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@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

Hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham and CMOA's Dana Bishop-Root, Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

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

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Latest Episodes:

Marta Krechkovsky and Cheryl Redmond - Ukraine Benefit Concert - Dec 6, 2023

Violinist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Marta Krechkovsky, and concert organizer, Cheryl Redmond, highlights the 3rd Benefit for Ukraine Concert on Sunday, December 10th at 5pm at the Park Presbyterian Church in Beaver. This benefit concert will host several PSO musicians and a reception afterwards with food donated from local restaurants. Marta and Cheryl both talk about how DTCare and NovaUkraine help those in need in Ukraine, and why continuing to support Ukraine is still needed. Donations are welcome at the door, by mailed check, and online at https://www.dtcare.org/ukraine-benefit.

Dana Bishop-Root - Carnegie Museum of Art - Dec 5, 2023

Director of Education and Public Programs at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Dana Bishop-Root, discusses the many exciting things happening this month at the Museum, just in time for the cold weather and holiday season. The museum will hold a free Winter Exhibit Celebration on December 14th at 6 pm with a soundscape in the Hall of Sculpture. Meet the curators of all the present exhibits in the museum, and see the exhibits before many leave the museum in January. The museum will also host the River City Brass on December 9th for a free concert as a part of their Sounds of the Season concert series. Visit https://carnegieart.org/ to learn more.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2023-2023 Season - Program 09 - Part 1 - Dec 4, 2023

Mozart’s epic masterpiece – his Requiem – is given a fresh, theatrical flair through dramatic readings by F. Murray Abraham.  Plus, Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and “Her tears fell with the dews at even” by James MacMillan. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2023-2024 Season - Program 09 - Part 2 - Dec 4, 2023

Mozart’s epic masterpiece – his Requiem – is given a fresh, theatrical flair through dramatic readings by F. Murray Abraham.  Plus, Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and “Her tears fell with the dews at even” by James MacMillan. 

Patrick Cannon - Little Lake Theater - Dec 1, 2023

Artistic Director of Little Lake Theater, Patrick Cannon, is back to talk about Little Lake's upcoming 2024 season, Escape to the Lake, which features 10 unique shows. Starting in April of 2024, the Season of 2024 has something for everyone. From Matilda, to School House Rock, to Wait Until Dark, to Escape to Margaritaville, the 2024 season will be jam packed! Patrick also discusses Little Lake's increase in summer camps and their apprenticeships. Visit https://www.littlelake.org/ to learn more about the 2024 season.

Pittsburgh Festival Opera - Dec 1, 2023

Native of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, bass-baritone David Crawford and Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Festival Opera, Marianne Cornetti, discuss with Anna Singer their upcoming "Legends in the Limelight" concert on Friday, December 1st at the Carnegie Music Hall in Carnegie, PA. Featuring David Crawford with pianist Kate Wogoman, David will perform some Christmas music, some musical theater numbers, and some of his favorite arias. David, Marianne and Anna also talk about how their careers intertwined. Visit https://pittsburghfestivalopera.org/ to learn more about the concert and get tickets.

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