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, September 28
In May 2017, the Tuesday Musical Club and pianist Nanette Kaplan Solomon presented a 150th Birthday Tribute to woman composer Amy Beach. You’ll hear that concert featuring vocal works, the Sonata for Violin and Piano and the piano solo piece “Sketches.”
Monday, October 5
A Duquesne University School of Music broadcast with highlights from the Pittsburgh Song Collaborative.
Wednesday, October 7
Sunday, October 11
Gianandrea Noseda conducts Symphonic Fragments from La donna serpent by Casella and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 5.
Monday, October 12
A broadcast of the February 2017 concert by the Danish String Quartet at Carnegie Music Hall, part of the Chamber Music Pittsburgh series. Includes Nodic folk music and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59, No. 2.
Wednesday, October 14
Sunday, October 18
Gustavo Gimeno conducts Greenwood’s “There Will Be Blood” and Ravel’s Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloe. Pablo Villegas plays the Fantasia for a Gentleman by Rodrigo.
Monday, October 19
Highlights from the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra’s concert from February 2017
Wednesday, October 21
Sunday, October 25
Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Daniil Trifonov plays the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2.
Monday, October 26
The Pittsburgh Camerata and Chatham Baroque perform Handel’s “Messiah” at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in April 2017. Conducted by Mark Anderson.
Wednesday, October 28
Sunday, November 1
Osmo Vanska conducts an all Sibelius program including Finlandia and the Symphony No. 2. James Ehnes plays the Violin Concerto.
Around the Community
Jennifer Tober - Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks
Anna Singer spoke with Artistic Director Jennifer Tober about how they had to approach this year's Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. In 2020, you can explore the intrigue and adventure of CYMBELINE - Shakespeare's Fairy Tale - every weekend in September.
Yo-Yo Ma with Daryl Ford Williams
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks with WQED’s Vice President of Content and Executive Producer of "Harbor From the Holocaust." They discuss the music Yo-Yo Ma recorded expressly for the program “Poeme per violoncello et orchestre” written by his father Hiao-Tsiun Ma.
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.