Prokofiev

Airs Saturday, August 24 at 12 noon.  This week on the Cleveland Orchestra guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda is joined on stage by Massimo La Rosa on trombone for a performance of Nino Rota's Trombone Concerto. Also on the program Rachmaninoff's The Isle of the Dead and the Symphony No. 6 by Prokofiev as well as an archival performance of Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

Air Tuesday, August 13 at 11 a.m.
The concert, which took place on May 2, 2013, marked the opening of one of the largest and most acclaimed performing arts centers in the world. The program features Valery Gergiev conducting the Mariinsky Orchestra and a host of renowned vocalists and instrumentalists including Anna Netrebco, Plácido Domingo, René Pape, Denis Matsuev, Leonidas Kavakos, the Mariinsky Children’s Chorus and many others and also features exclusive interviews gathered by producers with Gergiev and other key figures behind the creation of this celebrated new theater.

Airs Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. Leonard Slatkin takes the podium this week for Prokofiev’s Suite from Cinderella and Steven Stucky’s Son et lumiere. Pianist Stephen Hough joines maestro Slatkin on stage for Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Egyptian.”

Airs Monday, April 8 at 11 a.m. This week's Pittsburgh Symphony concert features Christoph Koning who makes his Heinz Hall debut with the Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 and the Brahms Second Symphony . Pianist Gabriela Montero, who trained at the Royal Academy of Music and is known for her incredible improvisations, returns to Heinz Hall to perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. 

Airs Monday, March 4 at 11 a.m. Xian Zhang leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the third concert of the season and he is joined by violinist Xiang Yu for Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Also on the concert, Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Steven Stucky’s Radical Light, plus from the archives we'll hear pianist Lang Lang in Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini."

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