PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY RADIO 2012-2013 SERIES AVAILABLE TO RADIO STATIONS NATIONWIDE FROM CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY RADIO 2012-2013 SERIES
AVAILABLE TO RADIO STATIONS NATIONWIDE
FROM CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3
PITTSBURGH—WQED-FM 89.3 is pleased to present the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio 2012-2013 series - available for classical public radio stations to air 52 weeks a year.
With Music Director Manfred Honeck leading the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, listeners will hear favorites like Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; Elgar’s Enigma Variations; Gershwin’s An American in Paris; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. Listeners will also enjoy favorite performers like Yo-Yo Ma, James Galway, Leif Ove Andsnes, Thomas Hampson, and Joshua Bell. Special programs will also be featured for the Holiday Season, including Maestro Honeck’s yearly Thanksgiving program of Strauss Waltzes and Handel’s Messiah conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio produced in partnership between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and WQED, consists of 26, two-hour programs hosted by WQED-FM 89.3’s Jim Cunningham. Cunningham is in his 25th year as executive producer and host of Pittsburgh Symphony Radio now celebrating its 31st Anniversary. WQED has had a long-term on-air relationship with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in regular series or specials since the television station went on the air in 1954 and WQED-FM 89.3 has been showcasing the Orchestra since it went on the air in 1973.
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio is distributed nationally by Public Radio International. Additional support for Pittsburgh Symphony Radio is made possible by the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Listeners can join the conversation and follow updates from Classical WQED-FM 89.3 on Facebook® and Twitter® at @WQEDFM.
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 128 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and The WQED Education Department.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been a vital part of the City of Pittsburgh’s heritage for more than 100 years. With its noble history of the finest conductors and musicians and its strong commitment to artistic quality and excellence, audiences around the world have claimed the PSO as their orchestra of choice. In September 2008, the PSO welcomed its ninth Music Director Manfred Honeck. Beginning in the early 1900s with frequent performances in Canada, the PSO confirmed its ranking as a world-class orchestra, earning critical acclaim for each tour abroad. Its 36 international tours include 19 European tours, nine trips to the Far East and two to South America. In January 2004, the PSO became the first American orchestra to perform at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II, as part of the Pontiff’s Silver Jubilee celebration.
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