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Jeanine De Bique

Voice of the Arts

Anna Singer spoke with Jeanine DeBique. She's in Pittsburgh for two performances - one with the Pittsburgh Symphony and their performance of Mozart's "Requiem," and with Chatham Baroque's Concerto Köln.

Alexander Scherf - Concerto Köln

Voice of the Arts

Chatham Baroque presents Concerto Köln with Jeanine De Bique - Sunday March 26th, 4pm at Carnegie Music Hall. Jim Cunningham spoke with the Artistic Director Alexander Scherf in this Carnegie Museum of Art "Voice of the Arts" podcast.

Beo String Qaurtet

Voice of the Arts

The Beo String Quartet will perform two pop up concerts on March 30th at the Bantha Tea house in Bloomfield, and on March 31st at the Bellevue Presbyterian Church. They spoke with Jim Cunningham about these concerts and performed some selections in our studio.

Three Rivers Community Band Festival

Voice of the Arts

The 2023 Three Rivers Community Band Festival takes place this Saturday, March 25th, 2pm at Franklin Regional High School. This year's festival features the East Winds Symphonic Band, the Jeannette Community Band, and Community Band South.

CMU International Film Festival

Voice of the Arts

Hear from Director Jolanta Lion and a group from CMU bout the CMU International Film Festival, which runs from March 16th through April 2nd.


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Classical Crossroads

Hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham and CMOA's Dana Bishop-Root, Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

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Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

María Dueñas and Manfred Honeck

Pianist Jan Lisiecki

Actress & Singer Tamara Tunie, Composer Kathryn Bostic

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho

Conductor Vasily Petrenko

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan

Violinist Baiba Skride

Composer Jonathan Leshnoff

Pianist Till Fellner



Pianist Beatrice Rana

Conductor Leonard Slatkin & Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Conductor Emmanuel Krivine

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou

Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

WQED Cultural Calendar

Mon, Mar 27 at 9:00 am

The Healing Garden Art Exhibit

The Healing Garden exhibit features the work of sixteen artists whose pieces were featured in a booklet created in tribute to the Biblical Botanical Garden of Rodef Shalom Congregation. More info.

Mon, Mar 27 at 5:00 pm


CONTACT:    Jenifer Davison, Steel Chef Project Manager (412) 450-0170, STEEL CHEF COOK-OFF COMPETITION TO TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 27, 2023 More info.

Mon, Mar 27 at 5:00 pm


CONTACT:    Jenifer Davison, Steel Chef Project Manager (412) 450-0170, STEEL CHEF COOK-OFF COMPETITION TO TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 27, 2023 More info.

Sat, Mar 25 at 8:00 pmTue, Mar 28 at 7:00 pm

Pittsburgh Opera presents Verdi's "Il Trovatore"

Revenge is a dish best served hot. Verdi’s Il Trovatore is an epic tale of love and sacrifice, deception and revenge. More info.

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