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Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev
Manfred Honeck conducts suites from two of the greatest Russian ballet scores: Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet.
Chatham After Hours: Step Afrika
Like a tap dance without shoes, or a band without instruments, stepping is a percussive dance that uses kicks, stomps, claps, and chants-all linked to African and modern dance traditions. The first professional company devoted to stepping, DC's world-renowned Step Afrika!, brings high-energy performance to the stage.
The Boy Friend
Oh, to be young, rich, and beautiful, rollicking on the French Riviera in the carefree Roaring Twenties. That is, until you fall in love with a notable unsuitable boy. Or is he? The fun, flirty musical, The Boy Friend, has been an audience favorite for decades. Jack Allison directs.
Two,s company, three's a crowd... unless of course you're speaking of Chatham Baroque. Join us for our annual trio concert, showcasing the synergy and intimacy we enjoy daily as Pittsburgh's resident Baroque trio.
Lawrence Loh conducts L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1 by Bizet, Finlandia by Sibelius, and Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss. Free tickets available at www.pyso.org or 412-392-4900.
Blue-collar Buffalo meets beachfront splendor when Devon visits the sprawling Martha's Vineyard estate where her sister Simone works as a personal assistant. Simone's got a six-figure salary, a preppy boyfriend with a yacht, and a handsome clothing allowance—all courtesy of trophy wife Michaela, her boss. But when Michaela crashes sisters' weekend, Devon learns the price for the pampered life. Tracy Brigden directs.
The most shocking rock band ever. Literally. ArcAttack, a four-man performance group, plays classic hits with homemade, high-tech instruments, as well as more traditional instruments such as guitar and bass. ArcAttack is best known for its breakout appearance on America's Got Talent, where the group shocked everyone by using Tesla coils to perform a collection of rock songs.
Incidental Chamber Players
Works by Aram Khachaturian, Thomas Lang, Nancy Galbraith, and Francis Poulenc.
Sounds Upstairs: The Westerlies
This New York-based brass quartet is dedicated to a new repertoire in the narrowing gap between American folk music, jazz, classical, and indie rock.
Raquel Winnica Young & Benjamin Binder
Mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young and pianist Dr.Benjamin Binder will perform works by Guastavino, Faure, Brahms, Falla, Vivaldi, Cavalli and Handel. The recital is free to the public and will be followed by a reception.
String Quartet ETHEL
This program's centerpieces are ETHEL's own adaptation of Ennio Morricone's moving score to the 1986 film, The Mission, and quartet treatments of Jeff Buckley's Grace - his glorious, and tragically, only, completed studio album. Favorite ETHEL composers Mary Ellen Childs (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (S. Africa) and original music by members of ETHEL, fill out the program.
How I Learned What I Learned
Two years before his death, August Wilson wrote and performed this one-man play about the power of art and the power of possibility. Recently produced at New York's Signature Theatre and directed by Todd Kreidler, Wilson's friend and protege, How I Learned explores his days as a struggling young writer in Pittsburgh's Hill District and how the neighborhood and its people inspired his amazing cycle of plays about the African-American experience.
The River City Brass performs music from Riverdance, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Danny Boy, and favorites from those other Celtic nations: Scotland, Wales and ... Kentucky?!? They'll be well served with Scotland the Brave, Men of Harlech, and bluegrass. There will be Irish dancers, bagpipers, and Music Director James Gourlay won't be the only one wearing a kilt.
PBT presents three imaginative masterworks by world-renowned choreographers Jiřί Kylian, Mark Morris and Jerome Robbins. With live orchestral accompaniment, the program of Pittsburgh premieres contrasts the eloquent agility of Kylian's striking Petite Mort, the hilarity of Robbins' clever comedy, The Concert, and the signature wit and musicality of Morris in his playful ensemble ballet, Sandpaper Ballet.
The Pittsburgh Savoyards stage Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Mikado" or, "The Town of Titipu." Stage Director Nick Mitchell, Music Director Guy Russo, a fantastic cast and the Pittsburgh Savoyards Orchestra continue the Savoyard's 77th season with the best-loved Gilbert & Sullivan operetta.
Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara recorded the songs of Arctic birds, which became the soloists in his fascinating Concerto for Birds and Orchestra, Cantus Arcticus. A bird of a different feather, Stravinsky's The Firebird ballet made its young composer an international sensation. Manfred Honeck conducts the 1919 Firebird suite. The concert begins with Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and Principal Violist Randolph Kelly in Mozart's elegant Sinfonia Concertante.
The chant "2 legs bad – 4 legs good!" rings out in this theatrical experience with music adapted by Andrew Periale from George Orwell's story of animals who revolutionize a farm and a society. Melissa Grande directs.
Date: March 10, 2015
Venue: Benedum Center
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Single- $125 Donation
International Irish singing sensation and PBS live-concert phenonmenon, Celtic Woman, announces their Tenth Anniversary Tour!
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
Brit Floyd $100 single ticket, Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00pm, Benedum Center Credit card only, non-refundable