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.
Monday, April 26
Take a trip to Thiel College to hear a performance by the Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet. The concert took place in September 2018, as part of the Con Spirito Concert Series.
Wednesday, April 28
Sunday, May 2
Osmo Vanska conducts an all Sibelius program including Finlandia and the Symphony No. 2. James Ehnes plays the Violin Concerto.
Monday, May 3
The Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church’s 36th Annual Sponsorship Concert is featured. Recorded on April 7, 2019, the concert features Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Psalm 42 and Haydn’s Organ Concerto in C.
Wednesday, May 5
Sunday, May 9
Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and the Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture. Noah Bendix Balgley plays the Bruch Scottish Fantasy.
Monday, May 10
Highlights from the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra.
Wednesday, May 12
Sunday, May 16
Manfred Honeck conducts the Orchestra, soloists and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a theatrical performance of Bach’s St. John Passion.
Monday, May 17
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.
Wednesday, May 19
Sunday, May 23
Leonard Slatkin conducts music by Ravel – including Bolero, Alborado del gracioso and Pavane for a dead princess. Michel Camilo performs his own Piano Concerto No. 2. And you’ll hear the Paul Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Monday, May 24
It’s “Curtis on Tour!” Curtis Institute of Music students and faculty perform works by Penderecki and Beethoven at Carnegie Music Hall in November 2019. This concert was part of the Chamber Music Pittsburgh concert series.
Wednesday, May 26
Sunday, May 30
Manfred Honeck conducts the Bach Chaconne and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8. Augustin Hadelich plays the Brahms Violin Concerto.
Monday, May 31
Nathan Carterette’s “Poets of the Piano” concert at Rodef Shalom from December 2019. Nathan performed works by Beethoven, Liszt and a Franck sonata with former PSO Violinist Roy Sonne. The performance also featured two poets from City of Asylum.
Around the Community
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.