Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

2021-2022 Broadcast Season

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

2023 Radio Broadcast Season
 

UPCOMING BROADCASTS ON WQED-FM:
 

FRIDAY, JAN 23 – 8PM
Mozart & More

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FRIDAY, FEB 10 – 8PM
Holst's The Planets

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FRIDAY, MARCH 31 – 8PM
Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances

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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 - 2022-2022 Season - Program 8 - Part 1 - Nov 28, 2022

Manfred Honeck conducts music first heard in Pittsburgh – Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano.  Plus Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 8 - Part 2 - Nov 28, 2022

Manfred Honeck conducts music first heard in Pittsburgh – Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, featuring mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano.  Plus Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Haydn’s Symphony No. 88 and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 7 - Part 2 - Nov 21, 2022

Beatrice Rana returns to Heinz Hall for the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1.  Manfred Honeck conducts Jesse Montgomery’s “Source Code.”  And the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and soloists join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Poulenc’s Gloria and Dvorak’s Te Deum. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 7 - Part 1 - Nov 21, 2022

Beatrice Rana returns to Heinz Hall for the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1.  Manfred Honeck conducts Jesse Montgomery’s “Source Code.”  And the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and soloists join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Poulenc’s Gloria and Dvorak’s Te Deum. 


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. 


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 5 - Part 1 - Nov 8, 2022

Yefim Bronfman returns to Heinz Hall to play the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts “amazon” by Gloria Isabel Ramos Triano and the monumental Mahler Symphony No. 1.


Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 5 - Part 2 - Nov 8, 2022

Yefim Bronfman returns to Heinz Hall to play the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts “amazon” by Gloria Isabel Ramos Triano and the monumental Mahler Symphony No. 1.


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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