The orchestra begins its first visit to China since 1987. Jim Cunningham asked PSO Assistant Principal Hornist Zachary Smith about the 14-hour nonstop flight from Chicago to Beijing, first impressions of the Chinese capital, and Smith's plans for Wednesday after some long-overdue sleep.
International Whistling Conference champion, featured performer with Cirque du Soleil, and Braddock native Sean Lomax made his Edgewood Symphony debut outdoors in June, 2007. He returns to the ESO Saturday, May 9th at 7:30 at Woodland Hills West Junior High School.
Frequent PSO guest pianist Yefim Bronfman talks about Mozart's minor-key Piano Concerto #24, his appearances with the L.A. Philharmonic and recent premiere performances.
Andres Cardenes talks about his shoulder surgery, leaving the PSO after 21 seasons, the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra's farewell concert, and his future goals as a soloist, recording artist and teacher.
PBS is funded by station members like you. Who helps decide where your money goes? PBS Chief Operating Officer Michael Jones worked for financial regulators and two US senators before joining the PBS in 2009.
Dr. Connie Ruzich recounts David McCullough's talk about the importance of reading, history, the arts, and understanding the people that helped make us who we are. Ruzich repeats an extensive list of books by or recommended by McCullough.