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.

8/19

Manfred Honeck, conductor

Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to Guillaume Tell
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 93
Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

8/26

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
Watch a concert preview with Yuja Wang

9/2

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 "Italian" (1st mvmt)
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
George Bizet: Carmen Suite
Pablo de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy
Maurice Ravel: Bolero

The Pittsburgh Symphony is on hiatus the rest of the month. Listen to the American Pianists Association Competition Tuesday nights in September.

10/7

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Antonin Dvorak:  Carnival Overture
Engelbert Humperdinck:  "Dream Pantomime" from Hansel and Gretel
Sergei Prokofiev: Suite No. 1 from Cinderella
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Sleeping Beauty
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra

10/14

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Betsy Burleigh, director
Lisette Oropesa, soprano; Andrey Nemzer, tenor; Hugh Russell, baritone

John Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner
David Stock: Symphony No. 6
Carl Orff: Carmina Burana

10/21

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
Leos Janacek: Suite from Jenufa

10/28

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture