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Andres Cardenes and Dmitri Papadimitriou

Pianist Dmitri Papadimitriou and CMU Director of Orchestral Activities Andres Cardenes discuss the  Listen

Manfred Honeck

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show  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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Jazzlive James Johnson III
Tuesday, Sep. 27 at 5:00-8:00 PM
Jazzlive-TrustArts.org-412-456-6666 ...more info

Russian Grand Ballet presents 'Sleeping Beauty'
Wednesday, Sep. 28 at 7:30 PM
Russian Grand Ballet's 'Sleeping Beauty' will feature majestic sets and Renaissance-inspired costumes, technical brilliance and bravura dancing by outstanding performers, Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and a cast of fantastical characters ...more info

RAD Concert
Wednesday, Sep. 28 at 7:00 PM
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Celebrate RADical Days with a free hour-long concert at Heinz Hall! Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong leads the orchestra in a program full of musical storytelling. Music lovers young and old ...more info

Organist Johann Vexo
Friday, Sep. 30 at 7:30 PM
Presenter: Saint Paul Cathedral Concert Series
Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, in a free concert. Offerings are welcomed. ...more info

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