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All Events | Starting Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pittsburgh Sings! Pittsburgh Concert Chorale Festival of Choirs
Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, directed by Susan Medley, welcomes the Central Assembly of God Choir of Houston, PA (Marsha Owens, director); South Fayette Vocal Express Show Choir (Christine Elek, director); and Woodland Hills High School Chamber Choir (Rachel Godfrey, director). The finale features the combined choirs in selections from Carl Orff's Carmina Burana.

History & Mystery Tour
Learn about the Library & Music Hall's history and learn of reported ghostly encounters while touring the building.

"They're Coming to Get You ..." Party
Reserve by Oct. 19. A bloody good evening of zombie led music and mayhem in support of Microscopic Opera Company, with Ghorish Delectables by chef Christopher Cook, Sanguinary Imbibements and other lurid libations, plus a preview of the acclaimed new opera "Night of the Living Dead" by Todd Goodman and Stephen Catanzarite.

Faculty Recital - Kenneth Burky, piano
Pianist Kenneth Burky plays solo works including Haydn's Sonata #23 in F major, Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Schumann and Debussy' Estampes. Duo works with pianist Anoush Tchakarian include Mozart's Fugue in C minor, Ravel's La Valse, and Milhaud's Scaramouche.

Something wicked this way comes...
A costume dance party with a special guest host (Jack Gleeson) playing one of the most wicked characters ever to take the throne (King Joffrey in HBO's "Game of Thrones"). It's an evening of mystery and mayhem at the city's most sophisticated playground with libations and culinary creations from Eleven, Soba and Casbah as well as live and silent auctions to benefit PICT.

Winds of the Future
Dr. Robert C. Cameron directs the Duquesne Wind Symphony/Symphony Band.

Orion String Quartet
Featuring Pittsburgh-raised brothers and violinists Todd and Daniel Phillips, the Orion Quartet returns with Haydn's Quartet in G minor, Op. 20 #2, Bartok's Quartet #6, and Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" Quartet in D minor, D. 810.

We Will Rock You
Featuring the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen, WE WILL ROCK YOU is now in its 11th year in London and has been seen by 15 million people worldwide. The hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking show is written by celebrated British comedian Ben Elton and boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can't resist singing along to, such as "Another One Bites The Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Are The Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and, of course, "We Will Rock You."

Thomas Dolby - The Invisible Lighthouse Live
Drusky Entertainment presents The Invisible Lighthouse Live, combining Thomas Dolby's music and storytelling in one breathtaking show -- a unique transmedia performance. The screening of his award-winning film will be augmented with live narration, live foley artist Blake Leyth, and a musical soundtrack by Thomas – with songs spanning his entire catalogue from 'Cloudburst At Shingle Street' to 'Oceanea.'

Johnstown Organ Recital
Matthew Beckman plays a half-hour recital with light lunch to follow.

Listen Locally – Cuidado Tango Band
Cuidado is Pittsburgh's most dangerous tango band. Members of the group have performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. Their extensive backgrounds in tango, classical and jazz music fuse to create a fresh and unique sound unlike any other group performing today.

Joe Penhall's Olivier Award-winning Blue/Orange is a caustically funny play about race and the mental health system. In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient (Rico Parker) claims to be the son of an African dictator--a story that seems unnervingly plausible. What begins as a battle of wills between a young idealistic doctor (David Whalen) and his jaded superior (Sam Tsoutsouvas) over the appropriate course of treatment for his patient, eventually turns into something altogether different. Andrew S. Paul, director; Mark Clayton Southers, producer.

Russian Masterpieces
Guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier returns with a program of early 20th-century Russian music. Young 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition winner Daniil Trifonov performs Prokofiev's tumultuous and technically-demanding Piano Concerto #2. Then, Totelier conducts Rachmaninoff's passionate and sweeping Symphony #2, which restored the composer's confidence after the poorly-received First.

Turn of the Screw
Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, from the novella by Henry James, Turn of the Screw is "a total theatrical experience, a challenge for the imagination." An old English Manor House is filled with secrets, strange movements flicker in the underbrush, unidentifiable cries are heard in the moonlight, and abrupt coldness and breezes touch your imagination. Do the ghosts haunt the children? Or is it just her imagination? Joe Warik directs.

Mildred Miller International Voice Competition
Named after Opera Theater's founder, the Mildred Miller International Voice Competition attracted 183 emerging young professionals (ages 19-35) from throughout North America, Bulgaria, France, Russia, Korea, and Taiwan. Semi-finals on Saturday: 11a-1p & 3p-5p. Finals on Sunday: 3-5p.

Pitt Jazz Seminar Concert
Geri Allen, Pitt's newly appointed Director of Jazz Studies, will lead an all-star band as they carry on the legacy of Nathan Davis, the founder of the Jazz Seminar and Concert who retired this past summer. Performers taking part this year include Allen, piano; Brinae Ali, tap percussionist; Marcus Belgrave and Randy Brecker, trumpet; Vincent Chandler, trombone; Ravi Coltrane and Ernie Watts, saxophone; Russell Malone, guitar; Kenny Davis, bass; Kassa Overall and Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums; and Carmen Lundy, vocalist

Combined Choirs
Voices of Spirit, Pappert Men's Chorale, Pappert Women's Chorale and University Singers. Craig Cannon, director.

Flanders Recorder Quartet
An R&B favorite, the world's foremost recorder quartet returns for a delightful program inspired by their boundless admiration for J.S. Bach. Original arrangements of works by the German master comprise the first half and in the second you are invited to dine on delectable "courses" – early and contemporary – inspired by Chef Bach.

Opening Night
Opening Night features Handel's Royal Fireworks Music, Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Bach's Magnificat featuring the all-new 40-member Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Singers under the direction of Marc Tourre.

City Lights
Universally praised as one of the greatest films ever made, City Lights – written by, directed by, and starring the great Charlie Chaplin – is presented in all its cinematic glory on the big screen, with the orchestra performing the superb soundtrack live.

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