All Events | Starting Friday, September 5, 2014
From Bach to Gershwin @ Eden Hall
An evening of elegant melodies from Bach to Gershwin will feature renowned Brazilian soprano and Pittsburgh resident Lilly Abreu, described by the Los Angeles Times as "... crystal clear soprano voice and dramatic persona." Ms. Abreu performs with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Chatham faculty pianist Pauline Rovkah amid a backdrop of rolling fields, forests, and apple orchard.
First Fridays at the Frick - Sean Jones Quartet
Sean Jones, the world-renowned trumpeter and Duquesne University Associate Professor of Jazz Studies, is one of the most expressive, versatile and gifted players and composers of his generation. In addition to being a lead trumpeter for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jones has performs with his own groups in the U.S. and abroad.
As You Like It
Boy (Orlando) meets girl (Rosalind). Girl dresses as boy (Ganymede). Boy and girl act out courtship while everyone in the Forest of Arden falls in love. But whose love is true? This romantic comedy has something for everyone--as you like it! Pittsburgh's intrepid troupe brings laughter and audience engagement for all ages.
Sounds Upstairs - Fifth Avenue Strings
This talented high school string quartet will perform classical, folk and fiddle favorites!
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
The PSO's Monday Night Neighborhood Series begins with the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass performing a program of spiritual works and readings exploring the spiritual nature and influences on music. Concerts are free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved online. The series is part of the Music for the Spirit Program and is curated and arranged by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians.
Parallel Lives - The Glue Factory Fall Project 2014
We carry the world in our pockets. We overlook those across the table while simultaneously texting others across the globe -- reaching out endlessly, hoping for more. Award-winning choreographer Beth Corning directs and dances the world premiere of Parallel Lives, her evening-length, multi-disciplinary dancetheater duet co-starring Bessie award-winning dancer Arthur Aviles (former principal with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane). Set design is by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts "Artist of the Year" Akiko Kotani and lighting by Australian designer Iain Court. Co-presented with the New Hazlett Theater.
Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh
The newly-established Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh performs works by Mozart, Barber and Tchaikovsky in its free inaugural concert conducted by Edward Leonard.
Carmen de Lavallade -- "As I Remember It"
As I Remember It is an intimate portrait of the legendary artist Carmen de Lavallade told through dance, film and her personal writings. Created by Ms. de Lavallade in collaboration with director Joe Grifasi and co-writer/dramaturg Talvin Wilks, this hour-long original work traces a career that spans over seven decades and reflects on what is remembered and what is forgotten.
Eve Apart is a new multi-media musical production that plumbs the era of Lilith and Lucifer and reimagines the Genesis story. Each act explores layered and primal themes of feminine power. With a libretto by Pittsburgher Kip Soteres, composer Tim Hinck interweaves influences from prehistoric rhythms to lush neo-impressionism to high-tech, futuristic tones and ambient electronica. Conductor Federico Garcia-De Castro leads a cast featuring soprano Desiree Soteres.