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Beethoven, Period.
The complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. Matt Haimovitz plays his 1710 Goffriller cello, with ox-gut strings, while Christopher O’Riley plays an 1823 Broadwood fortepiano.
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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-Thursday, April 27-30 at 9pm, Friday, May 1 at 10pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Prokofiev

A look at the life and music of one of Russia's most talented and controversial composers, Sergei Prokofiev. view schedule

Friday, May 1 at 7pm
Pittsburgh Opera Preview with Anna Singer

Learn more about the upcoming production of Donizetti’s romantic comedy “The Daughter of the Regiment” on Pittsburgh Opera Preview. You’ll hear interviews with both leads, along with Music Director Anthony Walker, and stage Director Sean Curran. Plus enjoy musical excerpts.
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Saturday, May 2 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Guiseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera

Tenor Piotr Beczala sings King Gustavo for the first time at the Met in his very first collaboration with Music Director James Levine. Sondra Radvanovsky, Dolora Zajick, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky reprise their acclaimed interpretations in the revival of David Alden’s film noir-inspired production. view schedule

Saturday, May 2 at 8pm
SymphonyCast

Kirill Karabits conducts the Russian National Orchestra in the Sinfonietta by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3. Simon Trpceski plays the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. view schedule

Sunday, May 3 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
Remembering Christopher Hogwood

We'll look back on Hogwood's days with David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London; we'll hear from him as a solo harpsichordist; and we'll sample from the over 200 recordings he made with the Academy of Ancient Music. view schedule



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Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Wednesday, Apr. 29 - Saturday, May. 9
Presenter: PICT Classic Theatre
PICT Classic Theatre's Downtown Series concludes with the cabaret-style revue, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Jacques Brel with English lyrics and additional material by ...more info


Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Thursday, Apr. 30 - Sunday, May. 3
Presenter: Chatham Baroque
Chatham Baroque performs Claudio Monteverdi's complete Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda of 1624. Attack Theatre's new choreography represents combat scenes. The vocal ensemble Ping sings the madrigals, with solos ...more info

Indigo Girls with the Pittsburgh Symphony
Thursday, Apr. 30 at 8:00 pm
Presenter: Pittsburgh Symphony
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers — better known as the Indigo Girls — perform with the PSO conducted by Robert Bernhardt. Twenty years after their debut CD, the Indigo Girls ...more info

May Day: The Music of Shostakovich
Friday, May. 1 at 12:10 pm
Church of the Redeemer presents selections from Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues, Op.87, and Trio #2 in E minor, Op.67 in a free 45-minute concert. Performers are Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, ...more info

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