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Darryl Ford Williams - WQED 11 Emmy wins - Oct 15, 2018

WQED’s Vice President of Content Darryl Ford Williams runs down the 11 WQED Emmy winners for the October 13 ceremony of the Mid Atlantic Emmys in Philadelphia.  

Hilary Hahn - Oct 12, 2018

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats with violinist Hilary Hahn about her new CD of Bach.

Antony Walker - Madama Butterfly - Oct 10, 2018

Music Director Antony Walker talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" being performed by Pittsburgh Opera through October 14th.  

Cody Austin - Madama Butterfly - Oct 10, 2018

Cody Austin talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about his role as Pinkerton in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" being performed by Pittsburgh Opera through October 14th.  

Dina Kuznetsova - Madama Butterfly - Oct 10, 2018

Dina Kuznetsova talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about her role as Butterfly in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" being performed by Pittsburgh Opera through October 14th.  

Linda Brovsky - Madama Butterfly - Oct 10, 2018

Stage Director Linda Brovsky talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about this production of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" being performed by Pittsburgh Opera through October 14th.  

Walter Morales and Aron Zelkowicz - Oct 10, 2018

The Edgewood Symphony conducted by Walter Morales invites Aron Zelkowicz to play the Dvorak Cello Concerto along with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Ginka’s Ruslan and Ludmila Overture Saturday evening October 13 at the Katz performing Arts Center of the JCC. Walter and Aron fill in all the details.

Raquel Winnica Young and Lenny Young - Oct 10, 2018

Musica Mundana presents "Myths." The Pittsburgh-based early music ensemble, co-led by harpsichordist Justin Wallace and mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young, travels through a range of emotion with a program of 17th and 18th century music inspired by mythological figures. Featured composers include Haydn, Handel, Monteverdi, Rameau and Tartini. They are joined by guest musicians Joseph Baunoch (bass), Paul Miller (violin) and Patricia Halverson (gamba).  Lenny Young who directs the choir at Third Presbyterian joins Raquel Winnica Young with a full run down and background on Musica Mundana and other events happening soon including the Halloween Trick or Treat Classical Crawl with members of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and Young Peoples Orchestra Saturday October 27 at 5:30 with costume contest and treats. Admission Free.  

Eric Dzugan - Debussy Concert - Oct 9, 2018

Eric Dzugan is Exploring the Piano with Katie Manukyan and Kelly Fiona Lynch sopranos plus Franklin Mosley baritone. Saturday October 13 7pm at the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Pittsburgh campus. The concert marks the centennial of the death of Debussy and explores a wide range of moods. There will be projections above the singers and extensive program notes including translations and assistance from the Department of French and Italian languages at Pitt. The tickets are $10 for general admission $5. Students and Pitt Students are Free. Hear all about it with Eric, Katie and Kelly! 

Sweeney Todd - Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center - Oct 5, 2018

Jeff Howell, veteran Civic Light Opera star has performed dozens of roles on area sages and appeared in several films including the Cemetery Club. Now he stars as Judge Turpin in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland Pa. Beaver County with some of the best young professional talent in the area. He joins Lindsay Courteau and Jim Cunningham to describe the joys of the music and theatrical magic with no shortage of Halloween blood. Visit Mr’s Lovett’s  Pie shop with Prohibition Pastry Pie in the black box theater too also serving beer and wine. Cherry would be nice!    Opening night is October 5 running through the 21st.

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