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A Day Off in Salzburg - Aug 30, 2017

It's a day off for the  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Salzburg.  WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham calls in live to Anna Singer to talk about last night's concert which concluded the Salzburg Festival.   Manfred Honeck talks about the concert and the tour so far.  And cellist Allie Thompson talks about playing next to a casino in Wiesbaden and what she's looking forward to on the rest of the tour.



An Evening Report from Salzburg - Aug 30, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham calls in to Bryan Sejvar to discuss what he did on an orchestra day off in Salzburg.  You also hear from Violist Stephanie Tretick about performing at the Salzburg Festival and how her favorite place to visit in cities is.....a hardware store!!!  

Morning Report from Salzburg Austria - Aug 29, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is in Salzburg to close out the Salzburg Festival.  Jim Cunningham calls in live to Anna Singer to talk about the city and their concert that evening.  You'll also from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra President and CEO, Melia Tourangeau who talks about the various tour stops and how the Orchestra is representing Pittsburgh in the European cities.

A Post Concert Report from Salzburg - Aug 29, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham checks in with Bryan Sejvar to report on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's performance in Salzburg to close out the Salzburg Festival.  Jim chats with trombonist James Nova to get his impressions of the concert and the tour so far.


Morning Report from Wiesbaden Germany - Aug 28, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has arrived in Germany safe and sound to begin their European Festivals Tour.  Jim Cunningham calls in live from Wiesbaden with his first report of the tour.   He talks about the first rehearsal and the German city.  We also hear from some members who went for a run in the streets of Wiesbaden to train for a musicians run planned for Pittsburgh in September.

Rhian Kenny, Bronwyn Banerdt, and Charlie Powers Full Interview - Aug 28, 2017

The full interview of Jim Cunningham with PSO Musicians Rhian Kenny, Bronwyn Banerdt and Charlie Powers.  Standing in front of a fountain in Wiesbaden, Germany, the musicans talk about what they are looking forward to on this tour, along with a run they are organing in September in Pittsburgh.  

Wiesbaden Germany Concert Review - Aug 28, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham chats live with Bryan Sejvar after the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's opening concert of their European Festival Tour.   Jim describes the beautiful concert hall and describes the dress Anne Sophie Mutter wore for her performance of the Dvorak Violin Concerto.   You'll also hear from the guest Concertmaster Alexi Kenney and cellist Nathan Chan.

Yekwon Sunwoo - Aug 18, 2017

WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham interviews pianist Yekwon Sunwoo - winner of the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition and the first South Korean to win the prize.  

Peter Stumpf - Piano Day - Aug 4, 2017

Mayor Bill Peduto has proclaimed August 8th to be PianoDay in Pittsburgh.  On that day, a new Steinway Concert and Artist grand piano will be transported around the city for a series of outdoor concerts and photo opportunities.  The organizer of the event, Peter Stumpf, stopped by WQED-FM to talk about the event.



Allegheny Brass Band - Aug 3, 2017

Hear the Allegheny Brass Band this Sunday August 6th at Bach, Beethoven and Brunch.  Jim Muchoney, business manager, and Rick Bloom, tenor horn and treasurer of the band, sit down with WQED-FM's Phoebe Trogolo to discuss the program for Bach, Beethoven and Brunch and their love of the band.  


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