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.

Manfred Honeck - Bartok, Liszt and Ravel - Jan 17, 2020

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director conducts his first concert of 2020 with music of Bartok, Liszt and the always popular Ravel Bolero.  He stopped by the QED Morning Show to preview this weekend's concerts.  

Seong-Jin Cho - Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 - Jan 17, 2020

Seong-Jin Cho makes his Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra debut with the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Franz Liszt.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham sat down with the pianist to talk about the piece, working with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and much more.

 

 

Karissa Shivone & Marty Bates - PSO Discovery and Drinks - Jan 10, 2020

Enjoy a casual evening of entertainment, discovery and drinks featuring live performances by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members.  The event Kicks-off Beethoven's 250th birthday year by exploring how Beethoven revolutionized music. Performances will feature a sampling of Beethoven masterpieces while exploring surprising connections between Andy Warhol and Beethoven.  The event will be held Thursday January 16th at the Andy Warhol Museum.  Cellist Karissa Shivone and Host Marty Bates stopped by the QED Morning Show to tell us more about the event.

 

 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2019-2020 Season - Program 14 - Part 1 - Jan 8, 2020

Emmanuel Krivine makes his Heinz Hall debut with the Brahms’ Haydn Variations.  Plus, hear Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with its rousing finale. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2019-2020 Season - Program 14 - Part 2 - Jan 8, 2020

Emmanuel Krivine makes his Heinz Hall debut with the Brahms’ Haydn Variations.  Plus, hear Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 with its rousing finale. 

Byron Stripling - New Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Principal Conductor - Jan 8, 2020

Byron Stripling was introduced as the new Pittsburgh Symphony Pops Principal Conductor  He stopped by the QED Morning Show this morning to talk about his plans for the Pops, his music background and much more.

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