PSO Musicians Grow Deep Roots

Two PSO musicians plant roots in the Pittsburgh community by Susanne Park For PSO bassist John Moore and bassoonist David Sogg, trees are especially important. As players of two of the largest wooden musical instruments, a lot of trees go into making their music possible. But beyond that, John and David know how important trees…

Musicians of the PSO in Vietnam

By John Moore, PSO Bassist   The country of Vietnam is experiencing an economic transformation and optimism infuses every aspect of life, including classical music. Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violinist Zhan Shu, cellist Bronwyn Banerdt, and I were invited to participate in a two week musical and cross cultural journey in Vietnam this past August, where…

Rust Never Sleeps

By Jack Howell   One could be forgiven for thinking that it is easy. When Pittsburgh Symphony Principal Horn Bill Caballero picks an impossibly pure, liquid tone out of thin air to begin a solo like the second movement of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony (purchase it here), it may seem that the only possible explanation is…