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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2014-2015 Season - Program 3 - Part 1

Manfred Honeck conducts Barber’s emotional Adagio for Strings, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 and Janacek’s Suite  Listen


Robert Sutherland Lord Program

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham hosts a one hour tribute program to organist Robert Sutherland Lord.  The  Listen

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Trio Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Symphony principals Gretchen Van Hoesen, harp; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin and Anne Martindale Williams, cello, play a trio by Haydn, Sonata for Violin and Harp by Shaposhnikov, A Chloris by Hahn, Trio by Renie and Por Una Cabeza by Gardel.
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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 20-24 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
The Big Five, Part II: The New York Philharmonic (Week 1 of 2)

It’s the oldest orchestra in the United States! This week, we’ll explore the history, the conductors, the premieres and the great players of the New York Philharmonic. view schedule

Saturday, October 25 at 1pm
San Francisco Opera: Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

In Wagner's first masterpiece, a ship's captain is condemned to endlessly travel the seas in search of true love. The "masterful" Patrick Summers (Houston Chronicle) conducts a cast of outstanding Wagnerians led by Greer Grimsley. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 7am
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona

In anticipation of the little angels and devils who will be haunting your neighborhood and ringing your doorbell in search of candy this Halloween, Sunday Baroque will feature musical angels and devils. No tricks, just some lovely baroque treats. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – Cleveland Orchestra

Jahja Ling conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances and Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Capriccio espagnole." Yuja Wang performs the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. view schedule

Sunday, October 26 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham

Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture. Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy. view schedule

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Jose Ramos Santana, piano
Saturday, Oct. 25 at 4:00 pm
Presenter: Music in a Great Space
Born in Puerto Rico, Jose Ramos Santana performs a wide and diverse repertoire while being an acknowledged master of Spanish music. Mr. Ramos Santana has appeared as a guest soloist ...more info

Karkowska Sisters Duo
Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 pm
Presenter: Johnstown Concert Series
Anna, virtuoso violinist and Kasha, concert pianist, will entertain you with an extraordinary program of virtuosity and laughter -- full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories and comedy. ...more info

St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble
Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 pm
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church presents the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble. The acclaimed vocal quartet will perform a selection of Russian sacred and folk music. Freewill donation suggested. ...more info

Alkan 200th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 pm
Pianist Eric Dzugan and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh directed by Betsy Burleigh perform a Halloween-themed concert celebrating composer Charles-Valentin Alkan and his beloved deceased pet parrot, Jaco. This recital ...more info

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    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.
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    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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