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Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble ArtDOG Salon

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to folks from the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble about their upcoming  Listen


Patrick McNally sings Belcore's aria

Patrick McNally introduces and performs Belcore's aria from Donizetti's comic opera "The Elixir of  Listen

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Meridian Arts Ensemble - Alchemy
This ensemble of brass and percussion explores music of the Renaissance & Baroque periods with some quirky modifications.

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 29 - October 3 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Life Among the Dead

This week we’ll venture into hallowed territory with some of the most profound music in the literature, including requiems by Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Fauré, Dvorak and Duruflé. view schedule

Tuesday, September 30 at 8pm
Music for High Holidays

A one-hour program for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, includes some great listener-friendly liturgical music (with a brand new recording of Kol Nidre featuring Itzhak Perlman), as well as concert music based on High Holidays melodies. view schedule

Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Carnegie Hall Live

Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, opens Carnegie Hall’s 2014–2015 season in a thrilling concert of Rachmaninoff’s brilliant Symphonic Dances, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with Anne-Sophie Mutter, and the electrifying closing scenes from Stravinsky’s Firebird. view schedule

Thursday, October 2 at 8pm
The Birthday of the World: Yom Kippur

Presenting some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. The program also features ancient chants and folk melodies from four guest cantors and several noted singers. view schedule

Sunday, October 5 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser Most conducts Schubert’s Symphony No. 2 and Waltzes and Polkas by Johann Strauss, Jr. Gil Shaham performs the Korngold Violin Concerto. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Pop-Up Exhibition: Gabe Felice & Jacob Stempky
Wednesday, Oct. 1 - Sunday, Oct. 26
Presenter: Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Greensburg native Gabe Felice lives at the Brewhouse in Pittsburgh. His new work, Hands, stems from a recent fascination with the elegant, yet primal significance owned and operated by the ...more info

Choral Music Workshop & Concert
Thursday, Oct. 2 - Sunday, Oct. 5
Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones directs Bethany's first Choral Music Workshop and Concert, The Workshop Concert will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 pm. ...more info

Legends
Thursday, Oct. 2 - Thursday, Oct. 9
Presenter: River City Brass
James Gourlay directs music inspired by legends, sagas, fairy tales and heroic deeds. Enter a multi-media world of Hobbits, Wizards and evil goblins with music from The Lord of the ...more info

The Glass Menagerie
Thursday, Oct. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 2
Presenter: Pittsburgh Public Theater
The fading Southern belle, Amanda Wingfield; her sensitive daughter, Laura, who collects figurines that catch the light; their hopes for the Gentleman Caller who comes to pay a visit. These ...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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