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Tuesday, March 8 at 8 p.m. – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

(Rochester, NY) – WXXI-FM brings listeners a new season of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra radio broadcasts – set to air on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1 on Tuesdays at 8 p.m., beginning on March 8. The weekly two-hour program of concert performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony are hosted by Jim Cunningham, who introduces each performance and talks with several artists mid-program.

The 2010-2011 season opens with Manfred Honeck conducting Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The season also features such world-class artists and conductors as Leonard Slatkin conducting Barber's Adagio for Strings; Anne-Sophie Mutter performing Brahms' Violin Concerto; and Mahler's "Symphony No. 3" conducted by Manfred Honeck and featuring the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in the season-ending finale.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is produced by WQED-FM/Pittsburgh and is made possible with support from the Bayer Corporation and the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Pictured: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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