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Behzod Abduraimov - Jun 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra guest pianist Behzod Abduraimov shares his thoughts about the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 which he plays for his Heinz Hall debut. He recalls his journey from Tashkent to Kansas City where he’s lived the last ten years, what it’s like there and in his native Tashkent where he attended the same school as Yefim Bronfman. He talks about his recordings including the  Tchaikovsky with Juraj Valcuha and  a suggestion of what to try when in Tashkent—don’t miss the rice pilaf!

Manfred Honeck - Jun 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's performances of Mahler's 2nd Symphony.

 

Maximilian Hornung - May 17, 2017

Cellist Maximilian Hornung makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony in Richard Strauss Don Quixote. Born in Augsburg Germany he has played with the Bavarian Radio Symphony for four years working with Mariss Jansons.

Stephen Kostyniak - May 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Associate Principal Horn Stephen Kostyniak appears for the grand finale of Music 101 at Heinz Hall in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms - Wednesday May 17th, 12:30pm playing the horn and revealing all the secrets.

Neil Sedaka - May 1, 2017

This Mother's Day Weekend, Neil Sedaka joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a concert filled with is hits!   WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to the legendary singer about his amazing career, as well as his experiences in Pittsburgh.

 

 

Manfred Honeck - Apr 27, 2017

Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts with features an all Piano Concerto concert with Rudolf Buchbinder on Friday night and a Bruckner's 8th Symphony on Sunday.  

 

 

Andres Franco - Apr 27, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony presents the Audience of the Future Side by Side concert with Andres France conducting Tuesday May 16 at 7 pm at Heinz Hall. Chartiers Valley High School senior Devin Moore joins Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts High School senior Jim Cunningham IV to play the Max Bruch Double Concerto in e minor for violin and viola along with Bizet: Suite from L’Arlesienne, Suite from the Firebird by Stravinsky, Jennifer Higdon’s Machine, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Hoedown from Rodeo, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and a Symphonic Dance from West Side Story by Bernstein. The student planned concert is organized with the theme of immigrants and their contribution to music. Maestro Franco will tell his story of coming to America from Colombia.  Everyone gets ice cream after the concert with the Shaler High School Jazz band in the lobby and a chance to get your picture taken with the Maestro.

Manfred Honeck - Apr 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts which begins a 2 week Vienna Festival.

Lionel Bringuier - Apr 2, 2017

Guest Conductor Lionel Bringuier conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestera in Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhbition this weekend at Heinz Hall.  

 

 

Andres Franco - Mar 21, 2017

Andres Franco, Pittsburgh Symphony Assistant Conductor, will lead the 14th annual Music for Wilkinsburg concert at the High School in Wilkinsburg on Thursday March 23 at 7pm. Maestro Franco invites you to enjoy an all hits concert with soloists including Jeremy Black in the Vivaldi Spring Concerto and Spring by Piazzola. Copland’s Appalachian Spring adds to the theme of the new season. Anne Martindale Williams plays the Swan from Carnival of the Animals accompanied by Gretchen van Hoesen. Tickets are $10, $5 for Students.

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