Flutist Lindsey Goodman performs works by Kaija Saariaho and the world premiere by Jorge Sosa on the national anthems this weekend! Lindsey shares with us her own family history and heritage:Read More
Our concertmaster, Sandro Leal-Santiesteban hasn't always lived in Pittsburgh. He emigrated to the US from Havana, Cuba, with one goal in mind: music.Read More
I did not grow up in Pittsburgh but I really appreciate its celebration of so many cultures and ethnicities!
My father was a Latvian immigrant. He came to the United States by ship across the Atlantic around age 11, knowing only two phrases in English: “Where is the restroom?” and “I don’t speak English.”Read More
Baritone Lucky Rattan performs with our Festival Chorus for the first time with the national anthems. He graciously shared with us his mother’s immigration story and reflections on his cultural identity:
“I am a first-generation American of Laotian descent. Growing up, I never realized and therefore never appreciated the great sacrifices that my mother made to come to the US.Read More