Hamlisch conducts a tribute to Motown and hits of the '50s and '60s, as the PSO Pops marks Hamlisch's 65th birthday. He talks about "Every Little Step," a behind-the-scenes documentary on the revival of "A Chorus Line," and Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant," his first original film score since 1996.
Retired Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Eugene Phillips previews his upcoming concert of Haydn, Schoenberg, and Schubert with violinist Roger Zahab, violist Paul Silver, and cellists Lauren and Hampton Mallory on June 20. Free admission. See the QED Cultural Calendar for details.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival's closing weekend includes activities for children in Point State Park. We'll visit "Running Through the Sheets," an art project sponsored by the Pittsburgh Children's Museum, and look in at the WQED Family Entertainment Tent.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival features local short films and feature documentaries. Andrew Swensen, director of Pittsburgh Filmmakers, talks about the variety of films.
The 50th Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival celebrates its past in a retrospective at 907 Penn Ave. Curator Marguerite Marks traces the origins of one of America's largest and longest art fairs, and details some items on display.
The PSO Music Director examines how Mahler devloped his monumental Symphony #2, from its origins as a tone poem to a symphony with chorus on the scale of Beethoven's Ninth. Honeck talks about Mahler's place in Viennese culture, and the philosophy behind his "Resurrection" symphony.