek's opera Jenufa, conceived by Manfred Honeck and arranged by Tomas Ille. Recorded at Heinz Hall.
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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, September 15-19 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Autumn Leaves

Works inspired by sights, sounds and smells of the world at summer’s end, including selections by Vivaldi, Piazzola, Delius and Schubert. view schedule

Sunday, September 19 at 7:30pm
PSO Live

Jim Cunningham hosts our live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s season opening concert. Manfred Honeck conducts Mason Bates’ “Rusty Air in Carolina;” Bach’s Air on the G String; and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Plus Valentina Lisitsa plays Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. view schedule

Saturday, September 20 at 1pm
Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Nico Muhly’s "Dark Sisters"

After a raid on her family’s compound, sister-wife Eliza embarks on a quest for self-discovery. Her journey is burdened by tragedy and strife, in a work that “evokes the jittery buzz of reality television” (New York Times) view schedule

Sunday, September 21 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani: Spotlight on Julianne Baird

This week on Harmonia, we’re shining a spotlight on soprano Julianne Baird. We’ll also enjoy a sampling of Canada’s “early” traditional music scene and hear a modern approach to English renaissance music on a featured release by Joel Frederiksen. view schedule

Sunday, September 21 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser Most conducts the Brahms’ “Academic Festival” Overture and Symphony No. 4. Julia Fischer plays the Brahms Violin Concerto. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Improvised Shakespeare Company
Thursday, Sep. 18 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Chatham University
Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written) The Improvised Shakespeare Co. creates a fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your very ...more info

Secondary Cause of Death
Thursday, Sep. 18 - Sunday, Sep. 28
Presenter: Apple Hill Playhouse
By Peter Gordon. If you thought 'Murdered to Death' was funny, just wait till you see this! Inspector Pratt arrives at Bagshot House with grim news for Colonel Craddock, but ...more info


Two Trips
Friday, Sep. 19 - Sunday, Sep. 21
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Music Director Manfred Honeck begins the season with the lovesick Hector Berlioz's opioid hallucinations in the visionary Symphonie fantastique. Also, YouTube phenom Valentina Lisitsa returns to display her virtuosity in ...more info

The Elixir of Love
Friday, Sep. 19 - Sunday, Sep. 21
Presenter: Resonance Works | Pittsburgh
This artist-driven performing arts company presents one of opera's most popular romantic comedies, Donizetti's The Elixir of Love. This production transforms the White Studio into "Adina's Cabaret" with the audience ...more info

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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