Podcasts

Sarah Chang, violin - Mar 23, 2012

Violinist Sarah Chang returns to Heinz Hall with a 2011 arrangement of Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" by Hollywood's David Newman. Sarah talks with WQED's Jim Cunningham about Bernstein, her favorite films, tweeting, Phantom of the Opera, Vivaldi's Four Seasons and much more.

Stanley McChrystal - Mar 22, 2012

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called McChrystal, the retired four-star general & former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, "one of America's greatest warriors." Known for his candor and innovative leadership, he is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He commanded U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan until his retirement in 2010.

Yan Pascal Tortelier - Mar 21, 2012

Tortelier, the PSO's former Principal Guest Conductor, returns with Bernstein's West Side Story Suite played by violinist Sarah Chang as arranged by Thomas Newman, Morton Gould's Spirituals for Orchestra, and Jean Sibelius' Symphony #1.

James Gourlay "Best-Loved Marches" - Mar 20, 2012

It's another kind of March Madness for the River City Brass, directed by James Gourlay. He invites listeners to vote for their favorite marches to be featured on the band's March 24 - April 5 concerts at 8 locations, and talks about the various forms of marches.

Triple Concerto Soloists: Vosburgh, Caballero, and Knox - Mar 9, 2012

Andrè Previn's world premiere Triple Concerto features Pittsburgh Symphony principal brass players George Vosburgh, trumpet; Bill Caballero, horn; and Craig Knox, tuba. They talk about features of the concerto, influences in Previn's music, and the process of working together in one of the world's great brass sections.

Andre Previn - Mar 8, 2012

Former Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Andre Previn premieres his Concerto for Trumpet, Horn, and Tuba, commissioned by the PSO. He talks about the composition, his impressions of the orchestra, and memories of composers he's worked with in Hollywood (he recalls playing ping pong with Schoenberg) and on the PBS Previn and the Pittsburgh series.

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