All Events | Starting Saturday, October 18, 2014
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Music on the Edge Chamber Orchestra
Roger Zahab conducts a contemporary music concert including a golden string by Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music), Toru Takemitsu's The Dorian Horizon, and Zahab's own Evening on 57th Street for solo violin and strings with the composer as soloist and guest conductor Rob Frankenberry.
Major Winners Recital
Violinist Shanrong Tuo plays part of Beethoven's "Eroica" Sonata and the Fantasie by Messaien with pianist Sung Im Kim. Pianist Dimitri Papadimitriou plays Book II of "Images" by Debussy and Prelude #1 by Gershwin.
Jerry Grcevich Tamburitza Orchestra
Jerry has dedicated his life to promoting tambura culture in America and abroad, maintaining and elevating the standards of musical excellence established by Europe's leading tambura orchestras. His vast repertoire broadens the appeal of this music to every nationality.
The Brass Roots: Symphonic Spectacular
The Brass Roots' concert titled "Symphonic Spectacular" highlights great moments from the orchestral repertoire. This music truly captures the power of brass, featuring composers such as Mahler and Mussorgsky. The Brass Roots was founded by four musicians who had collaborated while pursuing graduate degrees at Carnegie Mellon University and who have since recruited some of the most capable musicians in the Steel City.
Pianist Rick Purcell and vocalist Shari Richards perform Songs from the Great American Songbook for Symphony East, an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Robert J. Lacovic, piano
Johnstown's Robert J. Lacovic of will perform piano works by contemporary Spanish composers and classics from earlier periods by Scarlatti, Debussy, De Falla, Rachmaninoff and Joaquin Turina.
Benjamin Britten's The Beggar's Opera
The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music adapted by Benjamin Britten in 1948. The Beggar's Opera is widely considered Gay's best known work. Philip Walsh, conductor; Dan Rigazzi, stage director.
A Chorus Line
During the course of a midsummer night in the post-Civil War South, Miss Julie, the young daughter of a plantation owner, seeks to escape her cramped uptight life by trying to seduce one of her father's former slaves. What begins as a flirtatious grappling for power between the two quickly escalates into a sexual relationship which has dark consequences. This new adaptation by Mark Clayton Southers mixes race into the dangerous cocktail of class and gender politics that Strindberg exploded onstage, restoring the sense of shock and outrage with which audiences greeted the play's original premiere. Andrew Paul directs.
Art Show and Sale
More than 150 diverse paintings, drawings, fiber art, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media pieces by over 60 local artists will be on view. Jurors were the renowned Pittsburgh sculptor Thaddeus Mosley, and artist, photographer, and gallery owner Mark Panza.
Featuring Elise DePasquale, flute; Rachael Stutzman, clarinet; Katie Palumbo, piano.
Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier returns to lead Grieg's popular Peer Gynt suite. Principal Flutist Lorna McGhee solos in Nielsen's Flute Concerto. Sibelius' romantic Symphony No. 5, the composer’s reaction to the musical modernism of his time, closes this program.
Ain't Misbehavin' Gala
Join Belle Voci of Pittsburgh at the "Speakeasy" at this year's Ain't Misbehavin' Gala, featuring the Joe Negri Trio, a cocktail reception and auction, and choral performances by Belle Voci, Duquesne University's Voices of Spirit and Fox Chapel Area High School's Vulpes Cantantes. Jon Burnett will emcee.
The PBT Orchestra accompanies the fairytale splendor of The Sleeping Beauty. Resting at the pinnacle of classical ballet, good conquers evil in the beloved story of Princess Aurora's enchanted slumber. Set to one of Tchaikovsky's most celebrated scores, The Sleeping Beauty's legendary Rose Adagio scene ranks among the most spellbinding sequences in classical ballet.
Jose Ramos Santana, piano
Born in Puerto Rico, Jose Ramos Santana performs a wide and diverse repertoire while being an acknowledged master of Spanish music. Mr. Ramos Santana has appeared as a guest soloist with such major orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony.