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.
9/6, San Francisco Symphony. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts music by “The 2 Bs”. Along with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, violinist Alexander Barantschik plays the two Romances. The other “B” is Mason Bates, a contemporary composer.
9/13, The Jewish High Holy Days begin at sunset and we have two specials lined up: at 2PM listen to Remembering Theodore Bikel. The well-known singing actor passed away on July 21st of this year at the age of 91. He created the role of Capt. von Trapp in The Sound of Music and performed the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof countless times. But he was also known for his performance of folk songs. This program draws on recordings made over the last 60 years.
At 3PM it’s Music for the High Holidays from WQXR in New York. Naomi Lewin hosts the program that features violinist Itzhak Perlman and concert music based on High Holidays melodies.
9/20, San Francisco Symphony. The symphony becomes a chamber orchestra for this program of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Benjamin Britten. Bandoneon virtuoso Seth Asarnow is featured in music of Astor Piazzola.
9/27, San Francisco Symphony. Osma Vanska is the guest conductor leading the orchestra in a symphonic poem and the Symphony No. 6 by Jean Sibelius. Pianist Daniil Trifonov is the featured soloist in the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninoff.