All Events | Starting Saturday, May 10, 2014
From Russia with Love
Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto featuring Monique Mead, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, "Pathetique."
Festival of Bach
Pittsburgh Music Alliance members (The Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, and Renaissance & Baroque) will represent the breadth of Bach’s works across 12 hours, in performances including Bach's Chaconne for violin, a variety of motets, three violin concertos as well as the concerto for violin and oboe, the quadruple and triple harpsichord concertos, and concluding with the grand “Magnificat” performed jointly by all five organizations. Free admission. Donations encouraged.
Uniting Community Through Song: Celebrating Seven Years
The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, directed by Herbert V.R.P. Jones, will celebrate its 7th Anniversary in concert.
Mother's Day Piano and Organ Recital
St. Anthony's Spring Recital Series presents a unique program of piano and organ selections performed on the new pipe organ by Peter Luley and Associates by Nathan Kyle Lively, organist of Trinity United Presbyterian Church. Freewill offering encouraged.
Mother's Day Concert
A fun and festive celebration for you and Mom.
Cabaret Series - Clint Holmes
Clint Holmes is a rare performer who can move effortlessly between the worlds of music, television and theatre. Whether headlining New York's Café Carlyle, Las Vegas' showrooms or performing with America's most prestigious orchestras, every performance is an unforgettable experience with selections from the Great American songbook, standards from Sinatra's legendary repertoire, contemporary classics and stirring original music. Holmes’ career soared after the release of his 1973 hit "Playground in My Mind."
A free concert including Brahms' Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Villa-Lobos' Duo for Oboe & Bassoon, Quentin Kim's Lilies, and Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata in G minor. Artists include Nolan Petote, clarinet; Nathan Carterette, piano; Rise Kostilnik, oboe; Karen Grzesiak, bassoon; Yeeha Chiu, piano; and Charlotta Ross, cello.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Edward Leonard conducts Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony #9 "Choral" with the Westmoreland Choral Society and soloists including WQED's Anna Singer, Mary Beth Sederburg, and Thomas Octave.
Fiddlesticks: A Salute to America
Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh and the PSO salute our nation in a family concert featuring music inspired by America. From the heart-pounding drum line to the moving "Stars and Stripes Forever," march along with the symphony throughout this concert, and join in a sing-along with Katy Williams in "You're a Grand Ol' Flag!" Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley will perform his arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" which he played at last year's Pirates home opener.
Chamber Music by Shostakovich
Hear Shostakovich's String Quartet #15, Five Pieces for 2 Violins and Piano, and the Piano Quintet, Op. 57. Performers include Pittsburgh Symphony members Noah-Bendix-Balgley & Jennifer Ross, violins; Erina Laray-Goldwasser, viola; and David Premo, cello; with Chatham University's Pauline Rovkah, piano.
David Hartt: Stray Light
David Hartt: Stray Light presents color photographs, sculpture, and a video installation by Chicago-based Canadian artist David Hartt (b. 1967). Stray Light reflects on the iconic headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company, famous for producing Jet and Ebony magazines. The 11-story building, built in 1971, was the first major downtown Chicago building designed by an African-American since the 18th century.
Music and Science
Works by scientist/composers including chemist Alexander Borodin, geologist Henk Badings and computer scientist Eric Barndollar as well as two Contrapuncti by the mathematically-inclined J. S. Bach. Saturday's "parlor concert" is at 391 Woodland Rd. in Oakmont, Sunday at Carlow University's Kresge Theater.
Irish and Serbian
Warren Davidson conducts his composition Kosovski Mozaik, the Irish Rhapsody #6 by John Stanford featuring violinist Jennifer Sternick, and the delightful Irish Suite by Leroy Anderson. Milutin Lazich and Natasha Lazich will sing Serbian melodies.
Freya String Quartet Presents Viennese Nights
Welcoming summer with the beauty and lyricism of the Viennese masters, including Schubert's 'Rosamunde' Quartet and Mozart's Quartet in D Minor.