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, June 23 at 11 a.m. This week on the next broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony, Mariss Jansons will lead the orchestra in works by Schubert and Brahms. The concert opens with Schubert’s Overture in C Major “In the Italian Style,” and then we'll hear the Symphony No. 3 by Brahms and we close by returning to Schubert for his Symphony No. 9. We'll also hear some archival recordings featuring violinist Sidney Harth joined by pianist Harry Franklin for Richard Strauss’ Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 for Violin and Piano.
Airs Monday, November 4 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas takes the podium once again and will be joined by Gil Shaham for a performance of the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 by Brahms. The concert opens with the Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin by Wagner and also features Schoenberg's arrangement of the Brahms Piano Quartet no. 1 in g, op. 25 and the Variations on a Theme of Haydn by Brahms to close out the program.
Airs Monday, October 7 at 11 a.m. On this week's concert by the San Francisco Symphony, soprano Jane Archibald and bass-baritone Kyle Ketelsen join the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. The concert opens with Ich bin ein rechter Weinstock by Heinrich Schutz and also features Five Pieces for Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg.
Aired Friday, September 20 at 11:00 p.m. Kermit Poling spoke with music director Michael Butterman and violinist Jennifer Koh about the opening concert in the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's new season. The concert features Sibelius' Finlandia and his Violin Concerto as well as the Symphony No. 1 by Brahms.