A preview of First Night Pittsburgh 2008 with Kevin McMahon, President of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Jim Cunningham interviews film distributor Mark Bussler about the documentary "Pennsylvania Train Stations - Restored and Revitalized," showing adaptive reuse of landmarks that outlived their original purpose.
Pittsburgh soprano Sara Botkin describes the mix of classical and popular styles and techniques on her second Christmas CD, "Breath of Heaven," on which she becomes her own choir through multi-tracked vocals.
Pitt's Don Franklin looks back, as he brings his Bach and the Baroque series to the end of its 16-year run by directing Bach's Christmas Oratorio at Heinz Chapel, co-presented with the Renaissance & Baroque Society.
Conductor Robert Page previews his 2007 Carnegie Mellon Holiday Concert. Hear the performance live on QED 89.3 and on the Internet at wqed.org, Fri. Dec. 7 at noon EST. (Repeats 12/14, 7 pm)
PSO Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda explains what three works by Respighi, Prokofiev and Stravinsky have in common on his Nov. 23 & 25 concerts. He also talks about Ottorino Respighi's relationship to Fascism.