Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports daily at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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Zagreb, Croatia 05 Feb 08 PM - Feb 6, 2008

The PSO ends its 2008 European tour in Zagreb, Croatia. Jim reports on newspaper reviews, orchestra's health and mood, this tour's impact, future touring plans. Audio of Robert Radtke, Nikolai Lugansky, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Budapest, Hungary 04 Feb 08 PM - Feb 5, 2008

From Budapest, after rhythmic applause for the PSO's debut in Bartok Hall at the city's new Palace of the Arts. Audio of Richard and Virginia Simmons, Larry Tamburri, Michael Langley.

Zagreb, Croatia 05 Feb 08 AM - Feb 5, 2008

On the bus to Zagreb, Jim reports on the Budpest concert with pianist Nikolai Lugansky. Audio of Brahms, Beethoven, Marek Janowski, Paul Silver, Gyorgy Lendval, rhythmic applause.

Hanover, Germany 01 Feb 08 PM - Feb 4, 2008

Jim describes the cultural scene in Hanover, Germany where Leonidas Kavakos and the PSO gave their final concert together on this tour. PSO health update. Anticipation for Vienna. Audio of Brahms, violin encore.

Vienna, Austria 02 Feb 08 AM - Feb 4, 2008

From PSO Music Director Designate Manfred Honeck's house in Vienna, Jim reports on a day of OnQ production and some private celebrations.

Budapest, Hungary 04 Feb 08 AM - Feb 4, 2008

From Budapest, a report on the performance at Vienna's Konzerthaus. Audio of Brahms, Manfred Honeck, Larry Tamburri, Andres Cardenes, and his former pupil Jan Fiser.

Cologne, Germany 31 Jan 08 PM - Feb 1, 2008

After the Wuppertal concert, Jim describes the beautifully-restored hall in Janowski's home region, violinist Julia Fischer's stage presence, and more Cologne Carnival atmosphere. Audio of Brahms 4th, Leonidas Kavakos, and Andrew Reamer.

Hanover, Germany 01 Feb 08 AM - Feb 1, 2008

Fresh on arrival in Hanover, Jim recaps the concert in Wupperta, with a spectacular encore by violinist Julia Fischer, rhythmic applause, and a PSO friend visiting from Dortmund. Audio of Florian Wiegand, Brahms, Wuppertal's mayor, and Fischer's Hindemith.

Cologne, Germany 30 Jan 08 PM - Jan 31, 2008

Carnival atmosphere in Cologne. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos impresses PSO and audience. PSO's new Brahms CD is released in Europe. Audio of Brahms, Kavakos.

Cologne, Germany 31 Jan 08 AM - Jan 31, 2008

Cologne goes wild before Lent, where Jim reports on the PSO conducted by Janowski. Audio of violinist Leonidas Kavakos, who plays Brahms and Bach, reveler Ute Becker, and percussionist Andrew Reamer.