Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports daily at 8:30 am and 5:30 pm from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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Chad Winkler talks about their Frankfurt Concert - May 25, 2016

Jim Cunningham files a live report immediately after the concert in Frankfurt. PSO trumpet Chad Winkler talks to Jim about the concert, the busy travel schedule, and how he is looking forward to the concerts in Vienna.

A Visit to Terezin - May 24, 2016

Jim Cunningham reports live from Terezin, in the Czech Republic. It was an off day for the orchestra, so many musicians toured Terezin. The Clairon Quartet, which is made up of members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra are playing a concert at Terezin as well. Jim Cunningham talked to Penny Brill, Paul Silver and his daughter Sarah Silver about the tour of Terezin.

Music at Terezin - May 24, 2016

Jim Cunningham talks to Tatjana Mead Chamis and Jennifer Orchard, who performed a short concert of music by composers who were at the Terezin concentration camp.

On the bus from Berlin to Dresden - May 23, 2016

Jim Cunningham reports from the bus as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra makes it's way from Berlin to Dresden. Robert Lauver talks about the concert that took place last night at the Berlin Philharmonie and what they can expect in Dresden.

A recap of the Berlin Concert - May 23, 2016

Jim Cunningham talks to Kent and Michelle Logsdon about the Berlin concert. Kent is Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Berlin. He's also a native of Sewickley. They both loved the concert and said the Berlin audience was impressed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Manfred Honeck talks about performing at the Philharmonie, working with Herbert van Karajan, and Karajan's secret door!

Andres Franco and Clarinetist Victoria Luperi - May 20, 2016

It's an off day in Hannover, so Jim Cunningham caught up with PSO Assistant Conductor Andres Franco and his wife, clarinetist Victoria Luperi to talk about the start of the tour and their responsibilities while on tour.

John Karapandi and Rich Aversa in Hannover - May 20, 2016

How do all of the instruments of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra get from Pittsburgh to Europe, and then from each concert hall - on time and in one piece?? That responsibility falls to the stage crew. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talked to two of the crew members, John Karapandi and Rich Aversa in Hannover, Germany.

Interview with Declan McGovern - May 19, 2016

With the orchestra just arriving in Hannover, WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham talks to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Vice President of Operations and General Manager Declan McGovern about starting the tour in Hannover, Germany.

A Conversation with Micah Howard - May 19, 2016

The members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have all arrived in Hannover in preparation for their first concert of the tour on Friday night. Jim Cunningham has a conversation with bass Micah Howard about the tour.

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