All Events | Starting Friday, September 6, 2013
First Fridays at the Frick - Axiom Brass
The award-winning Axiom Brass has been hailed as one of the major art music groups of brass chamber music. The group is dedicated to enhancing the musical life of communities across the globe and educating the next generation of musicians.
A Fair in the Park
A Fair in the Park is presented by the Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh in cooperation with Citiparks. The free show and sale event features contemporary clay, fiber, jewelry, glass, metal, paper, wood and mixed media. Squonk Opera performs 8 shows, and Lovebettie performs on Friday evening.
2013 Artist of the Year
2013 Artist of the Year Akiko Kotani will present a diverse range of her current work. On view are two large-scale installations and numerous other 2D and 3D pieces made from plastic, silk, and glass. Her work is renowned for capturing the essence of form and the illusion of space. 2013 Emerging Artist of the Year Lenka Clayton will present a series of new works created during her current project, she calls "An Artist Residency in Motherhood." This includes 200 hand-made shoes, 30 framed drawings, three videos, and a collection of felted tools. In addition, Master Visual Artists: Preserving the Legacy honors artists in their later years and hopes to bring awareness to the region's history and wealth of outstanding artists.
Sounds Upstairs - Leal & Whitehead
Violinist Sandro Leal-Santisesteban and cellist Hannah Whitehead take listeners on a musical journey from Bach to Gershwin and beyond.
A Skull in Connemara
For one week each autumn, Mick Dowd is hired to disinter the bones in the local cemetery to make way for new arrivals. As the time approaches for him to dig up the bones of his own late wife, strange rumors regarding his involvement in her sudden death seven years ago resurface. Martin McDonagh, author of The Lieutenant of Inishmore, brings you part thriller-whodunit and part farce, accented with flying skulls and bloody scenes. Martin Giles directs.
Symphony East, which raises funds to support the Pittsburgh Symphony, holds a meeting and performance featuring a quintet from the River City Brass.
Tobias Picker's Therese Raquin
Therese Raquin is Tobias Picker's 2001 two-act opera to a libretto by Gene Scheer based on the novel by Emile Zola. Picker's operas include Emmeline ('96) and The Fantastic Mr. Fox ('98). A cast including QED's Anna Singer performs with an 18-piece orchestra and video by Joe Seamans.
Jeffery Meyer (St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic) and Walter Morales (Edgewood Symphony Orchestra) lead a field of visiting conductors including JJ Pierce, Jacob Kallman, and Daniel Curtis in four premieres by Pittsburgh composers.