Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.
Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.
A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.
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.
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.
Rick Sebak has the latest on his new program airing Thursday April 26th at 8pm on WQED13 - People Who’ve Written Books Around Here. The program features Willa Cather, Stewart O’Nan, Cameron Barnett and more.
This weekend, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs Verdi's Requiem at Heinz Hall. Music Director Manfred Honeck talks with Jim Cunningham about the work, along with other topics, including his conducting of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Side by Side concert earlier in the week.
Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum wraps up their concert season Sunday April 29th with Warren Davidson violin, Justin Wallace, harpsichord and The Academy Baroque Ensemble to present "Tutto Italiano!" - Baroque Music from Italy - at 7:00 P.M. Justin joins David Rankin from the church and Pastor Sara Wrona of Faith Community Partners to explain what the effort is doing for music lovers and the community.
Pittsburgh Public Theater Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas steps away from his post after nearly a quarter century of artistic work in the city with a final effort directing Shakespeare’s Hamlet. He fills us in the production at the O’ Reilly Theater and recalls some great moments from his time in Pittsburgh and his career including his work with Al Pacino.
Leslie Amper, who graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh studying with Natalie Phillips, played with the Pittsburgh Symphony and won the Pittsburgh Concert Society auditions and now lives in the Boston area with her husband pianist Randall Hodgkinson. She teaches at the Longy School, Harvard, and New England Conservatory Preperatory School but she’s back in town to present "Shared Inspirations: Claude Debussy, Alice Guy Blaché, and the Impressionist Painters." The concert takes place April 22nd at the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze at 2pm.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck joined the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts with Steven Stucky's "Silent Spring", Brahms' Symphony No. 4 and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist James Ehnes.