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Anne Metzger Conversation

Jim Cunningham talks to Carnegie Science Center Co-Director Anne Metzger.  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2013-2014 Season - Program 24 - Part 1

On this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast – YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa returns to Heinz  Listen

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Julia Fischer - Sarasate
Violinist Julia Fischer surprised some by recording a CD of Sarasate. She seldom plays his music – which some call "merely banal and virtuosic" – except as an encore. But she has studied Sarasate since age 9.
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Monday-Thursday, April 21-24 at 9pm and Friday, April 25 at 10pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Shakespeare

Music inspired by William Shakespeare, broadcast in celebration of the Bard’s 450th birthday. view schedule

Friday, April 25 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Opera Preview with Anna Singer

Go backstage of Pittsburgh Opera’s season finale production of Philip Glass' "Orphee." You'll hear interviews with cast members, as well as hear musical excerpts. view schedule

Friday, April 25 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra LIVE

Manfred Honeck conducts the opening of the PSO's Mozart Festival with soloists Robert Levin, piano, and William Caballero, horn. view schedule

Saturday, April 26 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera, hosted by Margaret Juntwait
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers. view schedule

Sunday, April 27 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

French organist and composer Olivier Messiaen once remarked that, "Among the artistic hierarchy, the birds are probably the greatest musicians to inhabit our planet." Sunday Baroque will feature a few of the feathered friends that have been represented in music. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Workshop
Thursday, Apr. 24 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Duquesne University
Mike Tomaro & Jeff Bush, directors. ...more info

Blood and Gifts
Thursday, Apr. 24 - Saturday, May. 17
Presenter: The Phoenix: A Theatre Company
It's 1981. As the Soviet Army burns its way through Afghanistan, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try to halt its bloody progress, beginning a secret spy war behind ...more info

Eugene Alcalay, piano
Thursday, Apr. 24 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Eugene Alcalay plays music by Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert and Shostakovich in memory of long time PSO violinist Linda Fischer to benefit the St. Andrew's music program. ...more info

Mozart Festival Opens
Friday, Apr. 25 - Sunday, Apr. 27
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Principal Horn William Caballero premieres Robert Levin's new edition of Mozart's Horn Concerto #1 and Orchestra. Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart's popular Symphony #41 "Jupiter", nicknamed for the Olympian magnitude of ...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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