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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 6 - Part 1 - Nov 14, 2022

Piano superstar Emanuel Ax plays the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts his own arrangement of Five Pieces by Erwin Schulhoff as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 6 - Part 2 - Nov 14, 2022

Piano superstar Emanuel Ax plays the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts his own arrangement of Five Pieces by Erwin Schulhoff as well as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. 

Suzanne Romero & John Harrison - Nov 14, 2022

The Three Rivers Film Festival presents the 40th Anniversary screening of George Romero's Creepshow at the Harris Theater Wednesday November 16th at 7pm with panel discussion from Mrs. Suzanne Romero, Assistant Director John Harrison, Tom Savini and Lori Cardille. John and Suzanne speak about the making of the movie in Pittsburgh; George's Romero's connections to WQED; Fred Rogers and Stephen King; John's work at WQED-FM and writing of the Creepshow score; George's love of classsical music; and the Zombie world which had it's rise from western Pennsylvania. Plus whatever happened to all the thousands of imported cockroaches that paid no attention to the set border in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.

Marianne Cornetti - Pittsburgh Festival Opera - Nov 10, 2022

Marianne Cornetti stopped by WQED-FM to chat with Anna Singer about Pittsburgh Festival Opera's "Legends in the Limelight" concert - Sunday November 13th, 3pm at Shadyside Presbyterian Church.  The concert features tenor John Osborn.  

David Robertson - Nov 10, 2022

Conductor David Robertson explains why you shouldn’t be too sad about Tchaikovsky’s last days, his final symphony and applauding before the last movement. Has he ever heard a better French Horn virtuoso than Pittsburgh Principal William Caballero? No, and Robertson started his musical life as a horn player. Oliver Knussen adds considerable virtuosity and  color to the  program too. What’s it like to train the next generation of conductors at Juilliard and exactly how do you do it? Find out in this conversation with Jim Cunningham recorded in the conductor’s dressing room at Heinz Hall after rehearsal on Thursday November 10, 2022.

Bill Powers & Jacob Joyce - Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra - Nov 9, 2022

Jacob Joyce, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and Assistant Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony and William Powers Executive Director of the Orchestra discuss the Dvorak Eighth Symphony, Ballade by Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet and Jimmy Lopez “Techno” that will be heard in a 7:30pm Free concert at Heinz Hall Sunday November 13. They joined Jim Cunningham live on Wednesday morning November 9.

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