All Events | Starting Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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.
Letters From the 19th Century: Music for 4 Voices and 2 Pianos
The Liebeslieder Walzer by Johannes Brahms, and works by Schubert, Schumann and Strauss. Singers Lara Lynn Cotrill, Raquel Winnica Young, Robert Frankenberry and Peter Bianchi perform with pianists Billie Jo Miller and Jack Kurutz. The venues are private homes in Beechview, Beaver and Fox Chapel.
Gala Concert with Anne-Sophie Mutter
Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for a spectacular Gala opening to the PSO's 2014-2015 season featuring Bruch's Violin Concerto #1 and popular pieces by Smetana, Sibelius, Strauss, and Prokofiev.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Under the direction of Andres Cardenes, the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic will feature Joshua Burca on Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto in D Minor. Also on the program: Maurice Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, Veljo Tormis' Overture #2, and selections from Sergei Prokofiev's orchestral suites from Romeo and Juliet.
A meeting of Symphony East, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will have entertainment provided by a brass quartet featuring the PSO's Charles Lirette and Chad Winkler, trumpets; James Nova, trombone; and Joseph Rounds, horn.
Pittsburgh Chamber Players
The Pittsburgh Chamber Players play Brahms's Clarinet Quintet, Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major with its famous slow "Dumka" movement, and the world premiere of David Stock's "Klezmer Dreams." Members include Noah Bendix-Balgley & Jennifer Orchard, violins; Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola; Lorna McGhee, flute; Ron Samuels, clarinet; Mikhail Istomin, cello; and Eugene Sirotkine, piano.