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Reaction from the Lucerne Festival Concert - Sep 6, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham calls in from a post-concert reception in Lucerne after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performance at the Lucerne Festival.  He is joined by Manfred Honeck's Manager, Lothar Schacke, who talks about the concert in Lucerne and how he first got to know Maestro Honeck.  

Leaving for Lucerne - Sep 5, 2017

After a successful concert at the BBC Proms, WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham checks in with Anna Singer from Heathrow Airport.   The orchestra was getting ready to board a flight to Lucerne.   Jim talks about the BBC Proms concert and Principal Bass Jeffrey Turner stopped by to chat about the tour.  Plus, Anne Sophie Mutter talks about her BBC Proms performance of the Dvorak Violin Concerto, and hear the finale of the Mahler Symphony No. 1 with the Pittsburgh Symphony, as heard on the BBC radio broadcast.

 

The Orchestra in Lucerne - Sep 5, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra arrived safe and sound from London to Lucerne.  Tomorrow evening they perform at the Lucerne Festival in a program of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.   WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham checks in to talk about the sights of the famous Swiss city and to preview the orchestra's concert Wednesday night.  You also hear from Bill Flanagan, Chief Corporate Relations Officer for the Allegheny Conference, who talks about what a great ambassador the Pittsburgh Symphony is for the city of Pittsburgh, along with Mrs. Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, who was at the BBC Proms concert.  

 

 

Afternoon Tea in London - Sep 4, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham is joined by Pittsburgh Symphony Ochestra Music Director Manfred Honeck in this report from London.   

Afternoon Tea in London - Sep 4, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham is joined by Pittsburgh Symphony Ochestra Music Director Manfred Honeck in this report from London.   

Reaction from the BBC Proms - Sep 4, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham reports in after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall.   David Pickard, Director of the BBC Proms, explains how he's never seen the Pittsburgh Symphony live, so he was looking forward to the concert.  You also hear from PSO Principal Oboe Nancy Goeres about the tour and she explains how much fun it is to play at the BBC Proms.

 

 

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