Airs Monday, August 4 at 11 a.m. Pianist Emanuel Ax will be the solosit on this week's broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony. He will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. Leonard Slatkin will conduct a program that also features B-Sides, new music by Mason Bates and Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.
Airs Monday, July 28 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony pianist Shai Wosner will join maestro Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos for a performance of Mozart's wonderful Piano Concerto No. 15 and then Mr. Wosner will give us a delightful rendition of Franz Schubert’s Hungarian Melody. The concert will open with Mozart’s Serenade No. 6 in D Major, The "Serenata notturna," and we'll also hear Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and from the archives we'll remember Fritz Reiner leading the orchestra in Bela Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra, (Movement 4).
Airs Monday, July 7 at 11 a.m. This week on our broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Michael Francis will lead the orchestra in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Bedrich Smetena’s “Sarka,” No. 3 from Ma vlast. Violinist Christian Tetzlaff will join the orchestra for Antonin Dvorak’s Violin Concerto followed by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E Major and the largo from Bach’s Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005. We'll also hear Leos Janaceck’s Taras Bulba.
Airs Saturday, July 5 at 12 noon. This week we present the final performance from the Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014 season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito (in Italian) featuring Matthew Polenzani as Tito with Joyce DiDonato as Sesto, Amanda Majeski as Vitellia, Cecelia Hall as Anno, Emily Birsan as Servilia, and Christian Van Horn as Publio. Sir David McVicar directs and Sir Andrew Davis will lead the cast, Orchestra and Chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in this performance.
Airs Monday, June 2 at 11 a.m. This week on our broadcast concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Arild Remmereit will lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams” and George Walker’s Sinfonia No. 4, “Strands.” Violinist Gil Shaham will be the guest solosit for a performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, the “Turkish” concerto.