Just Back: Sharon Isbin, from Pittsburgh

Just Back: Sharon Isbin, from Pittsburgh

Dean Kaufman Sharon Isbin at Heinz Hall. Dean Kaufman
Dean Kaufman Sharon Isbin at Heinz Hall.
Dean Kaufman
"The most amazing view of the three rivers that divide the city..."

Sharon IsbinOCCUPATION Classical guitarist HOME BASE New York SHOWTIME The Minnesota-born musician recently performed at historic Heinz Hall (600 Penn Ave.; 412/392-4900; www.pittsburghsymphony.org). "It's a magnificently renovated 1920's movie theater with lots of marble, crystal, and gold leaf," Isbin says. ON THE BILL Accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Isbin performed the Concerto de Gaudi, a flamenco-inflected work written for her by Christopher Rouse, the PSO's composer. "The piece is the musical equivalent of a Dalí painting," she says. riding high "Whenever I'm in Pittsburgh, I love taking the Monongahela Incline (www.ridegold.com; $4 round-trip) up Mount Washington," Isbin says. "You get the most amazing view of the three rivers that divide the city." —PETER WEBSTER

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