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David Mahler

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews David Mahler.  David is presenting a concert called "Open Wide: Explorations  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 4 - Part 1

Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy.  Plus, Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony  Listen

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Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy
Violinist Nicola Benedetti plays Bruch's popular Scottish Fantasy with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, then plays traditional Scottish and Irish tunes with renowned folk musicians.
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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, October 27-31 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (Week 2 of 2)

A continuation of our look at the history of the New York Philharmonic, including musician interviews and some of the orchestra’s most memorable performances. view schedule

Friday, October 31 at 5pm
Tunes from the Crypt – Double Creature Feature

The perfect soundtrack for Halloween listening. Selections from the films “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” “Inception,” and "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" and many more. This two-hour fright fest also features music from Gustav Holst, James Horner, Igor Stravinsky, Giacomo Puccini, and others. view schedule

Saturday, November 1 at 7am
Performance Today Weekend – NEW SHOW

This two hour weekly program which features classical music in concert from sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features. Hosted by Fred Child. view schedule

Saturday, November 1 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera: Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes

Michael Tilson Thomas leads over 200 members of the SF Symphony and SFS Chorus in Britten’s Peter Grimes, regarded among “the true operatic masterpieces of the twentieth century.” (The New York Times). view schedule

Saturday, November 1 at 8pm
SymphonyCast – NEW SHOW

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and Symphonic Ode and Hoedown from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. Jeremy Denk performs the Piano Concerto No. 25. view schedule

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Israeli guest conductor Omer Meir Wellber talks with Jim Cunningham at Heinz Hall.

 


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WQED Cultural Calendar

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Friday, Oct. 31 - Sunday, Nov. 9
Presenter: Prime Stage Theatre
The world premiere of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde adapted by Bruce Hall. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:30. ...more info

Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of the Grotesque
Friday, Oct. 31 - Saturday, Nov. 1
Presenter: Butler County Community College
Spend Halloween evening with Edgar Allan Poe as he meets a mysterious stranger in a seedy tavern and begins a conversation that both reveals and changes his views on poetry, ...more info

Frida, the opera
Friday, Oct. 31 - Sunday, Nov. 2
Presenter: Microscopic Opera Company
Frida is a 1991 opera based on the life of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with music by Robert Xavier Rodriguez. Robert Frankenberry conducts this production with Raquel Winnica Young as ...more info

Michael Clark Company
Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Dance Council
The rebellious sensibilities of British dance iconoclast Michael Clark fuses extreme elements of classical and punk. He consistently breaks new ground to provoke and electrify audiences. Clark's critically-acclaimed work "come, ...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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