Airs Monday, February 9, at 11 a.m. This week from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra it’s a concert of Debussy, Ravel, and Mendelssohn.  Juraj Valcuha conducts Debussy’s La Mer and Ravel’s La Valse.  Violinist Stefan Jackiw will then join the orchestra for the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and there’s a world premiere of Supplica by Christopher Rouse.  Jim Cunningham will host the broadcast by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from Public Radio International.

Airs Monday, January 2, at 11 a.m. This week on the next concert from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles conducts and is joined by pianist Stephen Hough who performs the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also features Euphonic Blues by Nancy Galbraith and orchestral highlights from Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungen. Jim Cunningham is your host for the next concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Airs Thursday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Some historians believe that the origins of the string quartet can be traced back to the Baroque trio sonata, in which two solo instruments performed with a continuo section consisting of a bass instrument and a keyboard. Others suggest that the widespread practice of playing works written for string orchestra with just four players, covering the bass part with cello alone, helped formulate the idea of the string quartet. But everyone agrees that the string quartet rose to prominence through the work of Joseph Haydn, and that ever since, the string quartet has been prestigious, and considered a true test of a composer's art. In this program, we listen to string quartets by Haydn, Mozart and Mendelssohn, performed by the Miami String Quartet at the 2013 Savannah Music Festival.

Airs Monday, October 27 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, Concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley performs the Bruch Scottish Fantasy.  Plus, Nikolaj Znaider conducts Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn. Jim Cunningham will host this Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast.

Airs Monday, March 24 at 11 a.m. Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra each Monday morning at 11 a.m. The open concert for the season features conductor Manfred Honeck who will be joined by pianist Lang Lang for the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Franz Listz as well as Chopin’s Etude No. 5, Op. 10. The concert will also showcase Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to “Forza del Destino;”  Felix Mendelssohn’s Scherzo from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream;”  Richard Wagner’s Overture to “Tannhauser;” Igor Stravinksy’s Danse Infernale from “The Firebird;” and Lu Wencheng’s “Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake.” Join us for a new season of concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony each Monday morning at 11 a.m. on Red River Radio.