All Events | Starting Friday, January 18, 2013
Noseda & Concert Italia
The PSO's Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor, Gianandrea Noseda, conducts music from and inspired by his native Italy, including de Sabata's beautiful "The Night of Plàton" in its PSO debut. Benjamin Hochman will master that singular sensation, Ravel's demanding Piano Concerto for Left Hand. Finally, hear Richard Strauss's musical landscape, Aus Italien ("From Italy.")
The Nordic Sound: Sweden
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Berwald, Sjögren, Stenhammar, and Petersen-Berger in of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia.
Sarah Dessen is one of today's most popular young adult and teen writers. She says her best-selling books are inspired by the large group of girlfriends she had in high school. She'll be talking about her life and her journey to becoming a writer, and about her latest book, What Happened to Goodbye. (Ages 14+).
Peter Yarrow with Mustard's Retreat
As part of the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—Grammy winner Peter Yarrow has used music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Day is Done", "Light One Candle" and "The Great Mandala." platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.
A hit Broadway comedy by Theresa Rebeck, creator of SMASH. Enter Kate's sprawling, rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side where four aspiring young novelists meet weekly for a private writing seminar with Leonard, a literary bigwig with a penchant for harsh criticism. Insults fly, the truth stings, and relationships are made and broken as the group learns that the hardest part of writing fiction is facing the facts.
Enchantment Theatre's The Velveteen Rabbit
"When a child loves you for a long, long time...then you become Real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' literary classic. The magic of the Enchantment Theatre Company, complete with bunraku puppetry and masks, makes this charming tale of love and devotion an unforgettable theatrical experience for all ages. Music lovers will swoon for the Grammy-nominated soundtrack by award-winning composer and arranger Don Sebesky. Co-presented with The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.
34th Annual Young Artist Competition
The public is invited to attend as fifteen college-age musicians living or attending college from within a 25-mile radius of Butler compete to appear as the soloist on the BCSO's March 9 concert. Free-will donations will support next year's competition.
The Tender Land
Inspired by the photos of Walker Evans, The Tender Land is Aaron Copland's coming-of-age opera about Laurie Moss, an innocent but ambitious Midwestern farm girl. When Martin, a handsome drifter finds work on her grandparents' farm, she must choose between the familiar comforts of agrarian life and the siren call of the great wide world. Gregory Lehane directs, Gil Rose conducts.
Ted Pappas directs this grand Tony Award-winning Best Musical. 1776 presents the heroes of the American Revolution like you’ve never seen them before – in rousing songs and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. The stakes have never been higher as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin wrangle to get everyone on the same page; namely, the Declaration of Independence. Theatrical fireworks fly in this thrilling story of how we went from 13 colonies, to these United States of America.
The Nordic Sound: Vocal music from Iceland, Finland & Norway
Chatham's Faculty/ Guest Artist Recital series features bass-baritone Keith Reed and pianist Walter Morales in Scandinavian songs.
Mozart's Symphony #40
In his PSO debut, England's Michael Francis conducts Mozart's Symphony #40 is easily one of the most recognizable and popular pieces of classical music. Christian Tetzlaff also debuts with the PSO in Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. Like "The Moldau," "Sárka" is one of six movements from Smetana's beloved Má vlast or “My Country.” Janáček’s symphonic rhapsody orchestrates the famed story of Taras Bulba, his sons and their journeys in the Ukraine.