All Events | Starting Friday, June 7, 2013
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.
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.
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.
Part of the upcoming 2013 Carnegie International, The Playground Project is a richly-illustrated exhibition exploring postwar playground designs from 1940 to 1980. Examples from Europe, the US, and Japan are seen in more than 130 photographs, prints, plans, models, books, films, and slideshows.
Matt Murchison Mutiny
Music without boundaries and entertainment without pandering. The show will include virtuosic instrumental grooves by composer, arranger, and founder Matthew Murchison, as well as a mix of jazz, Latin, and classical music. Help us overthrow the average concert! Admission includes a cocktail & light refreshments. Artwork by Laurie Trok & Laura Phillips will be on view.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Milly didn't know life with Adam would include six rowdy brothers-in-law as roommates. Now, her plans to marry them off may backfire when the rambunctious bachelors kidnap rather than court their brides-to-be. Based on the MGM film, this show features daredevil dancing and the songs "Wonderful, Wonderful Day," "Love Never Goes Away" and "Sobbin' Women."
The Sounds of Growth
The Reed II Trio's first Pittsburgh tour promises a night of music that will be enjoyable for the whole family. Admission is free, but donations will further REED III's musical performances and repertoire. Reed III's oboe, clarinet, and bassoon performers have had success as concerto competition winners, artists in residence, and professional orchestral players.
In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary "smooth jazz." PSO Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh leads the orchestra.
Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival
The 2nd annual Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival will feature premieres, emerging artists and cutting-edge filmmaking technologies. Equal parts innovation lab and storytelling hub, the event will screen 60 films from around the globe, including the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Australia, and France. Additonal programming includes Q&As with 22 local, national and international filmmakers filmmakers, industry discussions and social networking events.