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Mark Delevan

Jim Cunningham talks to Mark Delevan, who is playing Nabucco in the Pittsburgh Opera production  Listen

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2015-2016 Season - Program 1 - Part 1

He’s one of classical music’s rising stars and you’ll hear him on the next Pittsburgh  Listen

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Beyond All Mortal Dreams
Stephen Layton leads the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, in American a cappella works by Steven Stucky, Stephen Paulus, Frank Ferko, William Hawley, Healy Willan and others.
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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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John Irving
Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Speakers Series
Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim with his 1978 novel The World According to Garp. Several of his 14 novels have been bestsellers, and five have been adapted to film, ...more info

Mark Twain Tonight
Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Mark Twain Tonight, the longest-running show in American theater history, marks its 61st year. Clive Barnes of the New York Times reviewed creator Hal Holbrook as Twain in 1977: "Hilariously ...more info

The Rite of Spring
Friday, Oct. 16
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Considered scandalous at its 1913 premiere in Paris, Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring is now considered one of the greatest works of the 20th century. Principal harpist Gretchen Van ...more info

French, Russian, and American Piano Music
Friday, Oct. 16 at 4:00 pm
Presenter: Chatham University
Pianist Michael Noble plays music by Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev and Frederic Rzewksi. ...more info

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