All Events | Starting Friday, April 18, 2014
Pitt African Music and Dance Ensemble
Pitt's African Music and Dance Ensemble explores traditional and popular music of Africa.
Wind Symphony Chamber Concert
Dr. Robert Cameron conducts.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic
Andres Cardenes conducts the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, Szymanowski's Violin Concerto #1, featuring violin soloist Kryzsztof Rucinski, and Shostakovich's Symphony #5 in D Minor.
Blood and Gifts
It's 1981. As the Soviet Army burns its way through Afghanistan, CIA operative Jim Warnock is sent to try to halt its bloody progress, beginning a secret spy war behind the official hostilities. In J. T Rogers' Blood and Gifts, Jim and his counterparts in the KGB and the British and Pakistani secret services wrestle with ever-shifting personal and political loyalties. With the outcome of the entire Cold War at stake, Jim and a larger-than-life Afghan warlord decide to place their trust in each other. Andrew Paul directs.
Eugene Alcalay, piano
Internationally-acclaimed pianist Eugene Alcalay plays music by Beethoven, Liszt, Schubert and Shostakovich in memory of long time PSO violinist Linda Fischer to benefit the St. Andrew's music program.
Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Workshop
Mike Tomaro & Jeff Bush, directors.
Silk Screen Asian-American Film Festival
The Festival begins with an opening night gala, and features 47 screenings in 4 locations including the local premiere of "Omar," the 2014 Oscar-nominated film directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Omar, a young and bold baker who lives in occupied Palestine, is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his forbidden love interest Nadia. Sadly, occupied Palestine knows neithersimple love nor clear-cut war.
Philip Glass in Conversation
Carnegie Mellon School of Music is proud to present composer Philip Glass. Mr. Glass will engage in a conversation about his music with faculty member Richard Randall as well as take questions from the audience. This event will conclude with the Matisse String Quartet performing Glass’ String Quartet No. 5. Free, but tickets required (follow link at right).
Songs from Shakespeare's Troupe
Mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollinshead with lutenist Howard Bass in a program of Elizabethan lute songs and solos from the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Brad Mehldau Trio
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau's most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Larry Grenadier (most recently at MCG Jazz with Pat Metheny) and Jeff Ballard round out the trio.
Mozart Festival Opens
Principal Horn William Caballero premieres Robert Levin's new edition of Mozart's Horn Concerto #1 and Orchestra. Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart's popular Symphony #41 "Jupiter", nicknamed for the Olympian magnitude of its finale. And, Robert Levin improvises his own cadenza in Mozart's Piano Concerto # 20 in D minor.
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
The Duquesne Opera Workshop (Guenko Guechev, director) presents Mozart's profound and comical opera The Marriage of Figaro with the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra.