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 26 at 11 a.m. This week on our Pittsburgh Symphony radio broadcast Leonard Slatkin conducts music by Ravel, including the Bolero and his Pavane. Then Michel Camilo performs his own Piano Concerto No. 2, and you’ll hear the Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas. Jim Cunningham will host the next concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony from Public Radio International.
Airs Monday, September 8 at 11 a.m. On this week’s Pittsburgh Symphony Radio broadcast, YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa returns to Heinz Hall to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto. Orchestra favorite Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts Ravel’s Rhapsodie Espagnole and Elgar’s concert overture “In the South.” Also, “Sidereus” by Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov. Jim Cunningham will host this Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, from Public Radio International.
ByKermit Poling & Michael Butterman & Simone Dinnerstein & Philip Lasser
Aired Friday, May 2 at 11 a.m. Kermit Poling spoke with pianist Simone Dinnersten, composer Philip Lasser, and music director/conductor Michael Betterman about the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra's season finale and chamber concerts this weekend. Works to be performed are Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Philip Lasser's Piano Concerto subtitled The Circle and the Child, and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Sunday's chamber concert features J.S. Bach's Two Part Inventions; excerpts from J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations Arr. for string trio; and J.S.
Airs Thursday at 1 p.m. Carnegie Hall has announced that tonight’s concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra has been cancelled due to a strike by the IATSE/Local One stagehands. However, we will bring you an encore performance from last season featuring maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin who will lead the orchestra in La Valse by Ravel and The Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich.