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.

11/23

Manfred Honeck, conductor
All-University Choir
Emanuel Ax, piano

Johannes Brahms:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Carl Orff:  "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana
Leonard Bernstein:  Chichester Psalms
Giuseppe Verdi:  Overture to La Forza del Destino
Arrigo Boito:  No. 4 Final Psalmody from the Prologue to Mefistofele

11/30

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Lars Vogt, piano

Anton Bruckner:  Symphony No. 9
Robert Schumann:  Piano Concerto

12/7

Lawrence Loh and Andre Previn, conductors

The Ultimate Oscars: film music by John Williams, Miklos Rosza, Erik Wolfgang Korngold and Bernard Herrmann

12/14

Jeanette Sorrell, conductor/harpsichord
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin; Jennifer Ross, violin; Lorna McGhee, flute; Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; David Premo, cello; Jeffrey Turner, bass; John Moore; bass

Johann Sebastian Bach:  Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Orchestral Suite No. 2
Antonio Vivaldi:  Concerto for Two Cellos in G minor
Georg Philipp Telemann:  Sinfonia in G Major "Grillen-Symphonie"
Johann Sebastian Bach:  Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin and String Orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi (arr. Sorrell):  Concerto for Two Violins "La Follia"

12/21

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Sergei Rachmaninov (arr. Carpenter):  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dmitri Shostakovich:  Symphony No. 10

12/28

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Simone Porter, violin

Samuel Barber:  Overture to School of Scandal
Samuel Barber:  Adagio for Strings
Samuel Barber:  Violin Concerto
John Williams:  Sound the Bells
Leonard Slatkin:  Kinah
George Gershwin:  Porgy and Bess:  A Symphonic Picture

1/4

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe

Hector Berlioz:  Roman Carnival Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Oboe Concerto
Ennio Morricone:  "Gabriel's Oboe" from The Mission
Ottonino Respighi:  Fountains of Rome
Nino Rota:  Symphony No. 3

1/11

Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor

Robert Schumann:  Konzertstück in F Major for Four Horns and Orchestra
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 1
Mason Bates: The Rise of Exotic Computing

1/18

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Franz Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 93
Franz Liszt:  Piano Concerto No. 1
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 4

1/25

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Sam Helfrich, director

Franz Joseph Haydn:  The Creation