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.

Agata Miklavc - Aug 3, 2021

Violinist Agata Miklavc was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia where she began studying violin at the age of 3. Her career took her from Ljubljana to Sarajevo and later to the United States, where she now studies with Andrés Cárdenes at Carnegie Mellon University. She talks with Jim Cunningham about her participation in the Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami.

Andres Cardenes - Aug 3, 2021

Andrés Cárdenes has had an outstanding career as a solo violinist, conductor, chamber musician and former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He also holds the title of Distinguished Professor of Violin Studies and the Dorothy Richard Starling/Alexander Speyer Jr. Endowed Chair at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music, and he is the co-founder and Artistic and Music Director of the Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of Miami, a program geared towards educating young musicians in chamber music and solo repertoire. Maestro Cárdenes' conversation with Jim Cunningham focuses on the festival as well as Josef Gingold's legacy.

Pittsburgh Savoyards - Aug 3, 2021

The Pittsburgh Savoyards open their 84th season (and resume live performances!) this July with a touring production of Molière’s final theatrical work, "The Imaginary Invalid." Performances will be held on the outdoor stage at South Park Theatre in South Park, PA; outside the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA; and air-conditioned indoors at Pittsburgh Savoyards headquarters, 523 Lincoln Ave. in Bellevue, PA.  David Peebles spoke to the group about this production.  

Rick Smith - South Hills Chorale - Aug 2, 2021

Katie Brill talks with Rick Smith, Executive Director of the South Hills Chorale. The South Hills Chorale is performing a free concert on Sunday, August 8.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2020-2021 Season - Program 18 - Part 1 - Aug 2, 2021

It’s the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as he plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto.  Juraj Valchua conducts Smetna’s The Moldau, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2020-2021 Season - Program 18 - Part 2 - Aug 2, 2021

It’s the debut of Swiss pianist Francesco Piemontesi on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast as he plays the Dvorak Piano Concerto.  Juraj Valchua conducts Smetna’s The Moldau, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 and Dvorak’s Carnival Overture. 

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