Tchaikovsky: The man of the hour in Pittsburgh
Looking for a cool adventure with a lot of great music? It’s
time to head to Pittsburgh. They’re
having a Tchaikovsky festival from February 2 through 12 . The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
is then bringing an all-Tchaikovsky concert to Morgantown
on February 13, but if you want to get beyond the concert hall, Pittsburgh
is the place to be.
They're presenting a conference, movies, lectures, cylinder recordings, masterclasses,
chamber music, song recitals, and orchestra concerts – it’s a cool opportunity
to explore Tchaikovsky's music and life, whether you can make just an event or two,
or want to spend days immersed in all things Tchaikovsky.
You can start here by listening to interviews with several of festival participants.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck
discusses the concert in Morgantown
and the festival in Pittsburgh:
Dr. Richard Kogan, a psychiatrist and musician, presents
about “Tchaikovsky: Music and Melancholy.” Listen to Kogan discuss these
connections and his approach to combining psychiatry and music:
Maestro Gianandrea Noseda
Richard Chamberlain as Tchaikovsky in Ken Russell's movie "The Music Lovers" (1970)