All Events | Starting Friday, February 22, 2013
This restyled event showcases the versatile Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists in Broadway numbers, novelty songs, show tunes, and hilarious surprises. The Opera's George R. White Studio becomes an intimate New York City-style cabaret, and emcee and pianist Mark Trawka brings his devilish sense of humor to each performance.
Dialogues of the Carmelites
Duquesne's Opera Workshop (Guenko Guechev, director) presents Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites."
Whispers of Light: A Story of Hope
A world-premiere ballet by Maria Caruso in two acts, in tribute to The Highmark Caring Place. With an original score by Nancy Galbraith, the ballet is based on stories of the children themselves, examining the grieving process of children who are experiencing the loss of a parent or loved one.
Asteria - Renaissance Love Songs
Asteria burst on the national scene in 2004, winning Early Music America's Unicorn Prize and praise from the New York Times. The duo of Eric Redlinger (tenor and lute) and Sylvia Rhyne (soprano) brings out the passion and emotional impact of late medieval and Renaissance songs.
A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics
This exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.
Free concert in a cabaret setting, featuring vocalists from the Bach Choir.
Special Anniversary Concert: Chanticleer
The 20th anniversary season of Music in a Great Space culminates with the return of the ever-popular, Grammy-winning Chanticleer, known the world over as "an orchestra of voices." "The world's reigning male chorus," praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its "tonal luxuriance and crisply etched clarity," returns with choral music from around the world, of the highest quality.
Academy Chamber Ensemble - All-Mozart Concert
The Academy Chamber Ensemble, directed by Warren Davidson, will perform a duo for violin and viola, two charming works for flute and strings, and the sublime String Quintet in C major. The informal evening will include interesting tales of Mozart's life and the particular origins of these compositions.
BYOB - Shakespeare's Ghosts
Bring Your Own Bard is PSIP’s informal scene night. Professional actors and non-actors read favorite Shakespeare. Feb. 25th will feature pieces about ghosts, goblins, witches, and other creatures of the night: the ghost of a murdered father, a spirit who invites himself to dinner, goblins wreaking mischief and witches chanting obscure prophecy.
What do Scottish, Irish, and Kentucky Bluegrass music have in common? They share the five-note bagpipe scale. That's a celtic connection! And with St. Paddy's day looming, what better excuse to dust off the bagpipes, put on our dancing shoes and don the kilt? Join us, with school bands from all over the region, as well as the pipes and drums of the Balmoral School of Piping in the explosion of all that is celtic. Guest soloist: Detective Rick Manning.
Verdi & Wagner: Greatest Hits
t’s a 200th birthday celebration! Pittsburgh Opera General Director Christopher Hahn hosts an evening of greatest hits from two prolific yet contrasting composers. The Mendelssohn Choir sings rousing opera choruses, with two great opera stars performing favorite arias.
Benjamin Britten's The Little Sweep
Celebrating the centennial of Benjamin Britten, Microscopic Opera stages "The Little Sweep," part of "Let's Make an Opera," which was a play-and-opera combo created for young people in 1949.