All Events | Starting Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Nick Capozzoli, organ
Nick Capozzoli, organist of Oberlin Conservatory.
With music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by Bill Russell, Side Show is moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love, based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression.
David Cutler w/Project Piñata "Swinging with a Blindfold"
Indian rhythms, Bulgarian weddings, salsa montuno, Bach Minuets, Nuevo tango, techno grooves, Klezmer dance, jazz licks, country twang, Schumann tunes, progressive rock, Radiohead, and boogie…How might you experience this incredible feast of styles? Join pianist, composer, and “weekend traveler” David Cutler with Project Pinata for a virtuosic, genre-hopping, wild ride across the musical globe.
Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees
With nine Grammys and more than 200 million records sold, this tribute to the music of the legendary Bee Gees by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra features many favorite tunes, like "You Should Be Dancing," "How Deep Is Your Love" and "Stayin' Alive."
Special Benefit Event - Imitation of Wife ...
Imitation of Wife: An Unauthorized Autobiography starring Ms. Eda Bagel is a show developed from its parody-of-a-title. After six months of gathering music, movie dialogue, and shaping and re-shaping the storyline, the concept developed into a show acclaimed across all demographics. Praised as "a splendid, campy romp," you won't want to miss Ms. Bagel's return to Pittsburgh in a benefit for PNME.
Concert 2 - The Cage Variations
Ted Hearne's newly-commissioned The Cage Variations is a set of variations on Charles Ives' philosophical and hypnotic song "The Cage." The 12 variations are built entirely from shards of music by contemporary American composers. This colorful and prismatic program also includes each of the sampled works, in whole or in part, in its original form. Kevin Noe conducts, with Timothy Jones, baritone.
Ariadne auf Naxos
Elizabeth Baldwin, winner of the 2013 Mildred Miller International Voice Competition, makes her SummerFest debut in the title role of Ariadne. This opera by Richard Strauss brings together slapstick comedy and consummately beautiful music in an exploration of the competition between high and low art as the haughty title character, Ariadne, and the spitfire Zerbinetta vie for the public's attention.
Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, CATS features 20 of Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless melodies including "Mr. Mistoffelees" and the multi-million selling hit "Memory." It's one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history.
Music of John Williams
Soar to new heights with the music from legendary composer John Williams' well-known movie scores, including "Star Wars," "E.T.” and "Harry Potter". This concert with Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh promises to be a thrilling ride through the unmistakable melodies of Williams' masterful movie music.
Join your Lime Green Team for a jazz happy hour benefit for PNME.
The Matt Murchison Mutiny
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.
Wednesday Showcase Series - Nathalie Shaw, violin
PNME violinist Nathalie Shaw performs Alain Celo: Ame Errante (Wandering Soul); David Stock: Chameleon; Sebastien Beranger: E(c)roulement; Roger Zahab: Summer Phrases; Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms No. 9; and Kevin Puts: Arches.
Boyz II Men
The Pittsburgh Symphony joins with one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history to present some of the greatest hits of their 20-year history. This concert also features "tweet seats" for audience members wishing to share their experience in real time.