Concerts at home

WQED is providing performing arts organizations with an innovative way to connect with fans of music and culture with series of broadcasts, interviews, online local arts resources and more!

Schedule of Broadcasts

Each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening from 7-9PM, WQED-FM 89.3 will air past concerts from Performance in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and other local arts organizations. Listen LIVE here.

Wednesday, August 5
Sunday, August 9

Manfred Honeck conducts Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Ravel’s Bolero. Seong-Jin Cho plays the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2

Friday, August 7
Dr. Barry Coutinho is joined by PSO Violinist Laura Motchalov to perform Beethoven’s Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 and Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in a concert from November 2018. Plus, we’ll hear CMU pianist Frederic Chiu perform music of Beethoven. Finally, we’ll hear some selections performed by the Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra.

Monday, August 10
The Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Winner’s Recital from March 20, 2016

Wednesday, August 12
Sunday, August 16

Manfred Honeck conducts Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien. Daniil Trifinov plays his own Piano Concerto.

Monday, August 17
The Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra plays Ives’ “The Unanswered Question”, Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, and the premiere of “An American Requiem” by Pittsburgh based composer Chris Massa.  Recorded on September 11th, 2016 at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. Edward Leonard conducts

Wednesday, August 12
Sunday, August 16

Manfred Honeck conducts Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien. Daniil Trifinov plays his own Piano Concerto.

Monday, August 17
The Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra plays Ives’ “The Unanswered Question”, Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, and the premiere of “An American Requiem” by Pittsburgh based composer Chris Massa.  Recorded on September 11th, 2016 at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. Edward Leonard conducts.

Wednesday, August 19
Sunday, August 23

Lahav Shani makes his Heinz Hall debut conducting Ives’ “The Unanswered Question,” Kurt Weill’s Symphony No. 2 and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Bernstein. Jon Kimura Parker plays the Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Monday, August 24
Two local choral groups are highlighted. Mark Anderson conducts the Pittsburgh Camerata in their February 2017 concert titled “Images and Reflections.” And Susan Medley conducts the Pittsburgh Concert Choral in Haydn’s Mass in C major, from their March 2017 concerts titled “Music of War, Music of Peace.”

Wednesday, August 26
Sunday, August 30

Manfred Honeck and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh perform Beethoven’s Fidelio.

Monday, August 31
The Dorian Wind Quintet performance at Thiel College’s Con Spirito Con Series – recorded March 2019. The concert includes 3 pieces by Gabriel Faure; Mozart’s Serenade in C minor; “Summer Music” by Samuel Barber and more. 

Around the Community

“Homegrown Stories” is a new collaboration between Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse and City Theatre, challenging five local playwrights to each write a 10-min plays for a digital medium in response to our current world. Find out more. Register online.

Latest Voice of the Arts Podcasts:

James Blachly - The Prison​
Jim Cunningham spoke with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Music Director James Blachly about his new CD on the Chandos label, "The Prison" by Dame Ethel Smyth.

Matthew Mehaffey - Candid Conversations​
Music Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota spoke with WQED-FM about the choirs' collaborative Candid Conversations series and the difficulty around conversations about disenfranchised groups and the canon.

More Voice of the Arts

Hear the latest from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra:

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Extraordinary Measures"
"There is nothing like music to uplift and energize our spirits in the best of times—and, in the most challenging. While we’re not able to be with each other at Heinz Hall, we reflect on our mission, 'Great Music in Every Life,' and will continue to offer music to you as we weather this crisis together.

That is why we are creating a series of musical offerings for our community—new music, music from our archives and music for educating at home – that will be presented throughout our digital spaces!"

@TheSymphony Podcasts:

Tatjana Mead Chamis
Acting Principal Violist, Tatjana Mead Chamis, joined Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show to talk about how she has been dealing with the pandemic.

Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and William Caballero
Principal Oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida and Principal Horn William Caballero with an update on the summer during a pandemic, Chamber Music on the way from the North Hills, and more.

Manfred Honeck
Music Director Manfred Honeck joined WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show (7/8/20) with an updated on how he's been dealing with the pandemic.

Scott Bell
Pittsburgh Symphony oboe Scott Bell retires this season after 27 years having been hired by Lorin Mazel in 1993. He shares memories of his work with Maestro Maazel, Pittsburgh Symphony Music Directors, and more.

More Podcasts

PSO Radio:

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Beethoven’s delightful Violin Concerto with soloist Vilde Frang making her Heinz Hall debut. Plus baritone Mathias Goerne joins the Orchestra to sing Mahler’s “Song of the Earth.”
2019-2020 Season - Program 3 - Part 

2019-2020 Season - Program 3 - Part 2

More Concerts

Hear the latest from The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra

Stay Home with James Blachly
Music Director James Blachly checks in to talk about how the Orchestra is dealing with the coronavirus and how it's impacted the 2019-2020 season, as well as discusses the next season.

Hear the latest from Chatham Baroque:

"We invite you to sample some beautiful French music from our 2016/2017 season—the program, When Love Enflames a Heart: Passion and Rage in Baroque France, with guest artists Pascale Beaudin, soprano, Stephen Schultz, baroque flute, and Andrew Appel, harpsichord." 

Listen Now

Patricia Halverson
Jim Cunningham checks in with Chatham Baroque member Patricia Halverson.  She talks about how the coronavirus has affected Chatham Baroque's spring; how the members are dealing with the virus and upcoming plans for the group.

The members of Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show on January 4, 2019 to perform the first movement of Nicola Matteis' "Suite of Ayres".

Hear the latest from the Pittsburgh Opera

Christopher Hahn
Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn called in during Anna Singer's shift to talk about how the opera is dealing with the coronavirus; their Intermezzo online series, and much more.

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