On the eve of his PSO debut, Israeli pianist Benjamin Hochman talks about his mentors Pinchas Zukerman, Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, and classmates Jonathan Biss and Lang Lang. He also covers his musical interests and approach to music-making.
Festival founder and director Aron Zelkowicz talks about Israeli connections for the 2008 Festival's "Israel at 60" theme, the orchestral concert on May 28th and the chamber concert on June 1st.
Pianist Becky Billock plays for the Bach's Lunch series on Tue., May 20th in downtown Pittsburgh. She performs in our studio and discusses her background and repertoire. For info on reserving a complimentary lunch, see the QED Cultural Calendar
Michael Rusinek talks about Alan Fletcher's new Clarinet Concerto, inspired by Samuel Barber's music and commissioned for him by the PSO. The Canadian-born clarinetist also talks about his U.S. citizenship, and working with students in China.
Pianist Horacio Gutierrez tells Jim Cunningham about his appearances with the PSO beginning in the Previn era, the appeal of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto, favorite movies, his recent recovery from gastric lymphoma, and music in Cuba.
Manfred Honeck discusses his appearances with American orchestras featuring "Ein Heldenleben" by R. Strauss and plans for the Pittsburgh Symphony, as well as his work in opera pit, Alan Fletcher's new Clarinet Concerto, and tours in Japan.