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Millie Ryan

Millie Ryan details the Pittsburgh Symphony Society's Shadyside Splendor house tour on Nov. 23rd. Tickets  Listen


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 6 - Part 1

This week, we remember Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos with his final concert from Heinz Hall.    Listen

CD Spotlight

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 Heinz Chapel 2014 Holiday Concert
Broadcast live on Wednesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
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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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THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 27 at 6am
A Feast for the Ears

Host Mark Perzel presents a melodic and intriguing exploration of Thanksgiving history, lore and roots in early European harvest festivals, as well as a thoughtful examination of the holiday's evolution and contemporary traditions. view schedule

THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 27 at 4pm
Thanksgiving with Cantus

Join Cantus, one of America’s most accomplished vocal ensembles, for a special Thanksgiving program. view schedule

THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 27 at 5pm
Giving Thanks

Today your family shares common blessings and a bountiful meal. John Birge brings to the table music, stories, and thoughtful reflections on the meaning of Thanksgiving. view schedule

THANKSGIVING DAY Thursday, November 27 at 7pm
A Simple Thanksgiving

Quiet, uninterrupted music – the perfect accompaniment to relaxing after dinner. view schedule

Host Anna Singer serves up your classical music requests every weekday between noon and 1 o'clock.
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Guest conductor Juraj Valcuha discusses the Pittsburgh Symphony concerts for Oct 31 - Nov. 2,

 


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WQED Cultural Calendar

Thanksgiving with Igudesman and Joo
Friday, Nov. 28 - Sunday, Nov. 30
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Often compared to luminaries such as Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious sketches. ...more info

Latin American Fiesta
Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Renaissance City Winds
Renaissance City Winds will perform Latin American works and Holiday music by Efrain Amaya, Julio Medaglia, and Paquito D'Rivera. After the concert will be a reception and tour of the ...more info

Silents, Please! Tom Roberts & "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp"
Sunday, Nov. 30 at 4:00 pm
As part of the Silents, Please! series, pianist/composer Tom Roberts will perform his score for "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" along with the 1926 silent film starring Harry Langdon and Joan Crawford. ...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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