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.
8/21, Budapest Festival Orchestra. As one of the Beethovenfest's orchestras in residence, the Budapest Festival Orchestra gave three electrifying performances in the most recent festival season in Bonn. Brahms adored Hungarian music, so here they return the favor in a passionate take on his Fourth Symphony. We'll also enjoy gypsy-inspired music by Liszt with a genuine cymbalom - and a wild ride on Dohnanyi's Variations on a Nursery Song with pianist Dénes Várjon. Iván Fischer, conducts.
8/28, NEPA Philharmonic Piano Competition. On June 12th, 2016 eleven young pianists ranging in age from Grade 8 to Grade 11 gathered at WVIA to perform on the WVIA Steinway in the Sordoni Theater as each competed for the top prize in this biennial competition. We’ll hear the finals in both the Junior and Senior Divisions. The program features music of Chopin, Bach, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Larry Vojtko hosts.
9/4, WVIA Special: Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Chamber Concerts. We’ll enjoy performances by principal players of the the excellent regional orchestra. Cellist Alberto Parrini play one of the Suites for unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach. Pascal Archer, clarinetist is featured in contemporary music including the Suite from L’Histoire du Soldat by Stravinsky, and Concertmaster, Erica Kiesewetter performs with pianist Fei-Fei Dong in a program of Nordic music including the dramatic Violin Sonata No.3 by Edvard Grieg. Larry Vojtko hosts.
9/11, 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’. Larry Vojtko hosts.
9/18, WVIA Special: The Ithaca College Choir. Recorded at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston, PA we present this excellent choral ensemble in a varied program of music old and new. Music of Brahms and Schubert is featured as well as a gospel tune, spirituals and some ‘swingle’ singing. The guest artist is Carl Ruck, the Minister of Music at the Church of Christ Uniting and an Ithaca alum. Dr. Janet Galván conducts. Larry Vojtko hosts.
9/5, WVIA Simply Grand Concert: Mod2. A program of music for oboe and piano. These performers from New York City came to the Sordoni Theater with a varied program will include music from the classical through the modern eras; pieces written expressly for the oboe as well as transcriptions of songs to reveal the lyric nature of this indispensable double reed instrument. Among the featured composers are: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Schumann, Paul Hindemith and Gaetano Donizetti. Kevin Chavez plays oboe, oboe d’amore and english horn. Carol Ann Aicher is the pianist. Larry Vojtko hosts.