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James Blachly - Jun 23, 2022

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director James Blachly joins Jim Cunningham to discuss their concert at the Johnstown airport June 26 with music made famous by Jefferson Airplane, Gonna Fly Now from the film Rocky, music from Top Gun and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony along with a word about upcoming events for the Fourth of July and the fall season along with thoughts about the visit by organist Paul Jacobs to play the Saint Saens Organ symphony in the Spring season.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 11 - Part 1 - Jun 21, 2022

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Capriccio espangnole by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams.”  Maximilian Hornung returns to play the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 11 - Part 2 - Jun 21, 2022

Pablo Heras-Casado conducts Capriccio espangnole by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams.”  Maximilian Hornung returns to play the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1. 

PSO Live Broadcast Intermission Interviews - 6/17/22 - Jun 21, 2022

Jim Cunningham spoke with guest pianist Emanuel Ax, Music Director Manfred Honeck, and sound recordist Dirk Sobotka during intermission of our live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday June 17, 2022.  

Emanuel Ax - Jun 19, 2022

Emanuel Ax sat down with Jim Cunningham on Saturday afternoon after the live broadcast of opening night Friday June 17 to talk about Mozart's 20th concerto, Chopin for an encore, his long association with the Pittsburgh Symphony, friendship with Andre Previn, the war in Ukraine and it's effect on Lviv where Emanuel Ax was born, his recent Beethoven Trios cd Beethoven for Three with Yo Yo Ma and Leonidas Kavakos, and the answer to the question are there too many good musicians today-- recorded upstairs at Heinz Hall in the rehearsal room on the fourth floor with help from Adam Kilburn engineer and videographer.

Katya Janpoladyan & Maureen Conlon Gutierrez - Jun 17, 2022

On this episode, we sat down with Katya Janpoladyan and Maureen Conlon Gutiérrez co-directors of the Pittsburgh Perspectives Festival. Through this festival, Katya and Maureen seek to bring music created by female composers and composers of color to the forefront, allowing people access to a far more diversified look at the genre than is typically experienced. The driving vision behind the festival, what attendees can expect, and the future of classical music are all topics discussed. The festival will begin Tuesday, June 21st and run through Sunday, June 26th. 

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