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.
Augustine Hadelich returns to Heinz Hall with the Dvorak Violin Concerto. He fills us in on what it’s like to be the Musical America Musician of the Year 2018, explains why he loves the Dvorak, says he loves the music of Thomas Ades, and suggests what a perfect day at Chautauqua, New York might be like as he made his American debut there and has returned eight times.
The Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival, Romanian born Cristian Macelaru, makes his debut with his fellow countryman Georges Enesco and the First Romanian Rhapsody, the Dvorak Violin Concerto with Augustine Hadelich, and the Copland Symphony No. 3. Maestro Macelaru talks about all three favorites and his youth in communist Romania.
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Principal Flute Lindsey Goodman, who also holds the principal spot for the West Virginia Symphony, appears for Music on the Edge Saturday May 12 at 8pm at the Frick on the University of Pittsburgh campus to premiere her new cd "Returning to Heights Unseen," which includes the Wedding Prayer by David Stock and music by Pittsburgh based composers Roger Zahab and Roger Dannenberg. Hear all about the new cd and the latest from the flute world.
Woodwind ensemble Quinta Voce joins with a new group, Unity Brass, for a free concert Saturday May 12th, 7:30pm at First Unitarian Church 605 Morewood with Ewald, Gershwin, Hallam and Mihaud. French Horn Barbara Folb fills in the story.
The Three Rivers Young People’s Orchestra presents their final concert this season Sunday May 13th at 7pm in Carnegie Music Hall. Violinist and cellist Maeve and Maighread Southard-Wray have the scoop. Youth Chamber Connection visit area libraries on Saturday!
270 events for parents and young people unfold May 17th through 25th in Remake Learning Days including puppet making with WQED in the spirit of Fred Rogers. Team member, spark plug and super mom Yu-Ling Cheng and Producer Dorie Taylor have the highlights.