Podcasts

Arts Festival Update - June 5 - Jun 5, 2009

The 50th Annual Three Rivers Arts Festival runs through June 14th. Kevin McMahon, President of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, talks about changes as the Trust takes over from the Festival's founder, the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Arts Festival Update - June 6 - Jun 5, 2009

La Pocha Nostra performs controversial and politically-charged art. They have staged their own crucifixions, posed as undiscovered New World tribesmen, and now present "Corpo Illicito," a work on the "criminalization of the brown body."

New Muslim Cool - May 28, 2009

Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents a documentary about a Massachussetts Latino convert to Islam who moved to Pittsburgh's North Side to establish a Muslim community. "New Muslim Cool" has been selected to begin the new season of POV on PBS. Screenings at the Melwood Screening Room on May 28 & 29

Kaohsiung Fireworks and Farewell - May 21, 2009

Jim Cunningham reports on the final Asian tour concert, which opened the 2009 World Games Stadium with the 1812 Overture and Beethoven's Ode to Joy. We hear from Martin Schebesta, director of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, bass-baritone Greg Baker, and PSO bass trombone Murray Crewe.

Manfred Honeck interview in Kaohsiung - May 20, 2009

On Tuesday, the PSO rehearsed Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" for the dedication of Kaohsiung's new stadium, built to host the 2009 World Games. Wednesday's performance concludes the orchestra's week-long Asian Tour. Jim Cunningham sat down with Music Director Manfred Honeck to look reflect on tour highlights.

Good Morning, Kaohsiung - May 19, 2009

Co-Principal Clarinet Thomas Thompson recalls touring Japan with the PSO under William Steinberg, Principal Horn William Caballero comments on Kaohsiung's steamy climate, and Principal Viola Randolf Kelly is amazed at Shanghai's skyward growth.

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