All Events | Starting Friday, May 3, 2013
Crista Miller, organ
Organist and Music Director at Houston's Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Eastman graduate Dr. Crista Miller will play St. Paul's Beckerath organ. Free admission. Free-will offerings suggested.
From the Permanent Collection: The Wolf Family Donations
Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Celebration of the Wolf Family Donations features works by Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Moran, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and Grant Wood, among others.
Waverly House Opera
"The Paper Bag Bandit Rides Again" or "Behind the Cheap Mask," the annual Waverly Opera House production benefiting the youth camp scholarship fund. For information, 412 242-0643, or www.waverlychurch.org
Mark Morris Dance Group
Endlessly inventive and masterful, Mark Morris ranks among the world's greatest choreographers. Described as "undeviating in his devotion to music," Mark Morris has made live musical accompaniment the gold standard in modern dance. For more than three decades, the Mark Morris Dance Group has been wowing the world over with outstanding works that dutifully exude Mark Morris’ prolificacy, passion and artistic conviction.
By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer for Glee. Whatever happened to Abigail Williams? It's 1702, a decade after The Crucible's infamous seductress danced with the devil in Salem. Now, the devil returns for a visit, the blood on the gallows is dry, and Abigail hides behind a changed name in a new town. Imagining the destiny of the immortal stage villain who cried "Witch!," this suspenseful drama reveals the accuser's unforeseen fate.
Made in America
A salute to America and American composers, including a newly-commissioned work, "The Voices," by Dale Warland. The concert also includes favorites including Shenandoah, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Over the Rainbow, and more. Saturday, 8pm, Fox Chapel; Sunday, 4pm, Ingomar.
Maestro Istvan Jaray closes the season with the JSO Chorus, soloists including WQEJ's Anna Singer, church and school choirs in Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Santos' From the Minds of Desire, and Beethoven's Symphony #9 "Choral" with its closing Ode to Joy.
East End Choral Festival
The festival features the choirs of East Liberty Presbyterian, Shadyside Presbyterian, Calvary Episcopal, and St. Andrew's Episcopal churches. The guest conductor will be David Hill, conductor of the BBC Singers and Bach Choir of London. Combined choirs will sing works of Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten, and Randall Thompson.
25th Anniversary Season Finale
This concert and gala features the Festive Overture by Shostakovich, Grieg's Piano Concerto with Music Director Walter Morales as soloist, a world premiere by Pittsburgh composer Robert Schultz, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4.
Walk Two Moons
Adapted by Tom Arvetis from the Newbery Award-winning book by Sharon Creech and directed by Lisa Ann Goldsmith. "Flawlessly adapted, 'Walk Two Moons' challenges audiences to look outward into a world where everyone has the immense power to help one another. 'Walk Two Moons' has a poignant, valuable message for audiences of every age." - ChicagoBeat.
Benedetti & Tchaikovsky
Conductor Kazem Abdullah begins his PSO concert debut with Brahms' furiously brooding Tragic Overture. Hindemith's Mathis der Maler is arguably the German composer's most famous orchestral work and is based on music from his opera of the same name. Young Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti performs the Tchaikovsky concerto, featured on her recent highly-praised recording.
Vincent Carr, organ
Vincent Carr will play the Cathedral’s historic 1931 Steinmeyer organ. Now Associate Organist at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ, Carr earned his bachelor's degree in organ performance at Indiana University, and received the Charles Ives Prize from the Yale School of Music.