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.

Richard Danielpour - May 17, 2021

Richard Danielpour talks about his long association with Pittsburgh and the recording of his Concerto for Orchestra with the Pittsbugh Symphony and David Zinman, his newest cd "An American Mosaic" with Simone Dinnerstein and the 2021 Grammy winning Passion of Yeshua with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Joann Faletta.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2020-2021 Season - Program 7 - Part 1 - May 17, 2021

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the Orchestra, guest soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a theatrical performance of Bach’s St. John Passion.  

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2020-2021 Season - Program 7 - Part 2 - May 17, 2021

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the Orchestra, guest soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a theatrical performance of Bach’s St. John Passion.  

Eva Tumiel Kozak - May 12, 2021

Eva Tumiel Kozak, Editor of the Polish Journal published by the Polish Cultural Council of Pittsburgh, board member of the Council, and former Executive Director of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble was also the founding Managing Director of the Three Rivers Piano Compettion. She worked to bring composer Krzysztof Penderecki to Pittsburgh to receive an honorary degree at Duquesne University. She remembers his visit to Pittsburgh on the occasion of the one year anniversary of his death in March 2020 and describes the benefits of becoming a member of the Polish Cultural Council in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.

PSO Front Row - Pinchas Zukerman - May 12, 2021

Violinist, Violist and Conductor Pinchas Zukerman leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in the Telemann Viola Concerto, a Violin Concerto by Bach, Elgar's Serenade and Bruckner's Adagio from the Quintet in concerts recorded for distribution on the internet in the Front Row series. He discusses his early distance learning efforts, his memories of William Steinberg and working with the Pittsburgh Symphony for over forty years.  He also remembers significant musicians and his friendship with Zubin Mehta, provides advice for violists, suggests if we don't fix world problems and our water supply, we won't be able to enjoy Mozart.  Enjoy this conversation by Zoom with Jim Cunningham.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2020-2021 Season - Program 6 - Part 1 - May 11, 2021

Former Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy.  Plus, Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn.  

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