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Saturday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Enjoy a lively, exciting performance of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra each week from the comfort of your living room. Host Jim Cunningham and acclaimed Music Director Manfred Honeck bring you the symphonic works of Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and more with help from world-class soloists.

Program Schedule
June 21, 2014
Bates, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky

Michael Rusinek-150Bates: Mothership
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Michael Rusinek, clarinet
June 14, 2014
Willi, Beethoven, and Mozart

Manfred HoneckWilli: ABBA-MA (Echo of Peace)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Mozart: Requiem, Mozart's Death in Words and Music

Manfred Honeck, conductor; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin; Adrianna Kucerova, soprano; Gerhild Romberger, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Liang Li, bass; F. Murray Abraham, narrator; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

 

June 7, 2014
Eyerly, Schumann, and Rachmaninoff
Leonard Slatkin-75EYERLY: Arlington Sons
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 3
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Olga Kern, piano; David Pittsinger, bass-baritone; Richard Pittsinger, boy soprano
May 31, 2014
Smith, Strauss, and Dvorak
Thomas HampsonSMITH: The Star Spangled Banner 
STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1
STRAUSS: Orchestral Songs
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9
Manfred Honeck, conductor; William Caballero, horn; Thomas Hampson, baritone
May 31, 2014
Smith, Strauss, and Dvorak
Thomas HampsonSMITH: The Star Spangled Banner 
STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No. 1
STRAUSS: Orchestral Songs
DVORAK: Symphony No. 9
Manfred Honeck, conductor; William Caballero, horn; Thomas Hampson, baritone
May 24, 2014
Year of the Dragon with Lang Lang
Lang Lang 150LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Lang Lang, piano
May 17, 2014
Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
Yuja Wang

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Yuja Wang, piano

May 10, 2014
Rossini, Haydn, and Strauss

Manfred HoneckROSSINI: Overture to Guillaume Tell
HAYDN: Symphony No. 93
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben
Manfred Honeck, conductor

May 3, 2014
Golijov, Grieg, Ravel, and Elgar

Yan Pascal TortelierGOLIJOV: Sidereus
GRIEG: Piano Concerto
RAVEL: Rhapsodie Espagnole
ELGAR: In the South, “Alassio”
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Valentina Lisitsa, piano

April 26, 2014
Brahms, Hindemith, and Tchaikovsky

Kazem AbdullahBRAHMS: Tragic Overture 
HINDEMITH: Mathis der Maler, Symphony 
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto 
Kazem Abdullah, conductor; Nicola Benedetti, violin

April 19, 2014
Theofanidis and Beethoven

Angela MeadeTHEOFANIDIS: The Gift
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Angela Meade, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Griffey, tenor; Alexander Vinogradov, bass; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

April 12, 2014
Bates, Bernstein, and Brahms

Joshua BellBATES: Desert Transport
BERNSTEIN: Serenade for Violin and Orchestra
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
Juanjo Mena, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin



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