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.

11/4

Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

11/11

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor
Arabella Steinbacher, violin

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

11/18

Charles Dutoit, conductor
Jessye Norman, soprano

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

11/25

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"

12/2

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Strauss Waltzes and Polkas

12/9

Christoph Konig, conductor
Hila Plitman, soprano

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 22, "The Philospher"
Richard Danielpour: Darkness in the Ancient Valley
Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

12/16

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Helene Grimaud, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (orch. Stokowski): Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

12/23

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Betsy Burleigh, director

Burke/Jang/Rosenblum/Vali/Williams: The Elements
Gustav Holst: The Planets

12/30

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Betsy Burleigh, conductor
Lisa Saffer, soprano; Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano; Philippe Castagner, tenor; Sanford Sylvan, bass

George Frideric Handel: Messiah