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Janice Coppola - Klezlectic

Klezlectic performs at this weekend's Bach, Beethoven and Brunch concert (July 31, 2016).  Janice Coppola  Listen

Andres Franco - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Mixer

Pittsburgh Symphony Assistant Conductor Andres Franco discusses the Classical Mixer for the end  Listen

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The Perlman Sound
A 3-CD tribute to violinist Itzhak Perlman on his 70th birthday (Aug 31) including his Sibelius and Korngold concerto recordings and "Zigeunerweisen" with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and a jazz piece with and by Andre Previn.
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Bach, Beethoven & Brunch
Join Classical QED 89.3 for another wonderful season!
Sundays, 10:30 am-noon, Mellon Park
Free to the Public


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Madcap Puppets Presents: Aesop's Classic Fables
Saturday, Jul. 30 at 10:00-11:15 AM
Aesop's Classic Fables In the bountiful array of children's literature, no author is better known and respected than the Greek storyteller, Aesop. Using animals as characters, he served up life ...more info

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch
Sunday, Jul. 31 at 10:30 AM
Presenter: Citiparks
Klezlectic performs. Bach, Beethoven and Brunch. ...more info

Organist Mary Catherine Levri
Sunday, Jul. 31 at 4:00 PM
Presenter: Saint Paul Cathedral Concert Series
2016 Summer Organ Concert Series at St. Paul Cathedral, corner of Fifth & Craig in Oakland/Pittsburgh. Free, hour-long concerts - offerings accepted. ...more info

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