Pittsburgh Symphony
Wednesdays @ 8PM

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.

1/27

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Betsy Burleigh, director
Christina Landshamer, soprano;  Robin Blaze, counter-tenor;  Paul Appleby, tenor;  Paul Armin Edelmann, baritone

George Frideric Handel:  Messiah

2/3

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Lars Vogt, piano

Franz Schmidt:  Intermezzo from Notre Dame
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Piano Concerto No. 21
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Gypsy Baron Overture
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Die Libelle, Polka Mazurka
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Furioso Polka
Josef Strauss: Austrian Village Swallows Polka
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Auf der jagd (Hunting) Polka
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Im Krapfenwaldi
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Bauern Polka
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Thunder and Lightning Polka
Johann Strauss, Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Radetzky March

2/10

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Lorna McGhee, flute

Edvard Grieg:  Excerpts from Peer Gynt
Carl Nielsen:  Flute Concerto
Jean Sibelius:  Symphony No. 5

2/17

Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Betsy Burleigh, director
Nicola Benedetti, violin

Sergei Rachmaninov:  The Isle of the Dead
Karol Szymanowski:  Violin Concerto No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninov:  Symphony No. 3

2/24

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 7

3/2

Christoph König, conductor
Tim Fain, violin

Ottorino Respighi:  Overture to Belfagor
Philip Glass:  Violin Concerto No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 6

3/9

James Gaffigan, conductor
Gabriela Montero, piano

Mason Bates:  White Lies for Lomax
Maurice Ravel:  Piano Concerto in G
Richard Wagner:  Good Friday Spell from Parsifal
Felix Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"

3/16

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Denis Kozhuhkin, piano

Sergei Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto No. 3
Gioachino Rossini:  Overture to William Tell
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 2

3/23

Krzysztof Urbanski, conductor
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

Sergei Prokofiev:  Russian Overture
Aram Khachaturian:  Violin Concerto
Modest Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel):  Pictures at an Exhibition

3/30

Juraj Valchua, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello

Richard Wagner:  Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Antonin Dvorak:  Cello Concerto
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Georges Bizet: Excerpts from Carmen