Classical Crossroads

Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said, "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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Martin Barre - Apr 25, 2016

Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre talks about his hits Auqualung, Cross Eyed Mary Locomotive Breath, why the group called it quits, great moments on the road and much more plus his new album Back to Steel.

Stewart Copeland - Mar 7, 2016

Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland was in Pittsburgh to perform his "They Tyrant's Crush" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He talked to Jim Cunningham about his classical music background, his piece, and his work with "The Police."

Kerry Minnear - Gentle Giant - Dec 15, 2015

Jim Shock talks to Kerry Minnear, member of Gentle Giant, about their illustrious history.

Eileen Ivers - Jul 31, 2015

WQED-FM's Ben Burgess talks to fiddler Eileen Ivers about her musical background. She performs at Hartwood Acres on August 9th, 2015.

Melora Creager - Rasputina - Jul 16, 2015

WQED-FM's Ben Burgess talks to Melora Creager - cellist, vocalist and banjo player in "Rasputina". They are bringing their show to Club Cafe in Pittsburgh on Wednesday August 19th, 2015 at 9pm.

Nick Hilscher - Glen Miller Orchestra - Jul 14, 2015

Nick Hilscher is the Music Director of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Orchestra is giving a free concert in St. Clair Park in Greensburg, PA for the Summer Sounds series on July 24. Hilscher talks about Glenn's life and the members of his band; Jimmy Stewart in the Glenn Miller Story; and Miller's mysterious disappearance on December 15 1944 flying across the English Channel to give a concert in Paris.

Jon Schmidt of the Piano Guys - Jul 9, 2015

WQED-FM's Ben Burgess talks to Jon Schmidt of the YouTube sensation Piano Guys. They'll be coming to the Benedum Center on August 27, 2015.