Relatively-unknown Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes his Pittsburgh Symphony debut on late notice in a program of Debussy, Prokofiev and Stravinsky that was intended for maestro Charles Dutoit. Jim Cunningham meets Hannu Lintu backstage at Heinz Hall.
Keep your eye on Ion Sound Project, melding contemporary and 20th century music with a variety of artistic disciplines. Ion Sound members tell Jim Cunningham about their work with Pittsburgh' KnotDance.
Jim Cunningham updates the amount needed to meet QED 89.3's end-of-February financial goal, and thanks those who have participated in the campaign to sustain classical music.
Noted Brahms interpreter Jorge Federico Osorio, born in Mexico and based in Chicago, talks about his career and long fascination with Brahms before his unexpected Pittsburgh Symphony debut in Brahms' Concerto #1.
Pulitzer-winning reporter Bob Woodward talks with QED's Jim Cunningham about the current economic crisis, Watergate and the movie "All the President's Men," classical music, and the future of journalism in an era of declining revenues.
The PSO's Music Director talks about the musical relationships between Dvorak, Brahms, and Schumann as he prepares Brahms' Piano Concerto #1 and Dvorak's Eighth Symphony.