This broadcast series, hosted by Jim Cunningham, presents concerts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra recorded at Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. Manfred Honeck has served as music director since the 2008-2009 season. The PSO has been heard on the air since radio began in Pittsburgh with early broadcasts on Pittsburgh’s KDKA in the 1920s. Its first network broadcasts appeared on NBC in 1936.
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake
Sergei Prokofiev: Suite from Romeo and Juliet
Discover Classical will broadcast the Cleveland Orchestra on Wednesdays at 8pm beginning on May 11.