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Duane Michals

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews photographer Duane Michals and the Carnegie Museum of Art's Linda Benedict-Jones  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 15 - Part 1

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Alfredo Casella’s Symphonic Fragments from “La donna serpente” and Schumann’s Symphony No.  Listen

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Daniel Hope - Escape to Paradise
Violinist Daniel Hope "goes Hollywood" in this anthology of film music by Korngold, Rosza, Morricone, and others -- recorded with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic or with chamber musicians and including cameos by vocalists Sting and Max Raabe.
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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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Sunday, February 1 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
Tainted Love

Love is patient; love is kind...except when it's anything but! Some sweet nothings have sour endings, and sometimes that box of chocolates proves to be a bitter pill. Love's gone bad this week on Harmonia, as we explore music by-and for-the brokenhearted. view schedule

Sunday, February 1 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

The Borodin Quartet performs works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Myaskovksy. view schedule

Sunday, February 1 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Donald Runnicles conducts “Euphonic Blues” by Nancy Galbraith and orchestra highlights from “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” Stephen Hough plays the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1. view schedule

Monday-Friday, February 2-6 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Clash of the Titans

Bill McGlaughlin examines the lives and recordings of Leopold Stokowski and Arturo Toscanini. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley talks about Aram Khatchaturian's Violin Concerto.

 


Guest conductor Krzysztof Urbanski talks about the Pittsburgh Symphony's "A Night in Russia" program.

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 7:00 pm
Presenter: Three Rivers Young People Orchestra
WQED's Jim Cunningham emcees this one-night-only evening of chamber music by Haydn, Mozart and Brahms features members of the Pittsburgh Symphony, TRYPO Staff, TRYPO student chamber groups and other guests. ...more info

Beauty and The Beast
Friday, Feb. 6
Presenter: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
PBT stages the Pittsburgh premiere of this new full-length ballet. Beauty and the Beast is an imaginative interpretation of the time-honored tale of inner beauty. From the Beast's imposing castle ...more info

Prussia: 1866
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 22
Presenter: The REP - Pittsburgh Playhouse
Passionate young scholar Friedrich "Fritz" Nietzsche reveres the tutelage of his mentor, Heinrich. But perhaps not as much as he enjoys the pleasure of Heinrich's wife, Mariska. The forceful, farcical ...more info

Chris Botti
Friday, Feb. 6 - Sunday, Feb. 8
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony Pops
Love is in the air as trumpet phenomenon and America's best selling jazz instrumental artist, Chris Botti, shares his love for romantic melodies. Botti – and his trumpet ...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.