Airs Monday, April 6, at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio concert It’s an all-American concert with Michael Stern conducting The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn by Charles Griffes; Leonard Bernstein’s Fancy Free Ballet; Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring; and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Jim Cunningham will host.
Airs Saturday, October 12 at 2 p.m. This week on the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival we present a Selection of Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini; the world premiere of Snow and Snow for Clarinet, Viola & Piano by Helen Grime; the Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67 by Amy Beach featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott and the Orion String Quartet; and George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm with pianist Kirill Gerstein.
Airs Monday, February 11 at 11 a.m. Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in this opening concert which begins with John Stafford Smith’s arrangement of “The Star Spangled Banner,” followed by Steven Stucky’s “Dreamwaltzes. Then pianist Rudolf Buchbinder takes the stage for Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F and the concert concludes with Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Jim Cunningham is your host, for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts.
Airs Thursday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. The music of George Gershwin played on piano by Sebastian Knauer as written on the page, and by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts improvisationally. Performed at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts during Savannah Music Festival. While it is often said that George Gershwin was ahead of his time, the fact remains that he created music in his time, and at his time. On this episode, hear a range of piano music performed at a concert during the Savannah Music Festival called "Gershwin Songbook." The program included both popular songs and concertos, some of it played as written on the sheet music by classical pianist Sebastian Knauer, and other works improvised on the spot by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts.