All Events | Starting Friday, March 30, 2012
A Cinderella Story
Steven Stucky's Son et Lumière (Sound and Light) entertains with orchestral colors colors and shimmering textures. Then, pianist Stephen Hough dazzles in Saint-Saëns' exotic "Egyptian" Concerto. To close, Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin presents his own signature orchestral suite from Sergei Prokofiev's romantic ballet Cinderella.
Distinctively Dutch: Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
This nontraditional 'salon' experience includes food & drink, and performances of -- Jacob TV: Body of Your Dreams (boombox and Rob Frankenberry, piano); Louis Andriessen: The Garden of Eros (Roger Zahab, violin and Rob Frankenberry, piano); and PNME flutist Lindsey Goodman recreates her legendary 2009 performance of Jacob TV's Lipstick – an intoxicating mashup of audio from daytime talk shows and Billie Holiday.
Legends and Visionaries
Haydn and Monteverdi were legends in their own time and visionaries of music yet to be. Eric Whitacre and John Tavener are contemporary composers using new techniques to stretch the art of choral music with their visions and well on the way to becoming legends. Guest Music Director Larry Allen will lead Haydn's Missa Brevis Sancti Johannes de Deo, Monteverdi's Beatis Vir, Whitacre's Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine, and Tavener's Village Wedding.
Shameless: Celebrate Peter's 45th
Peter Kope has spent 45 years on this earth shamelessly pedaling his art. Now it's time to shamelessly celebrate the man (and company) behind the dance. So come and help fill Attack Theatre's Piggy Bank for Creative Risk. Shamelessly invest in us, so we can shamelessly create art. Shameless? Yes. Fun? Absolutely.
Student Reading Session: works by Young Composers
PSO Composer of the Year Steven Stucky coached young composers from Pitt, CMU, Duquesne, and West Virginia University and selected one work from each school for a reading session with the PSO, accompanied by feedback and insights from Mr. Stucky. Free admission.
Tigers Be Still
Depression has never been funnier! Sherry's art therapy degree didn't launch her dream career, so she moved back into her childhood bedroom. Her mom won't come downstairs. Her sister won't leave the couch. Her very first patient won't stick around for a session. Her boss brings a rifle to work. And an escaped tiger roams the streets … but Sherry's life is looking up. Variety commends Kim Rosenstock's "clever comic dialogue in a voice that is too smart to be cute."
CMU School of Music Centennial Concert
The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs will be joined by guest artists including, but not limited to, Met Opera tenor Jeffrey Behrens and baritone Liam Bonner; Chicago Symphony Principal Horn Dale Clevenger; actor, singer, and star of Jersey Boys, Graham Fenton; Seattle Symphony Assoc. Concertmaster Emma Hancock McGrath; NY Philharmonic Principal Horn Philip Myers; PSO Principal Horn William Caballero; actress and star of Ragtime and Jekyll & Hyde, Christiane Noll; and more. Broadcast and streamed live on QED 89.3 and online. This concert will also be performed in New York, at Carnegie Hall, April 2nd.
Cui, Vieuxtemps & Tchaikovsky
Music Director Warren Davidson conducts Cesar Cui's overture to The Mandarin's Son, Vieuxtemps' Violin Concerto #5 featuring Elaine Kang, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5.
Returning from a five-city tour, we bring this transfixing dance and exciting live music production to the New Hazlett Theater for one weekend only. Featuring the live music of Ben Hardt and The Symphony.
Music on the Edge - Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo
This concert for one piano, four hands, pays tribute to the music of Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag.
Pioneers of symphonic rock, The Moody Blues mark the 45th Anniversary of their landmark album "Days of Future Passed" with a 32-city US tour. Their hits include: “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” and “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band).”
Lisa See, a book club favorite, writes moving stories about friendship, family secrets, and forgotten history, inspired by her Chinese-American background. She returns with Dreams of Joy, following Joy, daughter of Pearl from Shanghai Girls, in a poignant depiction of life in 1957 Shanghai amidst the New Society of Red China.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song.
Agnus Dei, a “hybrid choral mass and bassoon concerto” by the Norwegian composer Egil Hovland, in performance by the Chancel Choir with bassoonist Linda Fisher.
Last Touch First by Jiri Kylian & Michael Schumacher
Famed choreographer Jirí Kylián (former artistic director of Nederlands Dans Theater) and expat Michael Schumacher eschew physical virtuosity for control, subtlety and timing with the intimate Last Touch First. Characters move surrealistically back in time to a 19th century Victorian atmosphere reminiscent of a Chekhov play. The dancers' meticulous movements, accentuated with extravagant costumes and scenery, create a dramatic and gripping work.
J. S. Bach's St. John Passion
J. S. Bach's 1724 St. John Passion, in German (with English for the hymns) with the Calvary Choir and soloists, Chatham Baroque, and Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble, directed by Alan Lewis. This work was Bach's first large-scale oratorio for St. Thomas Church, Leipzig. It tells the story of Jesus' arrest, trial, crucifixion, and death according to the Gospel of John. Freewill offering accepted.
Celtic Woman in Concert
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Venue: Heinz Hall
$110 Single ticket
$220 Pair tickets
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
QED Cooks Big Night 6-Course Dinner
When: Monday, May 6, 2013
Venue: D'Imperio's Restaurant, Monroeville
$150 Single ticket
Credit Card Only. Non-refundable.
Big Night Menu:
Crespelle 'Mbusse (Wet Crepes)
The Tenors in Concert
When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Venue: Byham Theater
$75 Single ticket
$150 Pair tickets
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable
Chautauqua: Straight No Chaser in Concert – Overnight Bus Trip
Chautauqua: Straight No Chaser in Concert – overnight bus trip
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013- Sunday, June 23, 2013
*Depart Saturday morning, June 22; arrive for lunch. Check into hotel and enjoy the grounds. Have dinner and see SNC in concert. On Sunday, have breakfast then leave to return to Pittsburgh.
$400 Single (single occupancy)
$750 Pair (double occupancy)
General Admission Seating
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable