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Lynn Bechtold

Pittsburgh born violinist Lynn Bechtold stopped by WQED-FM to talk about her group Zentripetal and  Listen


Chautauqua Opera's "Macbeth" - 2015

WNED's Ed Simone hosts Chautauqua Opera's performance of Verdi's "Macbeth" from July, 2015.    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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Monday - Friday at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
School Days

A celebration of young composers and performers. view schedule

Saturday at 1pm
LA Opera: Jules Massenet’s Thais

The most beautiful courtesan in Alexandria, Thaïs holds an entire city in her thrall as she embraces life’s most sensual delights. view schedule

Sunday at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

Musicians’ instruments are among their most important tools. Sunday Baroque will offer you a chance to hear a few performers who use extraordinary instruments, including antique trumpets, a golden flute, and instruments made by the venerable craftsman Antonio Stradivari. view schedule

Sunday at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony: Cleveland Orchestra

Franz Welser-Most conducts Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 and Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe complete ballet music with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. view schedule

 

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Pittsburgh Opera Piano Sale
Friday, Aug. 28 - Sunday, Aug. 30 at see website
Presenter: Pittsburgh Opera
Every year, Pittsburgh Opera receives a loan of new Kawai pianos for its rehearsal, coaching, and performance needs. To support this program, these and other fine pianos that have accompanied ...more info

Shadyside...The Art Festival on Walnut Street
Saturday, Aug. 29 - Sunday, Aug. 30
Artists' booths will line Walnut Street. Visitors may browse original art and crafts, meet the exhibitors, and learn about their work. Free and open to the public. This 19th annual ...more info

Music Plus - The Ultimate Duo: Violin and Harp
Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3:00 pm
Presenter: Saint James Church
Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Harpist Gretchen Van Hoesen and former PSO concertmaster Andres Cardenes perform works by Marin, Sibelius, a Marcel Grandjany Pittsburgh premiere, a lush virtuosic duo by St. Petersburg's ...more info

Schubert on the Bluff: Trout Quintet
Sunday, Aug. 30 at 3:00 pm
Presenter: Duquesne University
This multi-year Schubert series begins with Schubert's Trout Quintet and The Shepherd on the Rock, along with David Stock's Two for the Road. "The pairing [of composers] will illustrate how ...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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featured specials

  • 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.