Andre Previn talks about his new harp concerto for the Pittsburgh Symphony's Gretchen Van Hoesen, Copland's "Appalachian Spring," his forthcoming opera, "Brief Encounter," and his new jazz CD, "Alone."
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Music Director Katherine Mueller previews "The German Romantics," featuring choral works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Schubert.
Marin Alsop tells Jim Cunningham about her Pittsburgh Symphony program with two settings of Romeo & Juliet and a world premiere by John Corigliano.
The prolific and award-winning Sir Salman Rushdie rocked the Muslim world with his book, The Satanic Verses, resulting in a fatwa from Ayatollah Khomeini. During his years under protective custody, he continued to write. His most recent award-winning work is Shalimar the Clown. Rushdie will appear Feb. 27, 2008 at Heinz Hall.
A preview of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Forever Love," with Septime Webre's "Fluctuating Hemlines" and the world premiere of "Glint," by Point Park-trained choreographer Lauri Stallings, artist Christo Braun, and singer B. E. Taylor.
The PSO ends its 2008 European tour in Zagreb, Croatia. Jim reports on newspaper reviews, orchestra's health and mood, this tour's impact, future touring plans. Audio of Robert Radtke, Nikolai Lugansky, Beethoven, and Brahms.