The Pittsburgh Symphony's Principal Guest Conductor talks about making a little "symphony" of Samuel Barber's "perfect" little pieces; Copland's El Salon Mexico and dances from "Rodeo," John Williams as the 20th century's most influential composer, and getting speeding tickets in the expansive landscapes of the American West.
PSO Composer of the Year Richard Danielpour talks about "A Woman's Life, written for soprano Angela Brown and the PSO with texts by Maya Angelou. Danielpour and Brown talk about their work with each other and with Maya Angelou on this new song cycle.
The Pittsburgh Symphony's Principal Guest Conductor talks about Richard Danielpour's "A Woman's Life" and his work with the composer, the seldom-heard music of Peter Mennin, old-school Sibelius, and Slatkin's provocative blog.
Dr. Connie Ruzich summarizes the remarks of underwater explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series on October 14, 2009.
Pittsburgh Public Theater's Ted Pappas previews his company's season of eight productions, starting with "Ella" and including Pappas' own production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
From 1994, Lincoln Maazel, noted actor and father of conductor Lorin Maazel, speaks on the occasion of his performance with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, founded by his wife, Marie. Lincoln Maazel died in Sep., 2009 at age 106. A memorial will be held at Heinz Chapel at 11:00 am on Oct. 11.