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.

9/19

Kryzysztof Urbanski, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Overture to Egmont
Max Bruch:  Violin Concerto No. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 5

9/26

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

James MacMillan:  Larghetto
Robert Schumann:  Cello Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

10/3

Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor

Bela Bartok:  Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 9 "The Great"

10/10

Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Randolph Kelly, viola

Modest Mussorgsky:  Pictures at an Exhibition
Nicolo Paganini:  Sonata per la Grand Viola
Maurice Ravel:  Mother Goose Suite

10/17

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Richard Strauss:  Don Juan
Richard Wagner:  Overture to Tannhauser
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 5

10/24

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Rachele Gilmore, soprano;  Andrey Nemzer, countertenor;  Werner Gura, tenor;  Alexander Elliott, bass
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Matthew Mehaffey, director

George Frideric Handel:  Messiah

10/31

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Noa Wildschut, violin

Ernest Chausson:  Poeme
Maurice Ravel:  Tzigane
Favorite Strauss family waltzes and polkas