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.

7/1

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor
Shai Wosner, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 6 in D Major, "Serenata notturna"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15
Bela Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

7/8

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Mason Bates: B-Sides
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Watch a concert preview with Leonard Slatkin

7/15

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor and harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Six Brandenburg Concertos
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7/22

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Betsy Burleigh, choral director
Angela Meade, soprano; Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano;
Anthony Griffey, tenor; Alexander Vinogradov, bass

Christopher Theofanidis: The Gift
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy"

7/29

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
Mason Bates: Desert Transport

Leonard Bernstein: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Watch a concert preview with Juanjo Mena

8/5

Kazem Abdullah, conductor
Nicola Benedetti, violin

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture
Paul Hindemith: Mathis der Maler, Symphony
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Watch a concert preview with Kazem Abdullah

8/12

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Valentina Lisitsa, piano

Osvaldo Golijov: Sidereus
Edvard Grieg: Piano Concerto
Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole
Edward Elgar: In the South, "Alassio"
Watch a concert preview with Valentina Lisitsa

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