The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2019-2020 Mellon Grand Classics season begins this weekend. Jim Cunningham sat down with Music Director Manfred Honeck to talk about the music on this weekend's program.
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra begins it's 2019-2020 Mellon Grand Classics Season Friday September 19th at Heinz Hall. The first piece on the program is a PSO co-commission of "Fountain of Youth" by composer Julia Wolfe. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham caught up with her at the Hall where she talks about the piece, the influx of women composer's and much more.
Violinist James Ehnes is the guest soloist for this weekend's Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra season opening concerts. In this wide ranging interview with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham, Mr. Ehnes talks abou tthe pieces he'll perform this weekend, his thoughts on Pittsburgh and much more.
Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Viola Randolph Kelly gives his farewell recital at Rodef Shalom Temple on October 29 7pm. In March he plays his final Bartok Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony. In this interview recorded September 13, 2019 with Jim Cunningham he has all the details on the recital with pianist John Novacek, Randy remembers his last get together with former Music Director Andre Previn who hired him 43 years ago, he gives his essential advice to violists and music lovers on how to listen and shares many deeply personal thoughts and reflections.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this Saturday's Gala concert featuring Lang Lang playing the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24. He'll also conduct music by Offenbach, Schmidt, von Suppe and more.
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham recently sat down with long time Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violist Randolph Kelly to talk about his career, and his future plans, including his October 29th recital, 7:30pm at Rodef Shalom Temple.
Andres Franco will conduct the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Thursday night (7/25) in a concert titled "Tango!" The orchestra will perform works by Ginastera, Piazzola and more. Maestro Franco stopped by the QED Morning Show with Anna Singer to tell us all about it.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Earl Lee stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the American Concert on Friday June 28th and the orchestra's performance at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch on Sunday morning (June 30th).
Pianist Jan Lisiecki talks about his new Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mendelssohn with the Orpheas Chamber Orchestra. Speaking with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham, he also talks about making his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser spoke with Jim Cunningham about the American debut of "Thorgy and the Thorchestra" with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In this interview, they discussed diversity in classical music, the role of humor in performance, and the impact of music on the lgbtq+ community.