Podcasts

@theSymphony

Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.

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Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall. 

Encore

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.

Classical Crossroads

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 on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

Andres Franco - Extraordinary Measures - Apr 1, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Andres Franco speaks with Jim Cunningham about being at home with his wife Co Principal Clarinet Victoria Luperi. Working on the Northside, coffee culture, beans from Commonplace Coffee, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony and Pablo Casals Bach, Extraordinary Measures, the PSO website and looking forward to a return to music this summer.  He reports that Mom is well, she is an engineer in Columbia, his native country.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2019-2020 Season - Program 26 - Part 1 - Mar 30, 2020

Juraj Valcuha conducts the Symphony No. 3 by Prokofiev and the Concert Waltz No. 1 by Glazunov.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2019-2020 Season - Program 26 - Part 2 - Mar 30, 2020

Juraj Valcuha conducts the Symphony No. 3 by Prokofiev and the Concert Waltz No. 1 by Glazunov.

Manfred Honeck - In Austria - Mar 25, 2020

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham spoke with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck from his home in Austria.  Maestro Honeck talks about his Beethoven Fidelio in Vienna just before the Coronavirus shutdown.  The performance features his brother Rainer and son Mathias and actor Christoph Walz as director.   He also talks about his family and how they are spending their time in Vorarlberg, Austria; whether he is seeing any signs of Spring in Austria; the coronavirus and its effect on concert life; the Extraordinary Measures effort on the PSO website; his advice for practicing your instrument while at home; what he is reading; and much more.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2019-2020 Season - Program 25 - Part 1 - Mar 23, 2020

Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Heinz Hall to conduct two monumental works - the Sibelius Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.  

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2019-2020 Season - Program 25 - Part 2 - Mar 23, 2020

Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste returns to Heinz Hall to conduct two monumental works - the Sibelius Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.  

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