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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
January 31, 2015
Brahms, Hindemith, and Tchaikovsky

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

January 24, 2015
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

January 17, 2015
Bates, Bernstein, and Brahms

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

January 10, 2015
The Brandenburg Concertos
Jeannette SorrellBACH: The Six Brandenburg Concertos
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor & harpsichord
January 3, 2015
Bates, Mozart, and Prokofiev

Leonard Slatkin 150BATES: B-Sides
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 25
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Emanuel Ax, piano

December 27, 2014
Mozart and Bartok

Rafael Fruhbeck de BurgosMOZART: Serenade No. 6 in D Major, “Serenata notturna”
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 15
BARTOK: Concert for Orchestra
Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, conductor; Shai Wosner, piano

December 20, 2014
Opera Highlights

Simona SaturovaHighlights from Don Carlo, La Traviata, Il Travatore, Nabucco, Aida, Tannhauser, The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, and Gotterdammerung 
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Simona Saturova, soprano; Gregg Baker, baritone; Christopher Hahn, host; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director

December 13, 2014
Mussorgsky, Rachmoninoff, & Beethoven

Manfred HoneckMUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7
Manfred Honeck, conductor; Denis Matsuev, piano

December 6, 2014
Mozart, Dvorak, Smetana, and Janacek

Christian Tetzlaff, violinistMOZART: Symphony No. 40
DVORAK: Violin Concerto
SMETANA: “Sarka,” No. 3 from Ma vlast
JANACEK: Taras Bulba
Michael Francis, conductor; Christian Tetzlaff, violin

November 29, 2014
Zappa, Adams, Stravinsky and more
Andres Cardenes 150ZAPPA: Dupree’s Paradise 
ADAMS: Short Ride in a Fast Machine 
STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D Major 
ADAMS: Harmonielehre 
ROGERS/BENNETT: Selections from “My Fair Lady” (Steinberg conducting) 
John Adams, conductor; Andres Cardenes, violin
November 22, 2014
Brahms and Schubert

Mariss JansonsBRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9
Mariss Jansons, conductor

November 15, 2014
Desabata, Ravel and Strass

HochmanDESABATA: La notti di Platon 
RAVEL: Piano Concerto (Left Hand Alone) 
STRASS: Aus Italien 
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Benjamin Hochman, piano

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