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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A Post Concert Report from Salzburg - Aug 29, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham checks in with Bryan Sejvar to report on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performance in Salzburg to close out the Salzburg Festival.  Jim chats with trombonist James Nova to get his impressions of the concert and the tour so far.


Morning Report from Wiesbaden Germany - Aug 28, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has arrived in Germany safe and sound to begin their European Festivals Tour.  Jim Cunningham calls in live from Wiesbaden with his first report of the tour.   He talks about the first rehearsal and the German city.  We also hear from some members who went for a run in the streets of Wiesbaden to train for a musicians run planned for Pittsburgh in September.

Wiesbaden Germany Concert Review - Aug 28, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats live with Bryan Sejvar after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of their European Festival Tour.   Jim describes the beautiful concert hall and describes the dress Anne Sophie Mutter wore for her performance of the Dvorak Violin Concerto.   You'll also hear from the guest Concertmaster Alexi Kenney and cellist Nathan Chan.

A Report from Munich - Jun 6, 2016

A report from the post concert event in Munich. Jim Cunningham talked to several business representatives from the PIttsburgh area, trying to get business from German corporations.

Some final thoughts from Manfred Honeck - Jun 6, 2016

Jim Cunningham sat down with Manfred Honeck prior to the final tour concert in Munich. Maestro Honeck reflects on the tour, giving his thoughts on the orchestras performances, as well as those of the guest artists.

Anne Sophie Mutter in Munich - Jun 3, 2016

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra just arrived in Munich and Jim Cunningham called in to the QED Morning Show for a live report. He was joined by violinist Anne Sophie Mutter.

Live Report after Munich Concert No. 1 - Jun 3, 2016

It was the final performance on this tour by pianist Daniil Trifonov. Jim Cunningham calls in live after the 1st of 2 concerts at the Gasteig in Munich.

A chat with Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida - Jun 2, 2016

Jim Cunningham reports in from Stuttgart after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's concert in Brussels. Principal Oboe Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida talks about the tour and the enhanced security in Brussels.

From Brussels to Stuttgart - Jun 2, 2016

Jim Cunningham recaps the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's concert in Brussels, and their next concert in Stuttgart. Daniil Trifonov plays the piano at the Charleroi airport, plus hear interviews with Principal Violist Randolph Kelly, and some attendees of the Brussels concert.

A recap of Basel - Jun 1, 2016

Jim Cunningham gives a recap from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performance at the Musiksaal Stadtcasino in Basel. Jim talks with Associate Principal Percussionist Jeremy Branson and Principal English Horn Harold Smoliar.