Handel's early and little-known oratorio passion will be performed at Calvary Episcopal Church, where Alan Lewis first conducted it three years ago. Predating Bach's passions, this interesting work uses a popular text by Barthold Heinrich Brockes. Alan Lewis explains.
The Macedonian piano virtuoso makes his Pittsburgh debut in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. He talks about the appeal of Rachmaninoff, the role of taste, and about Rachmaninoff's enormous hands.
Carnegie Mellon Baroque is the only ensemble that students play in strictly by choice. Director Stephen Schultz previews their April 4th concert, talks about teaching period style for modern instruments, and about his work with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
It's a 90-minute, non-stop extravaganza on April 3rd, produced by Carnegie Mellon's School of Music. Over 300 faculty and student performers will fill Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall with a kaleidoscopic variety of short jazz and classical works staged by Karla Boos and produced by CMU's Noel Zahler.
Noseda will begin the PSO's 3-week Rachmaninoff Festival. He champions the Symphony #1, whose premiere was ruined by Glazunov, and Rhapsodizes about Macedonian guest pianist Simon Trpceski. Noseda also shares his pasta sauce secrets.
The Pittsburgh Symphony's guest violinist talks about recording the Korngold concerto (which he performs at Heinz Hall), about his growing involvement in conducting, and with some reservation, his private life.