CMU's Marianne Weems directs The Alice Project at the Chosky Theater through April 23rd. She's best known as Artistic Director of Brooklyn's world-renowned performance and media company, The Builders Association. Her works combine media, text, sound, architecture and stage performance and have been staged at major venues in London, Rome, Melbourne and Singapore.
Former Governor of Vermont and DNC Chairman, Dean ran for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. At Heinz Hall on April 27th, he'll face off against Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush. Rove and Dean will respond to each other's commentaries and engage in Q & A with the audience.
Once a potential PSO Music Director, Herbert Blomstedt returns to Heinz Hall for the first time in 25 years. He talks about Brahms, Schumann, religion, Swedish Radio, and San Francisco where he was Music Director for 10 years.
Texas composer Pierre LaPlante talks about his "Pittsburgh Suite," commissioned for the 2011 Three Rivers Community Band Festival on April 9.
American pianist Garrick Ohlsson talks about his work with Herbert Blomstedt, the Brahms Piano Concerto #2, new recording projects, his recent and future concerts, life in San Francisco, and more.
Orion Quartet violinists Todd and Daniel Phillips will premiere the Trio Concertante by their father, 91 year old retired Pittsburgh Symphony violinist Eugene Phillips. They'll be joined by cellist Marcy Rosen. Eugene talks about his new 12-tone work and the concert series at Chatham University that has featured his sons through the years. He also shares his memories from the PSO, where he began under Fritz Reiner in 1947.