All Events | Starting Friday, October 10, 2014
A Night in Spain
Israeli conductor Omer Meir Wellber makes his Pittsburgh debut, leading Tchaikovsky’s virtuosic Manfred Symphony. Wellber is joined by the charismatic young Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas, in the beloved Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo. The program opens with Debussy's charming Petite suite, inspired by the poetry of Paul Verlaine.
Songs from Home
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra premieres Mark Stanley Fromm's Frick Gates, which highlights the four stone gatehouses of Frick Park, all designed by the architect of the Jefferson Memorial. Edward Leonard also conducts Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante and Dvorak's epic Symphony #9 "From the New World."
The Savoyards begin their 77th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Sorcerer."
A Marvelous Party
A retrospective revue of standards from the '30s, '40s, and early '50s by Cole Porter, Rogers and Hammerstein and more, performed by Sewickley Academy alumni and students. members of the 8:40 and 7:40 theater groups, and local singers. RSVP online. Shows at 5:30 and 8:40 pm.
Aspen/Santa Fe Ballet
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's bold vision focuses on presenting groundbreaking work from the world’s most exciting, emerging choreographers. Square None, by Norbert De La Cruz III, is an ambitious and expansive piece that explores themes of youth and naivete. Beautiful Mistake, by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, expertly exhibits the gorgeous physicality of this incredible company through dynamic partnering. In Heart(s)pace by company-favorite Nicolo Fonte, the stage glows with exuberant light and color in an abstract piece illuminating the importance of touch.
Opening City Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season is "Outside Mullingar" by John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony-winning author of "Moonstruck" and "Doubt." This comedy tells the story of Tony Reilly, an aging Irish cattle farmer and widower, who threatens to leave his family's farm to an American nephew instead of his own son, Anthony. That is, until neighbor Rosemary steps in with a long-held family secret that could change Anthony’s fate and her own.
Sergey Schepkin, piano
Sergey Schepkin, Associate Professor of Piano at Carnegie Mellon University, will perform J. S. Bach's Six Keyboard Partitas, BWV 825-830. Free admission.
Robert Gruca, guitar
The Pittsburgh Classical Guitar Society presents Robert Gruca, who covers a wide range of solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire. Possessing powerful musical interpretation and complete technical command over his instrument, he has earned first prizes at the Columbus State Guitar Symposium Competition, the Appalachian State Guitar Festival Competition, and others.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
With guest conductor and pianist Barry Douglas, the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic will perform Joseph Haydn's Symphony #88 in G Major, Beethoven's Piano Concerto #2 in B-Flat Major, and Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony #4.
Hailed by the Chicago Tribute as "a gifted young pianist who is going places," Korean pianist Ji (formerly known as Ji-Yong) made his Alice Tully Hall debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke's in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. His recital program includes Bach, Schumann, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky.
Debussy for Pianists and Piano Teachers
At its annual meeting, the Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association presents Henry Spinelli, Chatham University Professor Emeritus, discussing "Debussy for the Pianist." Open to the public.
60th Annual Diamond Horseshoe Ball
This grande dame of galas features a cocktail reception, performances by the Resident Artists of Pittsburgh Opera, live and silent auctions, dancing to the music of In The Mood, and more.
Roberto Clemente was more than just a baseball player. He was a legend. A hero. Golden Glover. World Series champ. And a selfless humanitarian. This world premiere musical by Alki Steriopoulos tells the unforgettable story of the life and death of Hall of Famer Clemente, as well as the three women instrumental in molding him – his mother, Dona Luisa, his wife, Vera, and his doting sister, Anairis.
Heroes and Villains
The battle between good and evil begins! Armed with epic music from stage and screen, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lucas Richman, guest vocalist Sheena Easton and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Student Chorale (Christine Hestwood, director) will once more save the day with notes that fly faster than a speeding bullet.