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.
9/25, 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.
10/2, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: The Budapest Festival Orchestra. Recorded in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn Ivan Fischer conducts a program of music of the late Romantic period. Songs of love and reflection by Hugo Wolf featuring Roman Trekel, baritone. And a stupendous take on Mahler's Seventh. These musicians from Hungary have you at the edge of your seat. Hosted by Rick Fulker
10/9, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: Sol Gabetta. Charismatic and communicative, Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta performed at two major festivals in Germany. Concertos by Vivaldi and Bach are featured as well as seven variations for cello and piano on the duet "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" from Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute". Hosted by Rick Fulker
10/16, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: Vienna and Bamberg Symphonies. Not one, but two great violinists and violin concertos in this program featuring two great orchestras each with its unmistakable sound. Nikolaj Znaider plays the Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Arabella Steinbacher is showcased in the Violin Concerto of Korngold. Hosted by Rick Fulker
10/23, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: Shostakovich Festival in Gohrisch. In 1960 and 1972, Soviet Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich spent vacation time in the eastern German town of Gohrisch – reason enough now to celebrate his memory in a yearly festival there. In their passion for the cause, the participating musicians agree to perform free of charge. Our performance features the fabulous Staatskapelle of Dresden - saluting, besides Shostakovich, the highly-esteemed Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. This concert is a real treat for those craving contemporary music on WVIA. Hosted by Rick Fulker
10/30, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert: Telemann in Magdeburg. We have musical fireworks from the city where Georg Philipp Telemann was born, at a festival that salutes the composer every two years. The finale serves up a selection of concertos written by Telemann for one to seven solo instruments. The contrasting worlds of sound reflect different European styles of the composer's time, with fresh, rich concertizing from a pre-eminent period instrument ensemble, La Stagione of Frankfurt. Hosted by Rick Fulker