All Events | Starting Wednesday, September 18, 2013
From Franz Schubert to Reza Vali
Cyrus Forough, violin; Michael Lipman, cello; and Sung-Im Kim, piano, perform Vali's Calligraphy #5 for Solo Violin, Three Romantic Songs (Hommage a J.B.), and Khoiasteh (Calligraphy #10), and Schubert's Piano Trio #1 in B-flat Major “Military” Op. 99, D. 898.
Music and Poetry - "Façade"
The Renaissance City Winds present a production of Facade, featuring readers Robert Page and Kate Young. British composer William Walton wrote the music to the poetry of Edith Sitwell, which is recited in precise rhythm against the instrumental music. The Winds will also perform quintets by Jacques Ibert and Gabriel Pierne, plus a trio, The French Suite, by Robert Washburn.
Piano Duets: works by Bach, Schubert, Dvorak and Debussy
Yeeha Chiu and Christine Kefferstan, pianos.
Opera Workshop Aria Marathon
The Duquesne Opera Workshop directed by Guenko Guechev presents a marathon of popular operatic arias.
Fresh from its triumphant debut at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Texture Contemporary Ballet stages "Nearly Wild," which explores the blending of the tame and the wild within the human condition. The progam also includes premiere by Kelsey Bartman with original music by Blake Ragghianti, an expanded version of the ballet "Broken Flow", and new pieces by up-and-coming choreographers Oscar Carillo and James Barret.
Intimate chamber concerts in private homes. Friday in Regent Square and Saturday in Shadyside. Visit the website for details.
Great Opera for a Great City
The JSO's 21st annual Opera Festival Gala heralds the concert season with inspiring music and world class guest opera singers including soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Barbara Rearick, tenor Ray Bauwens, and bass-baritone Richard Zeller. Istvan Jaray conducts. A dinner and live and silent auctions follow the concert.
Major Winners' Recital - Seungmin Oh & Sage Po
Flutist Seungmin Oh plays music by Marais, Taktakishvili, Barber and Jolivet. Harpist Sage Po performs works by Scarlatti, Faure, Maayani, and Palmer.
Beethoven on the Bluff - Septet/Piano Trios I
The Duquesne Piano Trio (David Allen Wehr, Charles Stegeman and Adam Liu) makes its formal debut with the tuneful and youthful Septet, one of Beethoven's most popular works during his lifetime. The program opens with the "Ghost" Piano Trio, said to be inspired by the Witches' Scene from "Macbeth", and its companion, the elegant Piano Trio, Op. 70 #2.
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Dr. Robert C. Cameron conducts.
Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times; author of Salt, Sugar, Fat, a look at the processed food industry.
Anna Singer - An American Songbook
Anna Singer and Rob Frankenberry perform selections from the great American songbook by Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and others, including selections from Carousel, The Sound of Music, and Phantom of the Opera. Small plates and desserts included. Reservations and valet parking required.
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, and Laura Ward, piano
Mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves has earned popular and critical acclaim in the world's great opera houses and concert halls. Pianist Laura Ward has performed in Carnegie Hall, Italy's Spoleto Festival, and France's Saint Denis Festival.