All Events | Starting Saturday, June 1, 2013
Suzanne Levinson, flute, with Raymond Blackwell, piano & baritone, and Margaret Kenney, oboe & English horn, in a program by French, Dutch, Australian, American, Bohemian, and British composers. 412 882-9300.
Radio Golf by August Wilson
Pittsburgh Playwrights becomes one of the few theatres in the world to present all ten plays of August Wilson's Pittsburgh Century Cycle in the order of their Broadway appearance. Mark Clayton Southers, Art Terry, Wali Jamal with Kevin Brown and Chrystal Bates under the direction of Eileen J. Morris bring Wilson's characters to life as they tell the story of Harmond Wilks and his evolution in the Historic Hill District.
Pittsburgh Opera singers serenade you with a mix of opera and musical theatre favorites such as "Sull'aria" from The Marriage of Figaro, "Largo al factotum and "Una voce poco fa" from The Barber of Seville, "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, and "Au fond du temple saint" from The Pearl Fishers. Bring your own chairs and blankets; leashed pets welcome.
Artists on Art Gallery Talk: Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Get to know the intriguing artists creating exceptional work in our own backyard. AAP award-winners Nancy McNary Smith, Erika Osborne, and Chuck Johnson discuss their art and the works of their peers.
Encore! (SOLD OUT!)
SOLD OUT. (Donations still welcome.) PYSO's annual fundraising party & concert raises funds for scholarships, program support, and 2014's overseas tour. WQED-FM's Jim Cunningham will emcee. Music Director Lawrence Loh and the full Orchestra will encore their favorites from the 2012-13 season, including Strauss's Voices of Spring, a Dvorak Slavonic Dance, and Bizet's Farandole.
Brazilian Pianist & Composer Andre Mehmari
Mooka Entertainment presents an evening with Brazilian pianist & composer André Mehmari with special guest Kenia. Mehmari is a truly unique talent, who plays and composes in both jazz and classical music realms with Brazilian influences. He's been called a "mix of Yo-Yo Ma and Bobby McFerrin."
The Glue Factory Project - Remains
Corningworks & the New Hazlett Theater present Remains, a one-woman show. After loss, after dinner, after youth — the ever-changing geography of one’s life. What truly remains? Choreography & performance by Beth Corning, created in collaboration with, and directed by, award-winning director Dominique Serrand.
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
The 54th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival connects the community to the arts through high-quality and diverse visual and performing art attractions including more than 100 events and activities featuring more than 500 artists in over 20 venues. The Festival is free and open to the public. June 10th is Classical Music Day, featuring a concert by the Pittsburgh Symphony and Pittsburgh Opera resident artists at the Point.
A Grand Finale with Yuja Wang
Manfred Honeck closes the season with the young Chinese virtuoso Yuja Wang in Tchaikovsky's powerhouse Piano Concerto #1. Shostakovich's Symphony #5 is a Russian masterpiece with deep meaning for the composer and his country – a grand finale.
Zachary Good, clarinet
Pittsburgh native Zachary Good earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the Oberlin Conservatory. He began clarinet lessons with Eric Nelson, performed in many ensembles while at Oberlin, and will play this summer with the Aspen Music Festival's Contemporary Music Ensemble. Next year, he will study for a master's degree with former Chicago Symphony principal clarinetist Larry Combs.
Trillium Ensemble presents Silent Spring
Silent Spring features new works and the completion of John Adams' Gnarly Buttons. Trillium Ensemble commissioned Mark Fromm's Silent Spring, inspired by Rachel Carson, which uses a singing pianist, extended flute techniques, and bass clarinet. A world premiere piano solo, Matthew Heap's On The Ceiling Of The Sky, presents a full-range rhythmic thunderstorm. Mathew Rosenblum’s Under the Rainbow, for flute and pre-recorded CD, journeys through techno, karaoke, lounge, and cartoon soundtrack genres, with samples from MGM's Wizard of Oz.