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.

10/13

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Lang Lang and Maxim Lando, piano

Bedrich Smetana: Dance of the Comedians and Polka from The Bartered Bride
John Adams: The Chairman Dances
Emmanuel Chabrier: Espana
Dmitri Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra
Camille Saint-Saens: Aquarium from The Carnival of the Animals
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Leonard Bernstein: America from West Side Story
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue

10/20

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Leos Janacek: Sinfonietta

10/27

Christoph Konig, conductor
Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

Modest Mussorgsky: Scherzo
Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

11/3

Mark Elder, conductor
Anne Martindale Williams, cello

Edward Elgar:  Symphony No. 1, Op. 55
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky:  Variations on a Rococo Theme
Richard Strauss:  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

11/10

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Matthew Mehaffey, director

Giuseppe Verdi:  Requiem

11/17

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano

Henri-Joseph Rigel:  Symphonie No. 4 in C minor, Op. 12
Ludwig van Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Joseph Haydn:  Symphony No. 98 in B-flat Major

11/24

Manfred Honeck, conductor
Lorna McGhee, flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:  Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313
Franz Schubert:  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 "Great"