All Events | Starting Saturday, October 11, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Casablanca - A Cinematic Symphony Event
Fall in love all over again when the PSO presents "Casablanca," a symphonic cinema event. This 1942 film classic tells the dramatic story of a man torn between love and virtue and features iconic performances by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. Experience Casablanca on the HD big screen with Max Steiner's Oscar-nominated score played live by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Here's looking at you, kid!
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.
Every Voice! Benefit
Support the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts while enjoying wine, hors d'oeuvres, fine desserts and beautiful music by Klezlectic. The evening will also include a Fund-A-Need for Scholarship and a live auction with opportunities for extravagant get-aways
Opening Night Celebration
The ESO's 27th season powerful opening night celebration conducted by Walter Morales features soloist Andrew Sords in Sibelius's transcendental Violin Concerto. Beethoven’s dramatic Coriolan Overture and Brahms's romantic Third Symphony complete this festive evening.
Grand & Glorious
Pittsburgh Opera opens its 76th season with a 'Grand & Glorious' concert of vocal and orchestral fireworks from Rigoletto, Pagliacci, Norma, La forza del destino, Cavalleria Rusticana, Die Meistersinger, and more. Opera stars Marianne Cornetti, Angela Meade and Carl Tanner perform with Resident Artists and the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra conducted by Antony Walker.
Hillman Halloween Spooktacular
The Hillman welcomes Illusionists Ted and Marion Outerbridge in "Clockwork Mysteries" as they guide the audience through a bizarre and fascinating journey through time, with the help of a Victorian time machine. Often hailed as the "most successful magic act in Canada," the Outerbridges' stun spectators with their magical race against time. The Spooktacular will include a haunted hayride, bounce houses, late-nite music, kettle corn and more.
A Musical Banquet
A table is set - a band of eight players at your service. Come and partake of a sumptuous feast of 17th-century string music for this Emily Norman Davidson Memorial Concert. The menu includes Bertali's Tausend Gulden & Prothimia Suavissima, Biber's Mensa Sonora, Schein's Banchetto Musicale, and Schmelzer's Harmonia a Cinque served up by the trio with guest artists Allison Edberg, Baroque Violin; Kristen Linfante, Karina Schmitz & Matt Hettinga, Viola; and Adam Pearl, Chamber Organ.