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.


Michael Stern, conductor

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: The Pleasure-Dome of Kubla Khan
Leonard Bernstein: Fancy Free Ballet
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
George Gershwin: An American in Paris


Manfred Honeck, conductor

Richard Strauss: Don Juan
Richard Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss: Suite from Elektra