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Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak. Holding Pittsburgh together

Gumbands: A Podcast with Rick Sebak

GUMBANDS is a podcast about Pittsburgh, its people, its history, its neighborhoods, its small businesses, its food, its charms, its stories, and many of its surprises.

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@ the Symphony

Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 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.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

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.

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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.

Artists in the World

Artists in the World

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.

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Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

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

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Latest Podcast Episodes

March 4, 2024

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio – 2023-2024 Season – Program 22 – Part 2

Young Korean superstar Bomsori makes her Heinz Hall debut in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. James Gaffigan conducts Ravel’s “La Valse” and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.”

March 4, 2024

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio – 2023-2024 Season – Program 22 – Part 1

Young Korean superstar Bomsori makes her Heinz Hall debut in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. James Gaffigan conducts Ravel’s “La Valse” and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.”

March 1, 2024

Lenny Young – Music at Third

Trio Sine Nomine (violinist Lydia Choorapuzha, violist Warren Davidson, and cellist Adam Liu) present a concert titled “Spirituals and Serenades”, featuring music by Adolphus Hailstork, W. A. Mozart and Erno von Dohnanyi. The concert takes place on Saturday March 2nd, 7pm at Third Presbyterian Church. Lenny Young stopped by the QED Morning Show to chat with Jim Cunningham about the concert.

February 29, 2024

Walter Morales and Gretchen van Hoesen – Edgewood Symphony Orchestra

Pittsburgh Symphony Principal harp Gretchen van Hoesen joins Edgewood Symphony Conductor Walter Morales and Jim Cunningham to discuss their concert “Songs of the Night and the Sea,” March 2nd, 7:30pm at the Katz Performing Arts Center of the JCC in Squirrel Hill. Gretchen plays the Morceau de Concert with music by Augusta Holmes, Lilli Boulanger and Debussy’s la Mer. Note—the March 2nd date is a change from the original date, which was necessary after the season brochure was printed.

February 29, 2024

Susan Medley – Pittsburgh Concert Chorale

Music Director of the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, Susan Medley, discusses the choir’s upcoming performance of Faure’s Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms this Saturday, March 2nd at 7:30pm at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, and Sunday, March 3rd at 4pm at Ingomar United Methodist Church. Susan and Anna Singer discuss Faure’s “lullaby of death” and how it became a favorite of Susan’s after her father’s death. They discuss how Bernstein’s Chichester Pslams pairs well with the Requiem and the unique instrumentation that will be present for both. Susan also talks about her upcoming appearance as a guest conductor for the Washington Symphony Orchestra. Visit pccsing.org/classicalconcert to find tickets and learn more.”

February 29, 2024

Daniel Singer – Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents 2 FREE concerts on Saturday March 9th, Westminster Presbyterian Church and Sunday March 10th at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. WQED-FM’s Jim Cunningham spoke to the choir’s new Music Director Daniel Singer about the concert titled “Coming Home”, how he came up with the program, his role with the Mendelssohn and more.

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