All Events | Starting Monday, May 12, 2014
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.
Il Divo A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs Of Broadway Live
Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group, is bringing Il Divo A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs Of Broadway Live to theaters across the U.S. and Canada as part of their world tour with special guest Lea Salonga from the original cast of Miss Saigon.
PYSO Spring Concert
Shostakovich: Symphony #10; Smetana: “The Moldau” from Ma Vlast; and Gliere’s Harp Concerto featuring Sophia Lee, winner of PYSO’s concerto competition
Soprano with Organ Recital
Soprano Sara Botkin with organist James Burns in a varied program ranging from the dramatic and fantastical music of Nicolaus Bruhns to the jazz-inspired harmonies of William Bolcom
Enjoy a free concert on the lawn at Mellon Park. Food is available on site from The Bagel Factory or bring your own -- you might win the weekly Best Brunch Contest.