Music Director Designate Manfred Honeck - Sep 14, 2007
Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Designate Manfred Honeck talks with Jim Cunningham before making a cameo appearance with the orchestra at a special season preview concert on September 7th.
James DePreist on Marian Anderson - May 18, 2007
Philadelphia native James DePreist remembers his aunt, Marian Anderson, the legendary contralto and civil rights icon. DePreist is Permanent Conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Director of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at the Julliard School. Interviewer: Jim Cunningham.
Garrick Ohlsson on Rachmaninoff - May 11, 2007
He played "It" at his previous Heinz Hall appearance. Garrick Ohlsson tells Jim Cunningham what "It" is, and talks about Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3, the 1996 movie "Shine," and the composer's own recordings.
Lynn Harrell - Apr 17, 2007
The renowned cellist explains why he jokes around with Haydn's Concerto in C. Harrell also talks about legendary musicians such as Mstislav Rostropovich and George Szell.
Kunzel on Williams - Feb 26, 2007
Pittsburgh Symphony Pops guest conductor Erich Kunzel talks with Anna Singer about the music of John Williams. Kunzel conducted a 75th birthday tribute to the legendary Hollywood composer.
Pianist Emanuel Ax & Jahja Ling - Feb 7, 2007
Pianist Emanuel Ax and guest conductor Jahja Ling joined forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony in the Brahms Piano Concerto #1 at Heinz Hall, February 9th -11th, 2007 at Heinz Hall. Stephen Baum began a backstage discussion between soloist and conductor.
Guest Conductor Arild Remmereit - Jan 31, 2007
When guest conductor Arild Remmereit made his Pittsburgh Symphony debut in 2005 on one week's notice, the New York Times called Remmereit “the hottest conductor you've never heard of.” He'd just covered for Christoph von Dohnanyi at La Scala and for Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos. In February, 2007, the Norwegian Remmereit conducted Hummel's Trumpet concerto, Peer Gynt by Grieg, and Carl Nielsen's first Symphony.