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Summer Night Concert 2014
The Vienna Philharmonic's 2014 Summer Night Concert took place in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach with featured pianist Lang Lang. The program featured works by Berlioz, Richard Strauss, and Johann Strauss, Jr
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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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Saturday, August 30 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera's Production of Arrigo Boito's Mephistopheles

Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, a monumental work of "choral grandeur and melodic richness" (The New York Times). The cast includes Ramón Vargas, a tenor "in ravishing voice" (Financial Times), as the philosopher who sells his soul to the Devil and the "luminous, compelling" Patricia Racette (Washington Post) as the woman he desires. view schedule

Sunday, August 31 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani: "Quit Your Day Job"

A lot of parents aren't thrilled with the idea of their child pursuing a career in music. Apparently this isn't a new sentiment. This week, we'll hear music by astrologers, cabinet makers, poets, and others who ducked, or bucked, their non-musical lives to compose music of lasting power. view schedule

Sunday, August 31 at 6pm
Los Angeles Philharmonic: Caramoor Festival Closing Concert

Alisa Weilerstein brings her critically acclaimed interpretation of the devastatingly beautiful Elgar Cello Concerto to Caramoor. The Orchestra of St. Luke’s principal conductor Pablo Heras-Casado kicks off the program with the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin. view schedule

Sunday, August 31 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra, soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Plus Christopher Theofanidis’ "The Gift." view schedule

Monday-Friday, August 18-22 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
William Walton

Inspired by a composer that was in the vanguard of British music in the 20th century, Benjamin Britten once wrote that hearing William Walton's music was a "great turning point in his musical life". We'll trace the arc of Walton's life and his associations with the greatest artists of his time. view schedule

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WQED Cultural Calendar

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
Thursday, Sep. 4 - Saturday, Sep. 20 at various
Presenter: PICT Classic Theatre
How strong is the bond between men united by the call to arms? Eight young men of Ulster, thrown together for army training during the Great War, must move beyond ...more info

Of Mice and Men
Thursday, Sep. 4 - Sunday, Sep. 21
Presenter: The REP - Pittsburgh Playhouse
John Steinbeck's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression is directed by Robert A. Miller in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. The cast ...more info

From Bach to Gershwin @ Eden Hall
Friday, Sep. 5 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Chatham University
An evening of elegant melodies from Bach to Gershwin will feature renowned Brazilian soprano and Pittsburgh resident Lilly Abreu, described by the Los Angeles Times as "... crystal clear soprano ...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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