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.

2/15

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Rainer Honeck, violin

Antonin Dvorak:  Suite from Rusalka
Benjamin Britten:  Violin Concerto
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

2/22

Michael Francis, conductor
Anne Martindale Williams, cello; Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano

Mason Bates:  Alternative Energy
Jake Heggie:  The Work at Hand
Bela Bartok:  Concerto for Orchestra

3/1

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

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

3/8

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev:  Suite from Lieutenant Kije
Aaron Copland:  El Salón México
Richard Strauss:  Also Sprach Zarathustra
John Adams:  Short Ride in a Fast Machine

3/15

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Rondo in C Major
Noah Bendix-Balgley:  Fidl-Fantazye - A Klezmer Concerto
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 5

3/22

Junajo Mena, conductor
Nancy Goeres, bassoon

Claude Debussy:  Iberia from Images
David Ludwig:  Pictures from the Floating World
Alberto Ginastera:  Suite from Panambí
Alberto Ginastera:  Four Dances from Estancia
Manuel de Falla:  Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve

3/29

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Midori, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"
Felix Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto
Johannes Brahms:  Symphony No. 1

4/5

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Colin Currie, percussion

Sergei Prokofiev:  Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Suite from The Sleeping Beauty
James MacMillan:  Veni, Veni Emmanuel

4/12

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Simona Saturova, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Liang Li, bass; Nicholas Phan, tenor

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Violin Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9 "Choral"

4/19

Omer Meir Wellber, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Charles Ives:  The Unanswered Question
Kurt Weill:  Symphony No. 2
George Gershwin:  Rhapsody in Blue
Leonard Bernstein:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

4/26

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, oboe

Franz Liszt:  Piano Concerto No. 2
Gustav Mahler:  Symphony No. 1 "Titan"
Alan Fletcher:  Oboe Concerto