Arts Festival Update - Jun 5, 2012

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.

Arts Festival Update - Jun 4, 2012

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.

Joshua Bell - Jun 4, 2012

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.

Manfred Honeck - Brahms and Richard Strauss - Jun 4, 2012

Maestro Honeck talks about having the three big Strauss tone poems in one concert, as necessitated by recording the orchestra's next CD. He also talks about the young Strauss's keen insight in "Death and Transfiguration."

Arts Festival Update - Jun 1, 2012

An overview of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 1-10, 2012 in downtown Pittsburgh. Festival Director talks about the opening weekend jazz and expanded visual arts offerings.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull - May 21, 2012

Flutist, vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the '70s British rock band Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is not your typical rock star. The creator of some of the best-selling concept albums of the progressive rock era, Scottish-born Ian Anderson counts flutist James Galway among his ardent fans. Anderson's latest CD is "Thick as a Brick II," a sequel to the Jethro Tull classic released 40 years earlier in 1972.