All Events | Starting Thursday, October 2, 2014
Choral Music Workshop & Concert
Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones directs Bethany's first Choral Music Workshop and Concert, The Workshop Concert will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 at 5:00 pm.
A world premiere arrangement, featuring you, led by PNME's new Directorof Education Jennie Dorris. PNME flutist Lindsey Goodman will perform works by Pittsburgh's Eric Moe and Roger Dannenberg, and new PNME Board member -- pianist, composer, and blogger Linda Kernohan (a.k.a. Ms. Music Nerd) -- will give a special performance. Desserts will be served. Register for Free admission at pnme.org.
Arts Day of Giving
The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and The Pittsburgh Foundation team up again to support more than 150 arts organizations and artists with their Arts Day of Giving from 6 am until midnight. During this 18-hour opportunity, you can log on to www.pittsburghgives.org and donate online to arts non-profits. Each donation from $15 to $1,000 will be partially matched, making your dollars go even further.
The Glass Menagerie
The fading Southern belle, Amanda Wingfield; her sensitive daughter, Laura, who collects figurines that catch the light; their hopes for the Gentleman Caller who comes to pay a visit. These are Tom's memories of his family. After the recent acclaimed Broadway revival, The Public launches its 40th anniversary "Season of Legends" with a new production of Williams' classic -- the first play ever staged by this company.
James Gourlay directs music inspired by legends, sagas, fairy tales and heroic deeds. Enter a multi-media world of Hobbits, Wizards and evil goblins with music from The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Imagine the Roman Legions in Respighi's The Pines of Rome and have your heart lifted by some of America’s greatest marches.
Meridian Arts Brass Ensemble
Meridian's five brass players and a percussionist comprise America's leading brass group exploring the music of today. They'll feature Andrew Rindfleisch's "In the Zone" and "Four Fanfares for Two Trumpets," and his arrangements of music by Stephen Foster, James Thornton, and Walter Kollo. Rindfleisch will be in attendance. Meridian also plays music by Pitt faculty composer Amy Williams, David Felder and Giovanni Gabrieli.
Student Choreography Project
The 2 pm and 8 pm performances on Oct. 4 will be streamed LIVE. This edgy and inspired concert features selections from a variety of dance genres by some of Conservatory Dance Company’s most promising young artists. "Til the End," choreographed and performed by John O'Neill and Jennifer Florentino for the Student Choreography Project was chosen for the National College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center.
Are You Still There?
Separated by streets, ideas, and lifetimes, we meet through dropped calls that ring off walls and reach for a clear connection. Why do we hold onto that fading line that leaves us asking, "Are You Still There?" This world premiere dance performance features original, live music by Ian Green.
Book of Ezra
Playwrights founder and producing artistic director Mark Clayton Southers will direct the premiere of a one-man play, Book of Ezra, written and performed by spoken word artist and national slam poet Leslie Ezra Smith. Book of Ezra chronicles his coming of age and consciousness – growing up as a Black man in America.
Music Director & Conductor Matthew Kraemer gegins the season with the Capriccio Espagnole by Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo with guest guitarist Nicholas Goluses, Alborada del Gracioso by Ravel, Carmen Suite #1 by Bizet, and The Three-Cornered Hat Suite #2 by De Falla. Maestro Kraemer gives a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 pm.
French and Belgian Music for Violin and piano
An afternoon of works by Leclaire, Ysaye, Franck, and Ravel. Featuring Cyrus Forough, violin; Sung Im Kim, piano.
Faith & Fate: Beethoven's Mass in C and Brahms' Schicksalslied
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra accompanies the Mendelssohn Choir in Brahms and Beethoven conducted by Betsy Burleigh. Brahms' Schicksalslied, or Song of Fate, takes us from heavenly bliss to the dramatic depths of despair, bemoaning the unpredictability of our earthly existence. Beethoven's Mass in C Major is an unexpectedly peaceful and sublime expression of faith from the stormy iconoclast.
Guest Recital: Nancy Allen, harp
Principal Harpist of the New York Philharmonic, Nancy Allen will give a guest recital featuring the works of Respighi, Faure, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin, and more.
The Story Collider: Reactions
Five Carnegie Mellon students will share the true, personal stories behind their research. Adam struggles to save his sea urchins from the polar vortex. Casey's in the middle of the ocean when the ship's internet breaks, and Matineh reacts to a change in culture when her research moves her from Iran to Pittsburgh. The result is a funny and touching show.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents one of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Linda Eder, as part of the TRUST Cabaret Series. Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz. As the tragic character "Lucy" in the Broadway musical JEKYLL & HYDE, Eder blew the roof off each night as she belted out "Someone Like You" and "A New Life," and was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination.
The Pinchpenny Phantom of the Opera
By Dave Reiser & Jack Sharkey. Gaston, proprietor and star tenor of a tacky opera house, can only afford a chorus of two and one guest soprano per opera. The guest sopranos keep succumbing to ghastly fates such as strangulation, electrocution, enraged bulls, banana peelings underfoot, poison fleas, falling chandeliers and hypothermia. Why? Because the Phantom wants Pristine to star– and at the rate he bumps off her rivals, she'll soon be the only soprano in grand opera!
"Something wicked this way comes," says one witch as Macbeth approaches. As Macbeth's ambition grows, fueled by the prophecies of the three witches, he and his Lady begin a campaign of devastation and death to secure the throne of Scotland. How far will they go to satisfy the blossoming wickedness in their hearts? If you enjoy Game of Thrones, Macbeth will thrill you. Alan Stanford directs Shakespeare's shortest tragedy.