Nikki Porter - Oct 19, 2022
Nikki Porter, Head of Staff and Minister of Music at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, leads the Unity Choir in "Lift Every Voice and Sing" - Saturday October 22 at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony. She tells her story to Jim Cunningham and suggests the spirit will move you downtown on Saturday evening. Kellen Gray conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the fourth Lift Every Voice concert! After more than two years, back together in Heinz Hall to experience music’s power to bring us forward. Kendra Ross and Garfield Lemonius host this one-night-only celebration of dynamic contemporary artists, including the world premiere of As I Please, a multimedia work by composer Kathryn Bostic, filmmaker Njaimeh Njie, and writer Jessica Lanay, commissioned by the PSO.
Josh Jones, alumnus of the Paul J. Ross Fellowship program, makes his PSO solo debut performing Vivaldi’s Concerto for Piccolo on marimba, Jasiri X makes his solo debut performing the Academy and Grammy Award-winning "Glory" from the movie Selma, Jessie Montgomery’s Strum for String Orchestra musically animates the mural "Playing the Cosmic Strings" by local artists Mikael Owunna and Marques Redd.
Augustin Hadelich - October 14, 2022 Intermission Interview - Oct 14, 2022
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham speaks with violinist Augustin Hadelich after he performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during our live broadcast on October 14, 2022.
Suzanne Perrino - October 14, 2022 Intermission Interview - Oct 14, 2022
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham speaks with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Executive Vice-President of Learning and Community Engagement during our live broadcast on October 14, 2022.
Juraj Valcuha - October 14, 2022 Intermission Interview - Oct 14, 2022
WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham speaks with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Juraj Valcuha after the concert on our live broadcast from October 14, 2022.
Moon Doh - Radical Days Concert - Oct 10, 2022
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Moon Doh presents the orchestra's Free Radical Days concert at Heinz Hall on Tuesday October 11th, 7:30pm. While on the European Tour, Jim Cunningham asked Maestro Doh about the pieces on the Radical Days concert.
Fabien Gabel - Oct 7, 2022
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Guest Conductor Fabien Gabel spoke to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about this weekend's concerts with music by Ravel, Moussa, Chausson, and Stravinsky.
Karen Gomyo - Oct 7, 2022
This weekend's Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts feature violinist Karen Gomyo playing Chausson's Poeme for Violin and Orchestra, as well as the US Premiere of the Violin Concerto by Samy Moussa. Karen spoke to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about the pieces.