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.
5/3, A WVIA Simply Grand Concert. For 25 years The Gabriel Ensemble has been making music in and around Schuylkill County. This professional ensemble performed a program of Mozart, Debussy and Franck with Israeli-born guest pianist Itay Goren.
5/10, A WVIA Simply Grand Concert. Northeastern Pennsylvania native soprano Barbara Liberasky-Nowicki went on to a career that led to performances in the greater NYC area and Europe. She’s an expert in the history of the Polish art song and prepared a stunning program of music of Chopin, Moniuszko, Szymanowski and others. Her pianist, Carol Ann Aicher, teaches at the Manhattan School of Music and played some solo piano pieces as well.
5/17, San Francisco Symphony. Violinist Leila Josefowicz is featured in the Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Also the “Scottish” Symphony of Mendelssohn. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts.
5/24, San Francisco Symphony. Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts three Romantic favorites: The Roman Carnival Overture of Berlioz, Schumann’s Piano Concerto featuring Martin Helmchen, and the Symphony No. 7 of Dvořák.
5/31, San Francisco Symphony. Simon Trpčeski plays the Piano Concerto No. 3 of Prokofiev. Also music of Ligeti and the Concerto for Orchestra by Lutosławski. Edwin Outwater conducts.