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 a performance by local arts organizations. Listen LIVE here.
Tune in every Saturday from 12:30-1PM for broadcasts from the Pittsburgh Opera.
Sunday, May 31
Juraj Valcuha conducts The Pines and Fountains of Rome by Respighi. Lukas Vondracek plays the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.
Monday, June 1
The Ebene Quartet is as comfortable playing Mozart as it is playing Miles Davis. Hear their March 2018 concert at Carnegie Music Hall, with Haydn’s Quartet in D minor and Faure’s String Quartet in E minor. Plus, arrangements of jazz and crossover works.
Wednesday, June 3
Sunday, June 7
Manfred Honeck conducts “The Swan of Tuonela” by Sibelius and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.
Friday, June 5
Chatham Baroque teamed up with members of Pittsburgh Camerata to perform Henry Purcell’s Odes to Saint Cecilia. The concert took place in November 2019 at Chatham University.
Wednesday, June 10
Sunday, June 14
Manfred Honeck conducts Grieg’s Peer Gynt and Rachmaninoff’s Caprice bohemian. Julian Rachlin plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
Wednesday, June 24
Sunday, June 28
Manfred Honeck conducts Strauss Waltzes and Polkas. Narek Hakhnazaryan plays the Khachaturian Concerto-Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra.
Around the Community
Hear the latest from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra:
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Extroidinary 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!"
Gretchen van Hoesen
Jim Cunningham spoke with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Harpist Gretchen van Hoesen about how she is dealing with the coronavirus lockdown.
Anne Martindale Williams
Anne Martindale Williams, Principal Cello, joined Jim Cunningham on the QED Morning Show to talk about how she is dealing with having to stay at home.
Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Andres Franco speaks with Jim Cunningham about being at home with his wife Co Principal Clarinet Victoria Luperi, and much more!
Jim Cunningham spoke with PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck from his home in Austria. Maestro Honeck talks about his advice for practicing your instrument while at home and more!
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
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."
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
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.