All Events | Starting Friday, May 11, 2012
Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival
This annual event showcases films and filmmakers with origins in India, Japan, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Iran, and more, beginning with a gala opening-night event and screening of “The Lady,” a film about Burmese opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi. Festival venues include the Harris Theater, Melwood Screening Room, and Regent Square Theater.
An American in Paris
Manfred Honeck closes the Paris Festival with Stravinsky's vibrant ballet Pétrouchka, created for the Ballets Russes in Paris. Then, hear the jazz-infused Cello Concerto by Swiss-born Arthur Honegger featuring PSO Principal Cellist Anne Martindale Williams. George Gershwin's An American in Paris captures the composer's own experience of the bustling streets of Paris.
A Wrinkle in Time
Before Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time was the delightful story about the adventures of Meg and her family and the battle between good and evil, the control of the universe and the ultimate triumph of love. Come see the fusion of science, technology and the arts come alive before your eyes.
Masterworks IV: Sohn Shines
Violin sensation Livia Sohn joins André Raphel and the WSO in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D. This season finale also includes Berlioz' Overture to Benvenuto Cellini, Prokofiev's "Classical" Symphony #1, and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Suite #2.
Impressionism in a New Light: From Monet to Steiglitz
This exhibition of more than 150 works features many of the most important artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, exploring the radical nature of the Impressionist movement and the visual dialog between these artists and Pictorialist photographers of the era. The show includes works by Cassatt, Cezanne, Degas, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Demachy, Stieglitz, Steichen, White, and others.
Come On, Let's Praise the Lord In Song!
This Pittsburgh Gospel Choir concert is dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen (with some in attendance) and will feature special guest artistJoe Negri on guitar. Gospel songs will include: Psalm 8, Order My Steps, and I Opened My Mouth to the Lord.
A Grand Finale
Istvan Jaray conducts the season finale featuring the Gloria by Vivaldi, and the Choral Fantasy by Beethoven, with pianist Marina Lupinacci and the Johnstown Symphony Chorus.
Across the Seas
Walter Morales conducts Gershwin's An American in Paris, a new arrangement of Ellington's Sophisticated Lady, Eric Ewazen's Western Fanfares for Brass and Percussion, and short, fun favorites by Leroy Anderson including The Typewriter.
Mother's Day Concert in Somerset
Music Director Istvan Jaray conducts the 12th annual JSO Mother's Day Concert in Somerset, featuring light classical favorites and "the boy with the golden voice," 11-year-old singer Shane Treloar. Every mother receives a flower, courtesy of Somerset Trust Company.
Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art
Persad Center's 'Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art' auction and reception brings together the work of more than 200 local, regional, and international artists who donate original art and sculpture. The event includes delicacies from top restaurants, the best entertainment in the city, and a diverse audience.
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group's show is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group reaches people of all ages, languages, and cultures.
SOLD OUT! Music for the Spirit
SOLD OUT! Manfred Honeck conducts an ensemble of PSO principals and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in sacred choruses by Handel, Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and Haydn, as well as instrumental works by Ravel, Bloch and Mozart interspersed with Old Testament readings. Featured soloists include Anne Martindale Williams, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Michael Rusinek, Andrey Nemzer and Gregg Baker.
Music Director Edward Leonard conducts Berlioz' Roman Carnival Overture, several Italian opera scenes with tenor Robert Frankenberry, Mendelssohn's Symphony #4 “Italian” and Respighi's Fountains of Rome.