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Video: 2007 Gramophone Artist of the Year, violinist Julia Fischer, practices Grieg's Piano Concerto during her free time backstage at Heinz Hall in April, 2007. As a youth, Fischer won five violin competitions and three piano competitions. She was scheduled to make her debut as a professional pianist on January 1, 2008, in Frankfurt with Sir Neville Marriner conducting. WATCH

YouTube Video: Recording Brahms 2nd Symphony and the Haydn Variations with Marek Janowski and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. WATCH

FULL SEASON PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Airdate - April 6, 2008
STRAVINSKY: Suite from Pulcinella
SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Jonathan Biss, piano

Airdate - April 13, 2008
SMITH: Star-Spangled Banner
KODALY: Suite from Hary Janos
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1
DEBUSSY: Le Plus que Lente
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Leila Josefowicz, violin

Airdate - April 20, 2008
SHOSTAKOVICH: Suite from The Bolt
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5
Vassily Sinaisky, conductor; Vladimir Feltsman, piano

Airdate - April 27, 2008
R. STRAUSS: Don Quixote
DE FALLA: Master Peter's Puppet Show
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello; Randolph Kelly, viola; Awet Andemicael, soprano; Peter Bronder, tenor; David Wilson-Johnson, baritone; Bob Brown Puppets

Airdate - May 4, 2008
BRAHMS: Nanie
BRAHMS: Gesang der Parzen
BRAHMS: Schicksalslied
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

Airdate - May 11, 2008
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat Major
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 5 in E minor
KABALEVSKY: Colas Breugnon Overture
GLINKA: "Kamarinskaya"
Mstislav Rostropovich, conductor

Airdate - May 18, 2008
MACMILLAN: The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4
Marin Alsop, conductor; Barry Douglas, piano

Airdate - May 25, 2008
BACH: Concerto for Viola, Strings and Basso Continuo
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Andres Cardenes, violin; Randolph Kelly, viola

Airdate - June 1. 2008
BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture
GUBAIDULINA: Feast During a Plague
BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin

Airdate - June 8, 2008
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 1
HUMMEL: Trumpet Concerto
GRIEG: Suite from Peer Gynt
Arild Remmereit, conductor; George Vosburgh, trumpet

Airdate - June 15, 2008
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor; Erin Wall, soprano; Meredith Arwady, contralto; Frank Lopardo, tenor; Alan Held, bass; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Airdate - June 22, 2008
HANDEL: Messiah
Betsy Burleigh, conductor; Lisa Saffer, soprano; Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano; Philippe Castagner, tenor; Sanford Sylvan, bass; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Airdate - June 29, 2008
MOZART: Symphony No. 25
R. STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration
BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
Jahja Ling, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano

Airdate - July 6, 2008
THEOFANIDIS: Rainbow Body
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1
Peter Oundjian, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano

Airdate - July 13, 2008
BRAHMS: Haydn Variations
SAINT-SAENS: Violin Concerto No. 3
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2
Marek Janowski, conductor; Chee-Yun, violin

Airdate - July 20, 2008
BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1
Marek Janowski, conductor, Julia Fischer, violin

Airdate - July 27, 2008
DVORAK: Wind Serenade
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
MOZART: Symphony No. 36, "Linz"
Pinchas Zukerman, conductor; Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Airdate - August 3, 2008
Gilbert and Sullivan Fantasia
MOZART: Flute Concerto No. 2
MANCINI: Favorites
Sir Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Sir James Galway, flute

Airdate - August 10, 2008
SALONEN: Foreign Bodies
HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C Major
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2
Michael Christie, conductor; Lynn Harrell, cello

Airdate - August 17, 2008
TCHAIKOVSKY: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D
TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Symphony
Valery Gergiev, conductor; Mikhail Simonyan, violin

Airdate - August 24, 2008
ALBENIZ: Suite Espanola (orch. de Burgos)
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
PALOMO: Nocturnos de Andalucia
de FALLA: The Three-Cornered Hat
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Pepe Romero, guitar

Airdate - August 31, 2008
HONEGGER: Pacific 231
THEOFANIDIS: The Here and Now
RAVEL: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
GERSHWIN: An American in Paris
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Jean-Philippe Collard, piano; Randall Scarlata, baritone; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Betsy Burleigh, director

Airdate - September 7, 2008
RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite
LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Airdate - September 14, 2008
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944
Mariss Jansons, conductor

Airdate - September 21, 2008
MESSIAEN: Turangalila-symphonie
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano; Jean Laurendeau, ondes martenot

Airdate - September 28, 2008
MOZART: Serenata Notturna
HAYDN: Symphony No. 100, "Military"
BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra
James DePriest, conductor

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