Podcasts

Brian Edward - Nov 29, 2018

Brian Edward, the Burgh Vivant, presents Daina Griffith as Auntie Mame in a one night only benefit staged reading at the New Hazlett theater Sunday December 9 at 6:30pm with a cavalcade of Pittsburgh theater stars including Martin Giles, Jared Pascoe, Richard Rauh, Alan Stanford, Hope Anthony, Becki Toth, Nancy Zionts and many others. Here he discusses the Burgh Vivant tuxedo and martini and the work of the organization on behalf of the arts with Jim Cunningham.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Tree of Life: Concert for Peace and Unity" - Nov 28, 2018

WQED-FM's live broadcast of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's "Concert for Peace and Unity," which took place on Tuesday November 27th, 2018 at Heinz Hall.  The broadcast begins with WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviewing PSO musicians backstage prior to the concert, including James Rodgers, Penny Brill, Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, and Michael Rusinek.  Jim also interview the Director of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh Matthew Mehaffey and an interview clip with violinist Itzhak Perlman.

Then, Jim Cunningham hosts the concert conducted by Manfred Honeck of works by Arvo Part, Ravel, Shostakovich, MacMillan, Brahms, John Williams and Edward Elgar.

Itzhak Perlman - Nov 28, 2018

Itzhak Perlman talks about the Pittsburgh Symphony Tree of Life concert for Unity and Peace at Heinz Hall on November 27, 2018, one month after the deaths at the Synagogue in Pittsburgh. He talks with Jim Cunningham about the music he recorded for the film Schindler’s list, working with John Williams, the Pittsburgh Symphony, his PBS American Masters special, and finding peace in out time.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 04 - Part 1 - Nov 28, 2018

 It’s a birthday party as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs “Resurrexit” by Mason Bates – commissioned by the orchestra as a 60th birthday present for Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Pinchas Zukerman returns to Heinz Hall to play the Bruch Violin Concerto.  And Manfred Honeck conducts the Brahms Symphony No. 2. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 04 - Part 2 - Nov 28, 2018

It’s a birthday party as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs “Resurrexit” by Mason Bates – commissioned by the orchestra as a 60th birthday present for Music Director Manfred Honeck.  Pinchas Zukerman returns to Heinz Hall to play the Bruch Violin Concerto.  And Manfred Honeck conducts the Brahms Symphony No. 2. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2018-2019 Season - Program 05 - Part 1 - Nov 28, 2018

Jan Lisiecki makes his Heinz Hall debut to continue the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with the 1st concerto.  Bernard Labadie conducts Haydn’s Symphony No. 98 and the Henri Joseph Rigel Symphonie No. 4. 

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