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.
Airs Saturday, September 7 at 12 noon. This week on the Cleveland Orchestra James Feddeck takes the podium with bassoonist John Clouser as soloist in Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in Bb, K. 191. The concert also features the Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet by Berlioz and Ravel's Suite No. 2 from Daphnis and Chloe.
Airs Saturday, August 17 at 12 noon. On this week's concert from the Cleveland Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrreo leads the orchestra in Stravinsky's Petrouchka Ballet and Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole. Also on the program violinist William Preucil will be featured in the Violin Concerto No. 3 by Paulus.