Over the past 40 years, WQED-FM has brought you the very finest in music, arts and culture. We’re gathering up some of our favorite memories to share with you here.



Mendelssohn Choir: 100th Anniversary

Pittsburgh's oldest continually operating performing arts group, the Mendelssohn Choir, celebrates its 100th anniversary with looks back from choir members, and a sneak peek at what's ahead for a special anniversary performance.

CONVERSATION@WQED

Jim Cunningham
November 14, 2012

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham was with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they captivated crowds in Spain, France and beyond. Join us as Jim Cunningham sits down for a conversation@wqed with Michael Bartley.

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PITTSBURGH 360°

Nutcracker Sweet
November 15, 2012

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's production of The Nutcracker ballet is one of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season. This episode of Pittsburgh 360 focuses on the costumes of The Nutcracker. Join WQED FM's, Anna Singer, as she tours the wardrobe department with the person in charge of all the PBT costumes, Janet Groom Campbell.

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Thomas Douglas

He's conducted and performed in more than 150-musical theater and opera productions. He's also the first African American artistic director of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh. WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, profiles Douglas as part of OnQ's Pittsburgh People Changing Lives series.

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Timothy Adams

As Principal Timpanist for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Tim Adams can be regularly seen performing on the Heinz Hall stage. Tonight OnQ contributor and WQED-FM's, Jim Cunningham, has an up close look at this incredibly talented musician.

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Manfred Honeck: Pittsburgh's New Maestro

This 30-minute special profiles the PSO's new conductor and music director, Manfred Honeck. The Austrian-born Honeck takes OnQ's Michael Bartley on a tour of his beloved Vienna, and in return we showed the new maestro the best of the 'burgh!

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OnQ in Vienna

OnQ's Michael Bartley continues our coverage from Vienna, Austria on the life and career of Maestro Manfred Honeck. You'll see even more in September's OnQ special, which airs when Honeck becomes the new conductor and music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

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Mendelssohn Choir: 100th Anniversary

Pittsburgh's oldest continually operating performing arts group, the Mendelssohn Choir, celebrates its 100th anniversary with looks back from choir members, and a sneak peek at what's ahead for a special anniversary performance.

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Pittsburgh 360°

Love of Music
November 4, 2010

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is a world-class organization that has indeed traveled the world - but the favorite venue of many of its musicians is the classroom. Tonia Caruso takes viewers to the Wilkinsburg School District where PSO musicians share their love of music with young people, while planning a benefit concert to support the school district's music program.

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National Negro Opera Company

Preservationists are working to save the grand old Victorian home on Apple Street in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood - and for good reason. It was the birthplace of Mary Cardwell Dawson's National Negro Opera Company which launched careers and opened doors. Nicknamed "Mystery Manor," the house also hosted famous African-American entertainers, athletes and business people who were denied hotel rooms when visiting Pittsburgh.

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FM First Broadcast

Leland Hazard's was the first voice to be heard over WQED's airwaves in 1973. In his message, he promises that WQED will provide art and culture of the highest caliber to its listeners, a promise kept to this day. Listen.

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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.

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