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Reaction from the Lucerne Festival Concert - Sep 6, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham calls in from a post-concert reception in Lucerne after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performance at the Lucerne Festival.  He is joined by Manfred Honeck's Manager, Lothar Schacke, who talks about the concert in Lucerne and how he first got to know Maestro Honeck.  

Leaving for Lucerne - Sep 5, 2017

After a successful concert at the BBC Proms, WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham checks in with Anna Singer from Heathrow Airport.   The orchestra was getting ready to board a flight to Lucerne.   Jim talks about the BBC Proms concert and Principal Bass Jeffrey Turner stopped by to chat about the tour.  Plus, Anne Sophie Mutter talks about her BBC Proms performance of the Dvorak Violin Concerto, and hear the finale of the Mahler Symphony No. 1 with the Pittsburgh Symphony, as heard on the BBC radio broadcast.

 

The Orchestra in Lucerne - Sep 5, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra arrived safe and sound from London to Lucerne.  Tomorrow evening they perform at the Lucerne Festival in a program of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.   WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham checks in to talk about the sights of the famous Swiss city and to preview the orchestra's concert Wednesday night.  You also hear from Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference, who talks about what a great ambassador the Pittsburgh Symphony is for the city of Pittsburgh, along with Mrs. Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, who was at the BBC Proms concert.  

 

 

Afternoon Tea in London - Sep 4, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham is joined by Pittsburgh Symphony Ochestra Music Director Manfred Honeck in this report from London.   

Afternoon Tea in London - Sep 4, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham is joined by Pittsburgh Symphony Ochestra Music Director Manfred Honeck in this report from London.   

Reaction from the BBC Proms - Sep 4, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham reports in after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall.   David Pickard, Director of the BBC Proms, explains how he's never seen the Pittsburgh Symphony live, so he was looking forward to the concert.  You also hear from PSO Principal Oboe Nancy Goeres about the tour and she explains how much fun it is to play at the BBC Proms.

 

 

On a Tour Bus in London - Sep 3, 2017

Fresh from seeing the castle in Downton Abbey, WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham calls in with a report from a sightseeing tour bus.  The orchestra had a day off in London and several members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra took the tour of the castle seen by many PBS viewers.   

A Live Report from Heathrow! - Sep 2, 2017

After a delayed flight from Austria - WQED-FM's Jim Cunnigham checks in from the passport line at Heathrow Airport in London!   We hear from the Grafenegg Festival Artistic Director Rudolf Buchbinder, as well as from Manfred Honeck and his brother Rainer, who was the soloist in the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in the Orchestra's Friday night Grafenegg Festival concert.   

On the bus to Rehearsal - Sep 1, 2017

Jim Cunningham checks in on the way to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's rehearsal at Grafenegg.  He talks to some members of the orchestra and you'll also hear baritone Matthias Goerne talk about working with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The Final Night in Grafenegg - Sep 1, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra played their 2nd and final concert at the Grafenegg Festival with a program featuring John Adams' Lollapolooza, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and Mozart's 3rd Violin Concerto with Manfred Honeck's brother Rainer as soloist.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham gives a recap of the concert.   Plus, you'll hear from Music Director Manfred Honeck who talks about performing at the Grafenegg Festival and enthusiastic response from concertgoers and the press.

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