Monday-Friday, December 9-13 at 9pm
Exploring Music, with Bill McGlaughlin
Get ready to discover your next favorite piece of music, as Bill explores “hidden gold,” wonderful works that few people ever get to hear.
Saturday, December 14 at 1pm
The Metropolitan Opera, hosted by Margaret Juntwait
Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
An undisputed master of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964.
Sunday, December 15 at 6am
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
We're celebrating Christmas this morning with music from a variety of traditions. We'll hear music based on legends of Saint Nicholas, and sample Byzantine chant sung during the Christmas season. Plus, baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire offers a gift of Celtic holiday music in our featured release.
Sunday, December 15 at 6pm
Sunday at the Symphony – New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin
Alan Gilbert conducts two great Richard Strauss tone poems -- Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan. Principal Oboe Liang Wang is soloist in the Oboe Concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Christopher Rouse.
Sunday, December 15 at 8pm
Pittsburgh Symphony, with Jim Cunningham
Italian cellist Enrico Dindo makes his PSO debut with a concerto that Dmitri Shostakovich composed for Mstislav Rostropovich. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony #7, a work that sings dramatically of his love for his Bohemian homeland.
Sherlock Holmes & The Crucifer of Blood
Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theater presents another Holmes & Watson adventure for the holidays. Co-stars David Whalen (Holmes) and Justin Holcomb (Watson) provide a glimpse into this adaptation that has a beautiful woman, exotic locales, a boat chase in the fog, brief violin playing, and delightful Victorian staging. Listen
Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2013-2014 Season - Program 6 - Part 1
It’s a party to celebrate the 200th birthday of Giuseppi Verdi. Former Music Director Mariss Jansons conducts Verdi’s “Ave Maria” and String Quartet in E minor. The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh joins the orchestra and soloists for Verdi’s Requiem. Listen
ON THIS DAY in 1868
The Piano Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saens premieres at a Concert Popilaire in Paris conducted by Anton Rubinstein, with the composer as soloist.