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Rick Purcell

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Rick Purcell and Leslie Purcell Upchurch about their father, the  Listen


Melora Creager - Rasputina

WQED-FM's Ben Burgess talks to Melora Creager - cellist, vocalist and banjo player in "Rasputina".    Listen

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Yundi - Emperor | Fantasy
Chinese pianist Yundi follows a series of Beethoven sonata albums with Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto, backed by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Daniel Harding, and Schumann's solo Fantasy in C Major.
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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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Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Ravel

A five-part biography on Maurice Ravel. view schedule

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LA Opera: Henry Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas and Bela Barok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

A queen falls prey to the machinations of a formidable enemy. An impulsive young bride uncovers increasingly dark truths about her new husband. view schedule

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SymphonyCast

Andrew Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony Orchestra in Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben. Andrew Watts performs the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. view schedule

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Sunday at the Symphony: Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Most conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. Plus “La Valse”, “Valse nobles et sentimentales” and “Alborado del gracioso” by Ravel. view schedule

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, 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



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Conductor Lawrence Loh previews the Pittsburgh Symphony's first "sensory-friendly" concert with special guests Joe Wos, cartoonist; Joe Negri, guitar; and stars from Pittsburgh CLO for "Singin' in the Rain."

 


Cynthia Koledo Almeida talks about her world premiere of the Alan Fletcher Oboe Concerto at Heinz Hall.

 

 

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Randy Newman
Thursday, Jul. 30 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
As part of its Thursday Icons series, the Pittsburgh Symphony welcomes singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist Randy Newman, a member of the Hollywood film-music dynasty that began with Alfred Newman. ...more info

Concert 04 - Ohio Entelechron
Friday, Jul. 31 - Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Composer and performer Roger Zahab repeats his Ohio Entelechron, paired with Kevin Puts' PNME masterpiece Einstein on Mercer Street. ...more info

Roots of the Future Smart Music Concert
Friday, Jul. 31 at 6:30 pm
Urban Impact's Performing Arts department presents The SMART MUSIC Concert, featuring the full Urban Impact orchestra performing Dark Adventure and Rite of Tamboro. ...more info

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
Saturday, Aug. 1 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
The official symphony concert world-tour Distant Worlds: Music from FINAL FANTASY features music by Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu. Grammy Award-winner Arnie Roth conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the ...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.

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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.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.