The Mountaintop - Jan 29, 2014

Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning play, "The Mountaintop," reimagines the final night of Martin Luther King's life in Room 306 of the Lorraine motel in Memphis. Albert Jones plays Dr. King, and Bianca LaVerne Jones plays the sassy (but fictional) hotel maid Camae, who comes to bring him coffee, and stays to guide him through some late-night soul-searching.

Manfred Honeck - Jan 29, 2014

PSO Music Director Manfred Honeck talks about a program of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms featuring pianist Helene Grimaud, and about a benefit concert he will conduct organized by PSO musicians to support music education.

Wade Russo on "Company" - Jan 26, 2014

Stephen Sondheim's Manhattan musical "Company" is directed by Pittsburgh Public Theater's Ted Pappas through Feb. 23rd. Musical Director F. Wade Russo analyzes the songs and dramatic themes of this centerpiece of Pittsburgh Public Theater's "Masterpiece" season.

Lawrence Loh on The Music of John Williams - Jan 25, 2014

PSO Resident Conductor and self-professed John Williams "fanboy" Lawrence Loh talks about the selections he chose for Pops concerts featuring a few lesser-known excerpts from Williams' movie scores as well as the hits. He also tells Jim Cunningham about some extra stage trappings that pump up the fun factor for these concerts.

Pianist & conductor Ian Hobson - Jan 23, 2014

Classical music fans could literally be all aTwitterâ„¢ on Jan. 27th, when Ian Hobson conducts and solos with the Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra at a concert with a designated section of "Tweet Seats." Mr. Hobson talks about the program and his ties with CMU's Andres Cardenes.

Jayne Adair re: Ayelet Waldman - Jan 22, 2014

Jayne Adair, of the Pgh Arts & Lectures series previews the Jan. 27th visit of writer Ayelet Waldman, wife of novelist Michael Chabon, who'll speak about her essay, Bad Mother, and her upcoming novel, Love and Treasure, which re-frames the tragic story of WW2's Hungarian gold train, found abandoned and filled with treasure.


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