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@theSymphony

Conductors, soloists and composers involved in making great Pittsburgh Symphony performances talk about their music.

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Voice of the Arts

Insights and anecdotes from musicians, dancers, artists, actors and directors, as well as audience response.

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Pittsburgh Symphony Radio

A complete two hour concert hosted by Jim Cunningham. Listen for interviews and features, historic recordings and the latest weekly concerts from Heinz Hall. 

Encore

Did you miss a recent live broadcast? Or do you just want to hear it again? Relive recent WQED-FM live broadcasts on the Encore podcast page. Stream full length broadcasts by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and others.

Classical Crossroads

Hosted by WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham and CMOA's Dana Bishop-Root, Artists in the World uplifts artistic voices and explores multiple histories, geographies, and current events.

Pittsburgh Symphony on Tour

Jim Cunningham reports from the PSO's domestic and international tours.

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Latest Episodes:

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 17 - Part 1 - Jan 30, 2023

Matthias Pintscher conducts Ravel favorites on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast.   You’ll hear The Mother Goose Suite and Alborada del gracioso by Ravel, along with Debussy’s La Mer.  Alexi Kenney plays the Bartok Violin Concerto. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 17 - Part 2 - Jan 30, 2023

Matthias Pintscher conducts Ravel favorites on this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast.   You’ll hear The Mother Goose Suite and Alborada del gracioso by Ravel, along with Debussy’s La Mer.  Alexi Kenney plays the Bartok Violin Concerto. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 16 - Part 1 - Jan 23, 2023

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the first of two Vienna Fest concerts featuring Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.  Till Fellner plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2022-2023 Season - Program 16 - Part 2 - Jan 23, 2023

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the first of two Vienna Fest concerts featuring Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.  Till Fellner plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Bruce Lazier - Jan 20, 2023

WQED-FM spoke with Bruce Lazier who has an event at the Carnegie Library this Saturday (21st) at 2pm. It is in the South Wing Reading Room. It is called "Sounds Upstairs: Trombasso."  It is a trio featuring him (Trombone), Phillip Van Ouse (Cimbasso) and Laura Lynn Crytzer (Trombone). 

Paul Lewis - Jan 20, 2023

Pianist Paul Lewis joins Sir Mark Elder and the Pittsburgh Symphony to make his Heinz Hall debut with Mozart’s 12th Concerto in A January 20 and 22, 2023. He describes the delights of the Mozart with Jim Cunningham in his second floor dressing room following the Thursday rehearsal. Paul became a Commander of the British Empire in 2016. He has no opinion at all about Prince Harry’s criticism of the Royal Family. Paul greatly admires his teacher Alfred Brendel, talks about his years in Liverpool, his latest recordings of Brahms and Schubert for Harmonia Mundi, first impressions of Pittsburgh and where contemporary music turns up in his repertoire which has won the highest praise for Brahms, Beethoven, Liszt, Haydn and Schubert.

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