Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

2021-2022 Broadcast Season

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

2022 Radio Broadcast Season
 

UPCOMING BROADCASTS ON WQED-FM:
 

FRIDAY, MAY 20 – 8PM

Jim Cunningham hosts a live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from Heinz Hall.  Matthias Pintscher conducts Ravel’s “Mother Goose” and “Alborada del gracioso.”  Alexi Kenney plays the Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2.  Also, Debussy’s “La Mer.”  Jim will be backstage during intermission with interviews.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17 – 8PM

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes out their 2021-2022 concert season the weekend of June 17-19. WQED-FM will broadcast the Friday (June 17) evening concert live as Emanuel Ax returns to Heinz Hall to perform the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20. Manfred Honeck conducts the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 and the Pittsburgh Premiere of “Five Pieces” by Erwin Schuhoff. The broadcast begins at 8pm live with Jim Cunningham as host, who will also be backstage during intermission with artist interviews.

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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents: Lysenko (arr. Johnson) "Prayer for Ukraine"

"The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Music binds us together and we offer this "Prayer for Ukraine" as a symbol of our love and friendship. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians Marta Krechkovsky, Irene Cheng, Lorien Benet Hart and Yeokyung Kim (violins), Gretchen Van Hoesen (harp), Lorna McGhee (flute), Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (oboe), season musician Nora Prener (oboe), guest musician Si Yu (viola), and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  musicians Tatjana Mead Chamis (viola), John Moore (bass) and Will Chow (cello)."

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio hosted by Jim Cunningham, a complete two hour concert with Music Director Manfred Honeck and guest artists heard on over 100 PRI and NPR stations across the country. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 18 - Part 1 - Aug 8, 2022

Pianist Igor Levit plays for the first time in Pittsburgh in the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21.  Also, Manfred Honeck conducts Strauss’ Alpine Symphony.


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 18 - Part 2 - Aug 8, 2022

Pianist Igor Levit plays for the first time in Pittsburgh in the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21.  Also, Manfred Honeck conducts Strauss’ Alpine Symphony.


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 17 - Part 1 - Aug 2, 2022

Markus Stenz conducts Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral” and the Scriabin “Poem of Ecstasy.”  Plus Behzod Abduraimov plays the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2.


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 17 - Part 2 - Aug 2, 2022

Markus Stenz conducts Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral” and the Scriabin “Poem of Ecstasy.”  Plus Behzod Abduraimov plays the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2.


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 16 - Part 2 - Jul 25, 2022

It’s the debut of conductor Pietari Inkinen as he leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Pohjola’s Daughter by Sibelius and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.  Also making her Heinz Hall debut is Beatrice Rana in the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 16 - Part 1 - Jul 25, 2022

It’s the debut of conductor Pietari Inkinen as he leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Pohjola’s Daughter by Sibelius and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.  Also making her Heinz Hall debut is Beatrice Rana in the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 15 - Part 1 - Jul 18, 2022

It’s a concert of Orchestral Blockbusters as Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture and Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances.  Simone Lamsma makes her Heinz Hall debut in the Korngold Violin Concerto. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2021-2022 Season - Program 15 - Part 2 - Jul 18, 2022

It’s a concert of Orchestral Blockbusters as Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts the Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture and Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances.  Simone Lamsma makes her Heinz Hall debut in the Korngold Violin Concerto. 


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Pittsburgh Symphony Interviews

María Dueñas and Manfred Honeck

Pianist Jan Lisiecki

Actress & Singer Tamara Tunie, Composer Kathryn Bostic

Pianist Seong-Jin Cho

Conductor Vasily Petrenko

Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan

Violinist Baiba Skride

Composer Jonathan Leshnoff

Pianist Till Fellner

 

 

Pianist Beatrice Rana

Conductor Leonard Slatkin & Pianist Garrick Ohlsson

Conductor Emmanuel Krivine

Pianist Bertrand Chamayou

Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov

Cellist Maximilian Hornung

Pianist Kirill Gerstein

Conductor Juanjo Mena

Violinist Ray Chen

Conductor Christoph König

Jim Cunningham and Gianandrea Noseda discuss Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto, Beethoven's Second Symphony and the Rossini William Tell Overture for the January 29 and 31 concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony 
Recorded: 01/28/2016

Jim Cunningham speaks with Guest Conductor Christoph Konig about Beethoven's Sixth Symphony and Philip Glass' Second Violin Concerto
Recorded: 01/15/2016

Violinist Tim Fain talks with Jim Cunningham about Philip Glass Concerto No 2
Recorded: 01/15/2016

Conductor Leonard Slatkin discusses the October 30 & November 1, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham.
Recorded: 11/12/2015

Pianist Conrad Tao discusses the October 30 & November 1, 2015 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham.
Recorded: 11/12/2015

Gustavo Gimeno talks with Jim Cunningham about his debut concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony
Recorded: 10/16/2015

Guitarist Pablo Villegas discusses his visit to Heinz Hall to play the Rodrigo Fantasy for a Gentelman
Recorded: 10/16/2015