Actress Virginia Madsen, an Oscar nominee for her role as Maya in the 2004 film "Sideways," at WQED to conclude her "Freedom of Expression Through Film" campaign, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Pianist Jonathan Biss talks about performing Mozart's Piano Concerto #22, which he recently recorded with the conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Guests on the show for this evening will include in order of appearance: Rick Sebak, Dcoumentary host/producer WQED; Jani Strand, VP Public Relations, American Eagle Outfitters; Marcie Eberhart, American Eagle Outfitters Foundation; Luke Skurman, President & CEO, College Prowler; Chef William Hunt, Dean of Culinary Arts, PA Culinary Institute; Rob Walters, Venture Outdoors (on fall and winter activities); Marty Ashby, Director Manchester Craftsman’s Guild.
Guests on the show for this evening will include in order of appearance: Tom Sokolowski, Director - The Andy Warhol Museum; Janice Burley Wilson, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust & hat maker; Aurora Sharrard, Green Building Alliance; Atul Bansal, TimeSys & Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs; Andrew Swenson, Pittsburgh Filmmakers Director.
As Rwanda descended into genocidal chaos, a fearless hotel manager, Paul Rusesabagina, risked his life to protect his family and more than 1,200 strangers against certain death. His story was portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda. He speaks Nov. 5, 2008 at Heinz Hall.
PSO Endowed Guest Conductor Marek Janowski leads two consecutive weekends at Heinz Hall. Topics include violinist Arabella Steinbacher (making her Pittsburgh debut), Richard Strauss' Alpine Symphony, and the state of state-run radio and orchestras in Germany.