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.


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

Watch a video preview featuring principle percussionist Andrew Reamer.


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

Watch a video preview featuring pianist Yulianna Avdeeva.


Nikolaj Znaider, conductor
Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin

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

Watch a video preview featuring violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley.


Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2


Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Leonardo Balada: Symphony No. 6
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade


Charles Dutoit, conductor
Jessye Norman, soprano

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances


Manfred Honeck, conductor
The Tallis Scholars

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Dum complerentur;  Surrexit pastor bonus;  Ave Maria;  Versa est in luctum
Anton Bruckner: Locus iste;  Ave Maria
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, "Romantic"