Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014-15

Mondays at 11:00 a.m.
  • Hosted by Jim Cunningham

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly brings one of the nation's top-ranking orchestras to classical music lovers nationwide. As indicated by the thousands of letters fans send in each season, Manfred Honeck and the PSO richly deserve their acclaim. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one thrilling concert after another!

Airs Monday, September 8 at 11 a.m. On this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa returns to Heinz Hall to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto. Orchestra favorite Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Ravel’s Rhapsodie Espagnole and Elgar’s concert overture “In the South.” Also, “Sidereus” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Jim Cunningham will host this Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, from Public Radio International.

Airs Monday, September 1 at 11 a.m. It’s a concert featuring rising stars of classical music from Pittsburgh Symphony Radio. He was named one of the young rock starts of the conducting world by the Daily Beast. Kazem Abdullah conducts Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Hindemith’s Mathis der Mahler Symphony. Nicola Benedetti takes center stage in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Jim Cunningham is your host for Pittsburgh Symphony Radio from Public Radio International.


Airs Monday, August 25 at 11 a.m.  On this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra music director Manfred Honeck will be joined on stage by soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, tenor Anthony Griffey, bass Alexander Vinogradov and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for a performance that opens with Christopher Theofanidis’ “The Gift" and concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Airs Monday, August 18 at 11 a.m.  This week on the next broadcast concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, violinist Joshua Bell will join maestro Juano Mena for a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade for Violin and Orchestra. Also on he concert Mason Bates’ Desert Transport and Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. From the archives we'll hear violinist Bronislaw Huberman's performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s ‘Victory Symphony’ from “Wellington’s Victory."

Airs Monday, August 11 at 11 a.m. Coming up on the next broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony, Jeanette Sorrell will guest conduct and will be the soloist for an all Bach program featuring all six of his Brandenburg Concerti. Join us for Jeanette Sorrell, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Bach.