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Osmo Vanska - Jul 12, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews the Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska, about the release of his musical album "Kullervo," based on the symphonic poem by John Sibellius, drawn from the Finnish epic poem the "Kalevala." Throughout the interview, the two speak about cultural authenticity, the importance of storytelling, and how to properly survive harsh winters--among many other topics.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 32 - Part 1 - Jul 12, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the first of two Vienna Fest concerts featuring Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.  And Till Fellner plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 32 - Part 2 - Jul 12, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the first of two Vienna Fest concerts featuring Haydn, Mozart and Schubert.  And Till Fellner plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 33 - Part 1 - Jul 12, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Vienna Fest continues.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Rosemunde, and the Mozart Overture to La clemenza di Tito.  Plus, Mozart’s Symphonies 40 and 41.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 33 - Part 2 - Jul 12, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Vienna Fest continues.  Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts Schubert’s Rosemunde, and the Mozart Overture to La clemenza di Tito.  Plus, Mozart’s Symphonies 40 and 41.

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 34 - Part 1 - Jul 12, 2017

It’s a birthday party for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as he plays the Haydn Piano Concerto in D major, the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 and the Beethoven Emperor Concerto – No. 5.  Manfred Honeck conducts. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 34 - Part 2 - Jul 12, 2017

It’s a birthday party for Viennese pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as he plays the Haydn Piano Concerto in D major, the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 and the Beethoven Emperor Concerto – No. 5.  Manfred Honeck conducts. 

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 40 - Part 1 - Jul 12, 2017

Christoph Konig returns to Heinz hall to conducts Brahms Symphony No. 3.  And cellist Maximilian Hornung and Pittsburgh Symphony principal viola Randolph Kelly in Don Quixote by Richard Strauss.   

Pittsburgh Symphony Radio - 2016-2017 Season - Program 40 - Part 2 - Jul 12, 2017

Christoph Konig returns to Heinz hall to conducts Brahms Symphony No. 3.  And cellist Maximilian Hornung and Pittsburgh Symphony principal viola Randolph Kelly in Don Quixote by Richard Strauss.   

Clem Rolin & Tom Snyder - West Hills Symphonic Band - Jul 7, 2017

WQED-FM's Ethan Simmons interviews Principal and Assistant Conductors Clem Rolin and Tom Snyder of the West Hills Symphonic Band, in preparation for the band's upcoming appearance at the Citiparks' "Bach, Beethoven, and Brunch" event, Sunday, July 16th at Mellon Park in Shadyside. The three discuss the importance of training young musicians alongside professionals and longstanding music-educators, as well as the beauty of classical music.

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