Podcasts

Pgh Ballet Theatre's Cinderella - Apr 23, 2009

Choreographer Septime Webre speaks about his Cinderella, and PBT's redesigned production. PBT Artistic Director Terrence Orr describes Webre's style, and retiring dancers look ahead and reflect on their dance careers.

David McCullough - Apr 21, 2009

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian traces his own history and schooling in Pittsburgh. McCullough previews his next book, titled "Americans in Paris," and mentions favorite past subjects, such as the Brooklyn Bridge.

Leonard Slatkin - Apr 17, 2009

The Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Guest Conductor talks about Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3, Vocalise and Symphonic Dances, as well as his blog, family connections in Hollywood, and TV projects in Detroit.

Handel's Brockes Passion - Apr 9, 2009

Handel's early and little-known oratorio passion will be performed at Calvary Episcopal Church, where Alan Lewis first conducted it three years ago. Predating Bach's passions, this interesting work uses a popular text by Barthold Heinrich Brockes. Alan Lewis explains.

Simon Trpceski - Apr 3, 2009

The Macedonian piano virtuoso makes his Pittsburgh debut in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. He talks about the appeal of Rachmaninoff, the role of taste, and about Rachmaninoff's enormous hands.

Carnegie Mellon Baroque - Apr 3, 2009

Carnegie Mellon Baroque is the only ensemble that students play in strictly by choice. Director Stephen Schultz previews their April 4th concert, talks about teaching period style for modern instruments, and about his work with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.

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