All Events | Starting Sunday, October 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music Scores, Books, CDs & DVDs Sale
A variety of genres and formats available at crazy low (or at least completely reasonable) prices in the International Poetry Room on the 2nd floor.
A faculty recital of music from China, Bulgaria, France, Russia and Italy performed by pianist David Allen Wehr, cellist Adam Liu, bass-baritone Guenko Guechev, mezzo-soprano Xiu-Ru Liu and Cello Fury.
Alkan 200th Anniversary Concert
Pianist Eric Dzugan and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh directed by Betsy Burleigh perform a Halloween-themed concert celebrating composer Charles-Valentin Alkan and his beloved deceased pet parrot, Jaco. The program includes Alkan's smaller piano works ("the many facets of Alkan"), then a large scale work, and finally a section titled "the Funereal and the Grotesque."
Karkowska Sisters Duo
Anna, virtuoso violinist and Kasha, concert pianist, will entertain you with an extraordinary program of virtuosity and laughter -- full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories and comedy.
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.
St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church presents the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble. The acclaimed vocal quartet will perform a selection of Russian sacred and folk music. Freewill donation suggested.