All Events | Starting Saturday, February 23, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gift of Life Gala
The National Kidney Foundation's annual Kidney Gift of Life Gala will be an evening of black and gold, of celebrating LIFE, and of truly making a difference. The Gala will feature live entertainment by Protégé, a cocktail and hors d’ouerves reception, open bar, sit down dinner, as well as live and silent auctions. Gift of Life honorees include Mr. John V. Heher, President of Liberty Insurance; Dr. Rita McGill, Nephrologist at AGH; and Ms. Zinna Scott, Kidney Walk Volunteer and Fundraiser.
Firebird & Eroica
Music Director Lawrence Loh conducts Beethoven's Symphony #3 "Eroica" (Italian for "heroic"). PYSO Conducting Competition winner Daniel Mallampalli will lead the Farandole from Bizet's L'Arlésienne. Maestro Loh and the PYSO close the concert with Stravinsky's colorful Firebird Suite.
Samoan culture informs and shapes New Zealand’s most accomplished choreographer Neil Ieremia, fueling his artistry with organic exuberance. Black Grace manifests the rhythms, spirit and energy of Pacific heritage with outstanding works from the company’s 17-year history.
Ultra Lounge Show
Five by Design's show is set in the format of a faux radio broadcast from a tiki lounge, transporting you to exotic locales in Hawaii, the Caribbean, Brazil and Morocco. This musical travelogue includes the songs Mambo Italiano, Danke Schoen, That Old Black Magic, and more.
Bach, Beethoven & Brahms
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale presents two concerts of music by the "Three Bs" -- J. S. Bach's Cantata #4; Brahms' sublimely beautiful Schicksalslied; and Beethoven's powerful Choral Fantasy, featuring pianist Antonio Fermin; Saturday evening at 8 at Ingomar United Methodist Church, and Sunday afternoon at 4 at Fox Chapel Presbyterian.
Glenn Miller Orchestra
One of the greatest bands of all time, the Glenn Miller Orchestra defines big swing and velvety jazz. Miller's feel-good classics, including Tuxedo Junction, In The Mood and Pennsylvania 6-5000 have endured from phonographs to iPods. Jump and jive with these bow-tied musicians who dance while they play. Featuring the incredibly talented vocal duo, Nick Hilscher and Julia Rich.
Pub and Parlour
Chatham Baroque and Pittsburgh favorite Chris Norman (wooden flute and bagpipes) bring to life the energetic dance music of Maritime Canada, as well as the elegant sonatas from the parlours of the British Isles and the salons of Colonial New England.