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Leonard Slatkin - Oct 29, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews Leonard Slatkin about this weekend's (10/30/15) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts. Maestro Slatkin will conduct Conrad Tao's "Pangu," George Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F, and Strauss' "Symphonia domestica."

Conrad Tao - Oct 29, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews pianist and composer Conrad Tao. Tao performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this weekend (10/30/15) in Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F. Plus, his work "Pangu" will be performed by the PSO, under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. Tao talks about this weekend's concert, as well as his new CD.

Igudesman and Joo - Oct 29, 2015

Classical music comedians Igudesman and Joo return to Heinz Hall for a Halloween concert. They stopped by the QED Morning Show to talk about the performance.

Manfred Honeck - 9/23/15 - Oct 5, 2015

Jim Cunningham talks to Maestro Manfred Honeck about this weekend's program of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Plus, he talks about meeting the Pope and his thoughts on the previous weekend's concerts with Daniil Trifonov.

Augustine Hadelich - 9/24/15 - Oct 5, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interview PSO guest violinist Augustine Hadelich, who talks about the Brahms Violin Concerto.

Manfred Honeck Interview - Sep 22, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck on the QED Morning Show. Maestro Honeck discusses this weekend's program of Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien, and the new Piano Concerto by Daniil Trifonov.

Daniil Trifonov - Sep 22, 2015

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra guest artist Daniil Trifonov talks to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about his Piano Concerto, which will be performed the weekend of September 18-20, 2015.

Valentina Lisitsa - Jul 7, 2015

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to pianist Valentina Lisitsa about this weekend's season opening concerts in which she plays the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (September 19-21, 2014).

Andres Orozco-Estrada - Jul 7, 2015

Guest conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada talks to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about this weekends concerts at Heinz Hall (March 27-29, 2015).

PSO Horns - Jul 7, 2015

Members of the PSO Horn section talk to WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham about their performance of Schumann's Kozertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra. They'll perform it this weekend at Heinz Hall (March 27-29, 2015).


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