Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

2018-2019 Broadcast Season

Program 1 – National Feed – October 4, 2018

DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

HIGDON: Tuba Concerto

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

Robert Spano, conductor; Craig Knox, tuba

Program 2 – National Feed – October 11, 2018

ELGAR: Symphony No. 1

TCHAIKOVSKY: Variations on a Rococo Theme

STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Sir Mark Elder, conductor; Anne Martindale Williams, cello

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Interviews

Jim Cunningham and Gianandrea Noseda discuss Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto, Beethoven's Second Symphony and the Rossini William Tell Overture for the January 29 and 31 concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony 
Recorded: 01/28/2016

Jim Cunningham speaks with Guest Conductor Christoph Konig about Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and Philip Glass' Second Violin Concerto
Recorded: 01/15/2016

Violinist Tim Fain talks with Jim Cunningham about Philip Glass Concerto No 2
Recorded: 01/15/2016

Conductor Leonard Slatkin discusses the October 30 & November 1, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham.
Recorded: 11/12/2015

Pianist Conrad Tao discusses the October 30 & November 1, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham.
Recorded: 11/12/2015

Gustavo Gimeno talks with Jim Cunningham about his debut concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony
Recorded: 10/16/2015

Guitarist Pablo Villegas discusses his visit to Heinz Hall to play the Rodrigo Fantasy for a Gentelman
Recorded: 10/16/2015

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 07 - Part 1 - Nov 28, 2018

Manfred Honeck conducts music first heard in Pittsburgh – Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano.  Plus Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 07 - Part 2 - Nov 28, 2018

Manfred Honeck conducts music first heard in Pittsburgh – Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano.  Plus Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 08 - Part 1 - Nov 28, 2018

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Capriccio espangnole by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams.”  Maximilian Hornung returns to play the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 08 - Part 2 - Nov 28, 2018

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Capriccio espangnole by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams.”  Maximilian Hornung returns to play the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Tree of Life: Concert for Peace and Unity" - Nov 28, 2018

WQED-FM's live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Concert for Peace and Unity," which took place on Tuesday November 27th, 2018 at Heinz Hall.  The broadcast begins with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviewing PSO musicians backstage prior to the concert, including James Rodgers, Penny Brill, Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, and Michael Rusinek.  Jim also interview the Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Matthew Mehaffey and an interview clip with violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Then, Jim Cunningham hosts the concert conducted by Manfred Honeck of works by Arvo Part, Ravel, Shostakovich, MacMillan, Brahms, John Williams and Edward Elgar.


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 04 - Part 1 - Nov 28, 2018

 It’s a birthday party as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs “Resurrexit” by Mason Bates – commissioned by the orchestra as a 60th birthday present for Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Pinchas Zukerman returns to Heinz Hall to play the Bruch Violin Concerto.  And Manfred Honeck conducts the Brahms Symphony No. 2. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 04 - Part 2 - Nov 28, 2018

It’s a birthday party as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs “Resurrexit” by Mason Bates – commissioned by the orchestra as a 60th birthday present for Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Pinchas Zukerman returns to Heinz Hall to play the Bruch Violin Concerto.  And Manfred Honeck conducts the Brahms Symphony No. 2. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 05 - Part 1 - Nov 28, 2018

Jan Lisiecki makes his Heinz Hall debut to continue the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with the 1st concerto.  Bernard Labadie conducts Haydn’s Symphony No. 98 and the Henri Joseph Rigel Symphonie No. 4.