Podcasts

@theSymphony

Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.

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Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall. 

Encore

Did you miss a recent live broadcast? Or do you just want to hear it again? Relive recent WQED-FM live broadcasts on the Encore podcast page. Stream full length broadcasts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and others.

Classical Crossroads

Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. As Duke Ellington said "There are only two types of music: good music and the other stuff." Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

Chatham Baroque - Welcome to All the Pleasures - Nov 13, 2019

Chatham Baroque stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about their concerts this weekend (November 16-17) titled "Welcome to All the Pleasures" - Henry Purcell's Odes to Saint Cecilia.  

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2019-2020 Season - Program 6 - Part 1 - Nov 13, 2019

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 - 2019-2020 Season - Program 6 - Part 2 - Nov 13, 2019

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.

RAD Interview - Lee Saville-Iksic - Pittsburgh Youth Chorus - Nov 11, 2019

Lee Saville-Iksic talks about the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, including their December 8th holiday concert.

 

 

A Report from Brussels - November 7, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019

Jim Cunningham caught up with some musicians and audience members from the concerts in Munich and Paris.  First he speaks with Principal Horn William Caballero and Principal Oboe Cynthia Koleda DeAlmeida in Munich to get their thoughts on the tour and the hall in Munich.  He then spoke with Dr. James Duggan, who's taken in several concerts on this tour.   Jim also spoke with Ulrich Hauschild, the Director of Music for the Bozar Centre in Brussels.  Finally, he interviewed several students from the American University of Paris, who saw the Orchestra perform at the Philharmonie.  

Dusseldorf, Germany - November 8, 2019 - Nov 8, 2019

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra just arrived in Dusseldorf, Germany when Jim Cunningham called in with his morning report.  The Orchestra performs the final concert from this long European Cities tour tonight at the Tonhalle.  Jim managed to chat with Principal Flute Lorna McGhee in the hotel lobby just as the musicians arrived.   Lorna spoke about the concert last night in Brussels and what she hopes to do today in Dusseldorf.  

 

 

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