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Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performances talk about their music.

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Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.

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Did you miss a recent live broadcast? Or do you just want to hear it again? Relive recent WQED-FM live broadcasts on the Encore podcast page. Stream full length broadcasts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and others.

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Artists in the World

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.

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Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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February 27, 2024

Mark Clayton Southers – Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre

Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, Mark Clayton Southers, shares the company’s exciting plans for their upcoming 2024 season. The season starts off with a cabaret production of Dinah in April, followed by a new play written by Monteze Freeland in June, Radio Golf at the August Wilson House in August, and ending with their signature Theatre Festival in Black and White in October. Mark shares how he secured local jazz legends, including Roger Humphries, to play in the production of Dinah, and his continuing artistic collaboration with Monteze. His daughter, Ashley Renee Southers, also joined to talk about her role in coordinating the Black and White Theatre Festival that highlights eight one-act plays in two programs. Visit https://www.pghplaywrights.org/ to learn more and learn about their subscriptions and tickets.

February 27, 2024

Wayne Brinda – Prime Stage Theatre

Artistic Director of Prime Stage Theatre, Wayne Brinda, discusses their upcoming production of “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” running March 1st to the 10th at the New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts. This production immerses the audience in the true-life story of Anne’s childhood friends, Eva Geiringer Schloss and Ed Silverberg. Wayne highlights a special post show discussion on opening night (March 2nd) with Father John Nieman who will share stories about his personal friendship with Otto Frank and Miep Gies in the 1970’s as well as a special video showing of last year’s powerful play, Perseverance on Monday, March 4th. To learn more and get tickets, visit https://primestage.com/events/.

February 26, 2024

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio – 2023-2024 Season – Program 21 – Part 2

Former Music Director Andre Previn conducts this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast. You’ll hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Plus, hear Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.

February 26, 2024

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio – 2023-2024 Season – Program 21 – Part 1

Former Music Director Andre Previn conducts this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast. You’ll hear Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Plus, hear Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.

Program 21 Part 2

February 23, 2024

Edward Alan Moore – Singing Our History

Organist and Music Director at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Dr. Edward Alan Moore, discusses with Jim Cunningham the church’s upcoming concert celebrating Black History Month and Women’s History Month. “Singing Our History” will be presented on February 25th at 3pm at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Moore highlights the program that contains Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds, Amy Beach, Sarah Class, and Rebecca Clark. Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass features the English translation of the Mass text, as well as more rhythmic sections throughout the piece. This concert is part of WQED’s Gospel programming that highlights local concerts in the Western Pennsylvania area. Visit wqed.org/gospel to see the full list of events and watch Henry Louis Gate Jr’s Gospel series on WQED. Visit https://cathedralofhope.org/worship/cathedral-concerts/ to learn more.

February 23, 2024

Band of Brothers – The Lion in Winter

“I hardly think of you at all’, so says King Henry II to his middle son, Geoffrey in Band of Brother’s Shakespeare’s upcoming play, “The Lion in Winter.” Director Don Evanisko, and actor Paul Mastovich discuss this James Goldman play about the personal and political conflicts of King Henry II of England during Christmas time in 1183. Paul highlights his own experience as a middle child when channeling the character of Geoffrey. This production will mark Don’s directorial debut with Band of Brothers, which is another item in his long list of theater credits. “The Lion in Winter” will run February 28th to March 2nd at the St. Columba Church in Cambria City. Visit https://www.bandofbrothersshakespeareco.org/ to learn more.

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