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.
Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck runs down the special features of the concerts beginning February 23 with Beethoven’s Third Concerto played by Yefim Bronfman and Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony and the recording being made for Reference Recordings plus a live WQED-Fm broadcast. Maestro Honeck explains why you should support WQED-FM, acquire a copy of the Shostakovich Fifth Symphony which won a Grammy award and reveals why helium balloons were floating around his Maestro Suite.
Chamber Music Pittsburgh with Pittsburgh Performs presents Anqwenique, Kinetic and Joe Sheehan, composer and pianist who teaches at Duquesne University in Songs of Lake Volta at the Shop in Homewood Thursday 22 at 7pm. Joe who has traveled widely in Ghana over a number of years and Anqwenique who works for Pittsbugh Festival Opera and sang recently at Heinz Hall preview their new cd and the concert with Joe’s music performed by Kinetic and the Kassia Ensemble.
David Bennett performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend in a concert titled "From Swing to Rock." He stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about the concerts.
Christopher Hahn talks about Pittsburgh Opera's world premiere production of "Ashes and Snow."
Douglas Cuomo talks about writing "Ashes and Snow", which received it's World Premiere with Pittsburgh Opera.
Eric Ferring is the lone singer in "Ashes and Snow" - a world premiere production by Pittsburgh Opera. He talks to WQED-FM's Anna Singer about the role.