Pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby talks about the influence of composers such as Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives, and Elliott Carter on his rock, jazz, and bluegrass playing. Hornsby and The Noisemakers close the 2012 Three Rivers Arts Festival on Sunday, June 10th.
The Juried Visual Arts exhibition at the Three Rivers Arts Festival features painting, photography, sculpture, installations, even performance art. Exhibition coordinator Sonja Sweterlitsch gives a tour of a few notable creations to be seen upstairs at 805 Liberty Avenue.
Since winning the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987, pianist, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby has been a member of the Grateful Dead, played jazz with artists such as Jack DeJohnette, and teamed up with country star Ricky Skaggs. He talks about how composers such as Ives and Schoenberg continue to influence his music.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival presents the world premiere of Squonk Opera's GO ROADSHOW, built for quick setup on a flatbed truck, with custom-built musical truck horns, a rotating piano, a blimp, and other surprises. Co-director and composer Jackie Dempsey explains.
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.