Radio - Local Programs
Sunday Concert Hall
Sundays at 2pm on WVIA-FM
Fine performances recorded live including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and many concerts from throughout the WVIA listening area including the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.
5/1, WVIA Special: The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.
Recorded at St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre this ‘On Location’ concert features music for organ and orchestra. Guest artist Mark Laubach is featured in music of Haydn, Jongen and the magnificent Symphony No. 3 of Camille Saint-Saëns, the ‘Organ Symphony’.
5/8, San Francisco Symphony. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts two magnificent symphonies the 7th of Mahler and the 3rd of Schumann.
5/15, Sir Charles Mackerras, Master Conductor- A Profile. To celebrate the life, career and exceptionally wide-ranging achievements of the acclaimed conductor Sir Charles Mackerras, the WFMT Radio Network presents a two-hour documentary, painting a vivid picture of Sir Charles as artist and man using invaluable archive recordings of him in conversation and personal recollections from many musicians who deeply admired him. There are also contributions from members of his family, with memories of him extending from his very young days right up to the close of his life. The program host and producer is a former musician who over a period of nearly four decades worked closely with him both as an orchestral player and documentary maker: Jon Tolansky.
5/22, San Francisco Symphony. Pianist Jeremy Denk is featured in the Piano Concerto No. 3 of Bela Bartók. Susanna Mälkki is the conductor for this concert that also features the Symphony No. 2 of Brahms and music of the American Debussy, Charles Tomlinson Griffes.
5/29, San Francisco Symphony. Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas welcomes pianist Yefim Bronfman for a performance of the epic Piano Concerto No. 2 of Johannes Brahms. Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 and Three Pieces, Op. 6 of Alban Berg round out the program.