Pittsburgh Symphony
Tuesdays @ 8PM

The Pittsburgh Symphony has been heard on the radio since radio began in Pittsburgh with early broadcasts on Pittsburgh’s KDKA in the 1920s. Its first network broadcasts appeared on the NBC Blue network in 1936. Today WQED is the official voice of the Pittsburgh Symphony. The station has broadcast weekly Pittsburgh Symphony concerts since 1974, and Jim Cunningham has been the host since 1980.

1/13

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

Alfredo Casella: Symphonic Fragments from La donna serpente
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2

1/20

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra
Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony

1/27

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Michel Camilo, piano

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Michel Camilo: Piano Concerto No. 2, "Tenerife"
Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique
Maurice Ravel: Bolero

2/3

Donald Runnicles, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Nancy Galbraith: Euphonic Blues
Felix Mendelssohn:  Piano Concerto No. 1
Richard Wagner: Orchestral Highlights from Der Ring des Nibelungen

2/10

Juraj Valcuha, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

Christopher Rouse: Supplica
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Claude Debussy: La Mer
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

2/17

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor
Pepe Romero, guitar

Isaac Albeniz: Suite Espanola
Joaquin Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Lorenzo Paloma: Nocturnos de Andalucia
Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat

2/24

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Robert Levin, piano
William Caballero, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Concerto No. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter"

3/3

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Sunhae Im, soprano; Lucas Meachem, baritone;

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Selections from the Mass in C Major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Laudate Dominum" from Vesperae de confessore
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Allelujah" from Exsultate, jubilate
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Selections from the Requiem in D minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Highlights from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro, and Don Giovanni

3/10

Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Ye-Eun Choi, violin

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Chaconne from Idomeneo
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103

3/17

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9

 

3/24

Michael Stern, conductor

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan
Leonard Bernstein: Fancy Free Ballet
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
George Gershwin: An American in Paris

3/31

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Richard Strauss: Don Juan
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss: Suite from Elektra