All Events | Starting Thursday, March 7, 2013
In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became our first African-American Supreme Court Justice. Ted Pappas directs this exuberant one-man play which tells Thurgood's story in his own words – from humble beginnings as a waiter in Baltimore, to behind the scenes with leaders such as General MacArthur, Robert Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, to his triumphant rise to the highest court in the land. A journey of epic proportions, Thurgood by George Stevens, Jr., is an eye-opening, humorous, and uplifting portrait of a true American hero.
Music 101 - Alison Peters Fujito
“Never Say Never” is an informal lecture/performance by PSO Violinist Alison Peters Fujito. She'll discuss her career and respond to questions from the audience in the Dorothy Porter Simmons Regency Rooms.
The Savoyards' 74th Season spring show, Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore."
Rossini, Higdon, Respighi, and Ilana Davidson sings Mozart
The orchestra celebrates the 50th birthday year of Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon by performing her dynamic Concerto for Orchestra. American soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano, assured musicality and interpretive insight to Mozart's Exsultate, jubilate. The Pines of Rome features off-stage trumpets and a large orchestra as a finale to this concert conducted by André Raphel,
A program of captivating choreography by three masters, George Balanchine, Anthony Tudor, and Mark Morris. Featuring Tudor’s Lilac Garden, Balanchine's dynamic classical work, Valse Fantasie, and Mark Morris' Drink toMe Only With Thine Eyes, this choreography speaks in ways words cannot.
Mozart & Bartok
Conducting favorite Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns. Mozart's Serenade No. 6 is a delightful orchestration for two small ensembles. Powerhouse pianist, Shai Wosner makes his PSO debut with Mozart's Concerto No. 15. Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra is one of the composer's most popular works, in which each section of instruments plays a virtuosic role.
Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion
This exhibit highlights the Pittsburgh artist’s exploration of the medium of sculpture, from welded steel and formed aluminum to vacuum-formed plexiglass pieces, both illuminated and motorized.
Trouble with a Capital T
Join the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts in singing along to some favorite tunes from The Music Man! Emcee Anna Singer returns as Marian the Librarian in this fun family feature from the 1960s. The event includes food at the "town social," many activities for children of all ages, a silent auction, live auction, and dessert auction to support the choirs and programs.
Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes
A world premiere by Daniel Beaty (creator of Through the Night). Roland Hayes journeyed from the dirt paths of Georgia to European stages, becoming the first African-American classical vocalist to be heard around the world. With bright yellow shoes given to him by his mother, his Angel Mo', Roland walked the hard road to stardom. This musical features the soul of spirituals and the grace of classical music to portray one man's ambition to be an artist.
Featuring the winner of the annual collegiate Young Artist Competition. Music Director Matthew Kraemer also leads the orchestra in familiar music from popular recent movies.
Music in Pictures
Maestro Istvan Jaray conducts Beethoven's Symphony #6 "Pastoral," and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Also featured will be the JSO's Young Artist Competition winner, pianist Anthony Cornet, now pursuing a Masters Degree in piano performance at Duquesne U.
Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lunasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.
Celebrating Wagner's Nordic Tales
Chatham's Sunday Vocal series presents a concert in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program's "Year of Europe: Scandinavia." Featured singers: Anna Singer, Robert Frankenberry, Mary Beth Sederburg, Demareus Cooper, Kelly Lynch, Desiree Soteres, and Jolanta Doherty, with pianist Walter Morales.
Jackie Evancho - Songs from the Silver Screen
Singer and America's Got Talent alum Jackie Evancho applies her brilliant voice and extraordinary artistry to an entirely new set of classics with the release of her CD, "Songs From the Silver Screen." Director Robert Redford hand-picked Pittsburgh's Jackie Evancho to play his daughter in the 2012 film The Company You Keep.
The Music of The Beatles
Duquesne's Jazz Ensemble (Mike Tomaro, director) presents The Music of The Beatles.
The Wizard of Oz
Experience the classic film The Wizard of Oz as never before – accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The beloved film received Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Song with "Over the Rainbow." See the film and hear the music that has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations with your PSO at Heinz Hall. Lawrence Loh conducts.