The diminutive 22 year old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang makes an impressive Pittsburgh Symphony debut in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto #2 with guest conductor Hannu Lintu. She talks about her work with Charles Dutoit, the teachers she shares with Lang Lang, and what's on her iPod.
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.
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.
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.
PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck gives his view of Carl Orff's spectacular masterpiece, Carmina Burana. He also talks with Jim Cunningham about Haydn's Oboe Concerto.
Spanish guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos shares insights on Ravel's Bolero and Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, which he conducts along with Beethoven's 8th Symphony in his Pittsburgh Symphony concerts.
The PSO's former Principal Guest Conductor returns to lead his own orchestration of Ravel's Piano Trio, along with Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Sibelius' The Swan of Tuonela, and Grieg's Piano Concerto with soloist Orion Weiss.