Cultural, Community, Information en Newport Jazz Festival: Vijay Iyer Trio <p><strong>Airs Monday, July 28 at 8 p.m. </strong>Vijay Iyer might be a genius. He has a master's degree in physics, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Technology and the Arts from Berkeley. He's also a largely self-taught pianist — and a powerhouse player at that — and composer for string quartet, theatre, film, orchestra, spoken-word multimedia, free improvisation, ESPN commercials, etc. And as a jazz bandleader, his quartets and trios translate his post-idiomatic artistic outlook into spiky, supercharged songs. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 47563 at Newport Jazz Festival: Vijay Iyer Trio Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014 <p><strong>Airs Monday, July 28 at 11 a.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony pianist Shai Wosner will join maestro Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos for a performance of Mozart's wonderful Piano Concerto No. 15 and then Mr. Wosner will give us a delightful rendition of Franz Schubert’s Hungarian Melody. The concert will open with Mozart’s Serenade No. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 47419 at Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2014 America Abroad: The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East <div><strong>Airs Sunday, July 27 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Film, music and art are often the best ways to capture the will and the mood of the people in times of turmoil. Art sometimes has the power to move millions where politics fails. So in this program we attempt to identify some prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa and in South Asia and evaluate their take on liberal ideals, on sectarian violence, on terrorism and how they're being received by audiences in both the Arab and Muslim communities and in the West.</span></div><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:00:00 +0000 47416 at America Abroad: The Power of Art in a Changing Middle East LA Opera On The Air: Verdi's Falstaff <div><strong>Airs Saturday, July 26 at 12 noon. </strong>I<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n honor of Verdi’s </span>200th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece&nbsp;</span>Falstaff<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 47413 at LA Opera On The Air: Verdi's Falstaff Caravan: The Brazil Connection <div><strong>Airs Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the Caravan we feature new tracks from David Gray, Yellow Red Sparks, Doug Gillard, Dot Hacker, and Sweet Honey in the Rock plus some guitar driven blues from Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, and Tito and the Tarantula. In our second hour we travel South of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Border for a look at the Brazil Connection and this week in our final hour you'll find us at The Meeting Pool.</span></div><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 47511 at Caravan: The Brazil Connection