Kevin McMahon, President of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, talks about the River City Brass Band's involvement, the expanded artists' market, and public sculptures placed throughout the festival.
Violinist Joshua Bell talk about Brahms's Violin Concerto, which he'll play with the PSO led by Manfred Honeck. Bell talks about some of his media outreach projects, such as appearing on Dancing with the Stars, and his new post as Director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, founded by Sir Neville Marriner.
Maestro Honeck talks about having the three big Strauss tone poems in one concert, as necessitated by recording the orchestra's next CD. He also talks about the young Strauss's keen insight in "Death and Transfiguration."
An overview of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 1-10, 2012 in downtown Pittsburgh. Festival Director talks about the opening weekend jazz and expanded visual arts offerings.
Flutist, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the '70s British rock band Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is not your typical rock star. The creator of some of the best-selling concept albums of the progressive rock era, Scottish-born Ian Anderson counts flutist James Galway among his ardent fans. Anderson's latest CD is "Thick as a Brick II," a sequel to the Jethro Tull classic released 40 years earlier in 1972.
The 2012 Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival (May 20 - June 3) features a song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov with soprano Lara Bruckman, clarinetist David Krakauer, and a MIDI accordion; as well as Kosher Gospel with Joshua Nelson, and jazz with the Ortner-Roberts Duo plus special guests. Director Aron Zelkowicz previews the Festival.