Podcasts

Herbert Blomstedt - Apr 11, 2011

Once a potential PSO Music Director, Herbert Blomstedt returns to Heinz Hall for the first time in 25 years. He talks about Brahms, Schumann, religion, Swedish Radio, and San Francisco where he was Music Director for 10 years.

Composer Pierre LaPlante - Apr 8, 2011

Texas composer Pierre LaPlante talks about his "Pittsburgh Suite," commissioned for the 2011 Three Rivers Community Band Festival on April 9.

Garrick Ohlsson - Apr 5, 2011

American pianist Garrick Ohlsson talks about his work with Herbert Blomstedt, the Brahms Piano Concerto #2, new recording projects, his recent and future concerts, life in San Francisco, and more.

Composer Eugene Phillips - Mar 23, 2011

Orion Quartet violinists Todd and Daniel Phillips will premiere the Trio Concertante by their father, 91 year old retired Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Eugene Phillips. They'll be joined by cellist Marcy Rosen. Eugene talks about his new 12-tone work and the concert series at Chatham University that has featured his sons through the years. He also shares his memories from the PSO, where he began under Fritz Reiner in 1947.

Ruzich Recaps Shields - Mar 17, 2011

Dr. Connie Ruzich recaps the remarks of Syndicated Columnist and PBS NewsHour Political Commentator Mark Shields at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series, presented by Robert Morris University, and reveals the speakers for next season.

Cello Fury - Mar 15, 2011

Pittsburgh's cello-rock quartet Cello Fury (formerly Cellofourte) has released its first CD since the personnel and name change. The award-winning acoustic group will play on March 18 at Duquesne University's Red Ring restaurant. Members Nicole Myers and Simon Cummings talk with Jim Cunningham about the group, their new CD, and their backgrounds.

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