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.
3/1, Chopin: In Our Day and His. Celebrate the birthday of the great composer and pianist with the two-hour documentary featuring plenty of music and commentary from pianist, Chopin specialist Elizabeth Sombart.
3/8, Light & Gold. Eric Whitacre is among America's most popular composers today, and his choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this program, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.
3/15, WVIA Simply Grand Concert. Pianist Sheri Melcher is Director of Educational Programs at the Scranton Cultural Center and an excellent pianist. She asked her long-time friend Richard Amoroso, violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra to come to the Sordoni theater for a program of Beethoven, Mozart, Stravinsky and Liszt.
3/22, San Francisco Symphony. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts an all-Stravinsky program: Les Noces, Petrushka, Scherzo a la russe, and the Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss”.
3/28, San Francisco Symphony. Pianist Yuja Wang plays the grand and glorious Piano Concerto No. 3 of Sergei Rachmaninoff. On the podium, Michael Tilson Thomas leading the orchestra also in Faure’s Pavane, Op. 50 and the Symphony No. 3 of Sibelius.