All Events | Starting Sunday, January 6, 2013
Candlelight Epiphany Concert
A contemplative concert by candlelight celebrates the feast of the Epiphany. The Pittsburgh Camerata, a professional a capella chamber choir sings under the direction of Rebecca Rollett, whose imaginative programming over the past decade has been recognized repeatedly by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as “remarkable.”
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
(Ages 3-10) Michael Rosen's award-winning book We're Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join our intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure - plus a few special surprises!
Freya String Quartet & Arabesque Winds
The Freya String Quartet joins forces with the nationally-touring Arabesque Winds in an intimate concert featuring masterworks by Gyorgy Ligeti and Bohuslav Martinu alongside the music of Alia Musica members Matt Heap, Federico Garcia, Lenny Young and Ivan Jimenez. The program highlights Martinu's rarely-performed Nonet, a quirky and pastoral work that requires both ensembles to perform in tandem.
Budapest on the Bluff: String Theory
This all-string program ranges from the playfulness of "Papa", Haydn's recollection of the Gypsy dances of his youth, through the harrowing intensity of Kodály's monumental work for solo cello (featuring Adam Liu), reveling in the lushness of Dohnányi's virtually unknown Violin Sonata, ending with the affectionate and affecting Rumanian Dances of Bartók and the devilish showpiece Tzigane (Gypsy). PSO Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley makes his highly-anticipated debut "on the Bluff."
Young Artists Competition
Registration deadline: Jan. 21. Westmoreland Symphony's Young Artists Competition is open to classical instrumentalists and vocalists who reside or study in Westmoreland County and have not yet graduated from high school. Students compete for performance opportunities and cash prizes. Details online.
Music 101: Gianandrea Noseda
An informal lunchtime lecture by the PSO's charming guest conductor Gianandrea Noseda.
Italian cellist Enrico Dindo makes his PSO debut with a concerto Shostakovich composed for famed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Dvořák’s Symphony #7, an ambitious work that reflects on the political struggles in the composer's native Bohemia.
Four Nations - Court and Concert
The musical worlds of Couperin and Leclair contrast the prized and refined tastes of the court and the more theatrical and volatile tastes of the newly founded public concert stage. Join Four Nations as they explore this crunchy mix of earthly pleasures.