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Manfred Honeck - Berlioz and Beethoven - Jun 13, 2018

Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck talks about his weekend with Yo-Yo Ma and Yuho Pohjonen playing Beethoven, plus an honor he received for this 10th Anniversary, as well as how nice it is to have his son Simeon and his wife Christiane in town.  He also describes the joy of working with Emanuel Ax and presenting the Berlioz Te Deum with two choirs, organ and soloist for the first time ever to wrap up the Mellon Grand Classics Season June 15th through 17th at Heinz Hall.

Yo-Yo Ma - Jun 11, 2018

Yo-Yo Ma talks with Jim Cunningham about his Saturday June 9th, 2018 concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto. He mentions his years of work with  the orchestra and remembers his friendship with Fred Rogers plus he shares his thoughts about a trip to Braddock Pa as part of the Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America project.

Andres Franco - May 30, 2018

Pittsburgh Symphony Resident Conductor Andres Franco updates us some of his summer concerts including the May 31st concert in Wilkinsburg.

Augustine Hadelich - May 18, 2018

Augustine Hadelich returns to Heinz Hall with the Dvorak Violin Concerto. He fills us in on what it’s like to be the Musical America Musician of the Year 2018, explains why he loves the Dvorak, says he loves the music of Thomas Ades, and suggests what a perfect day at Chautauqua, New York might be like as he made his American debut there and has returned eight times.

Cristian Macelaru - May 18, 2018

The Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival, Romanian born Cristian Macelaru, makes his debut with his fellow countryman Georges Enesco and the First Romanian Rhapsody, the Dvorak Violin Concerto with Augustine Hadelich, and the Copland Symphony No. 3. Maestro Macelaru talks about all three favorites and his youth in communist Romania.

Erin Lynn - Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - May 1, 2018

Erin Lynn, Director of Sales for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, fills us in on the new Young Professionals Club.  

Manfred Honeck - Verdi's Requiem - Apr 25, 2018

This weekend, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs Verdi's Requiem at Heinz Hall.  Music Director Manfred Honeck talks with Jim Cunningham about the work, along with other topics, including his conducting of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Side by Side concert earlier in the week.

 

 

Manfred Honeck - Brahms, Stucky and Tchaikovsky - Apr 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck joined the QED Morning Show to talk about this weekend's concerts with Steven Stucky's "Silent Spring", Brahms' Symphony No. 4 and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with soloist James Ehnes.   

Bernard Labadie and Jan Lisiecki - Apr 6, 2018

Conductor Bernard Labadie and pianist Jan Lisiecki discuss their debut program with the Pittsburgh Symphony including Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, the Rigel Symphony No 4 and the Haydn Symphony No 98. Both fill us in on their Canadian origins and Maestro Labadie describes his amazing return to active musical life following a battle with lymphoma.

Sir Mark Elder - Mar 28, 2018

The British conductor who leads the Halle Orchestra talks about his career, his knighting by the Queen lunch with Prince Charles and his love for Sir Edward Elgar’s Music and the First Symphony which he conducted with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

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