All Events | Starting Friday, April 6, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Henri Matisse: The Thousand and One Nights
This fragile visitor favorite is only on view for a limited time! Matisse's multi-panel, painted paper cut-out was created when he was 81 and confined to bed. Unable to sleep and kept alive by his drive to create, Matisse had much in common with Scheherazade, the legendary narrator of the Persian literary classic 'Arabian Nights.'
Three guitarists represent a broad spectrum of guitar music in one evening of live music -- Ken Karsh, jazz guitarist; Ricardo Marlow, Flamenco guitarist; and Michael Chapman, classical guitarist.
Adult Beginners' Band
Ever want to play trumpet, clarinet, drums, saxophone, or whatever in a band? Here's your opportunity. A band for adult beginners is starting in Turtle Creek. There's no cost for music lessons, but you do need your own instrument and the recommended lesson book. For information, call Paulette: 412 298-1486
Rebellion, Revolution, Redemption. A Symphonic Journey
This Audience of the Future & EQT Side-By-Side Concert includes compositions by Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, Debussy, and many more. The Audience of the Future program gives high school students a chance to plan, promote, and produce a PSO concert, and Side-By-Side lets high school musicians work and play beside professional musicians.
Chorus and Strings
Selections for string ensemble, chorus, and chorus with strings. A reception follows the concert. Free admission.
Do You Hear The People Sing?
Conductor Jack Everly returns with a talented ensemble of vocalists to perform hits by Broadway composers Schönberg and Boublil, creators of Les Miserables, the Tony Award-winning musical that featured such songs as “Bring Him Home,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and “One Day More.” Also, from their Tony-nominated Miss Saigon, hear “The American Dream” and “I'd Give My Life for You,” along with music from their other Broadway shows.
Managing Marcellus: A Deliberative Theater Event
The League of Women Voters of Westmoreland County presents an original play by Shannon Deep and produced by the Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., along with a discussion about Marcellus Shale. Citizens of Westmoreland County can get beyond the slogans to join a constructive discussion about the challenges and promise of shale gas. Registration requested.
Around the World in 80 Days
It's 1872, and Phileas Fogg has accepted a bet to travel around the globe in record time in Jules Verne's classic novel brought to theatrical life by Mark Brown. With his eccentric French manservant, the unflappable Fogg encounters a monsoon at sea, boards a runaway train, and rescues an Indian princess, among other daring adventures. Five actors play dozens of outrageous characters in this mini-epic frothing with madcap excitement. Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast, the dramatic story made famous by the fairytale by Charles Perrault, will feature Jamie Pachuta of the Pittsburgh Obama School as the Beauty and Marc Guantonio of Monaca as the dreaded Beast.
William Nicholson's drama, Shadowlands, based on the true story of the life of C. S. Lewis, author of the 'Narnia' books; produced by Saltworks Theatre Company, and directed by Dr. Mark Stevenson. Performances are 7:30pm on the 13th, 14th, and 20th; 2 & 7:30pm on the 21st.
Hear/Now: Festival of New Sound
The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, in collaboration with Alia Musica, presents Pittsburgh's only festival celebrating new music and sound arts. From the traditional to the obscure, Hear/Now showcases the diversity and breadth of music today performed by Alia Musica, IonSound, ELCO, Assembly, LEMUR, and more.
Stewart O’Nan & Jane McCafferty
Good friends, Pittsburghers, and novelists, Stewart O'Nan (The Odds) and Jane McCafferty (First You Try Everything), will present a joint talk and reading from their latest novels. The Post-Gazette's John Allison writes, "Both works dissect the lives of middle-aged, middle-class white people whose marriages have taken midlife nosedives…Each has pulled off an admirable feat: literary fiction…with precise prose and strong narratives that earn your attention." Free admission.
Treasured Stories by Eric Carle
Ages 3-8. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's much-anticipated new production unites old favorites and new friends through evocative music, stunning visual effects and innovative puppetry. Three of Eric Carle's books are featured, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear, and Papa Get the Moon. Carle's gentle verses, snappy rhymes and textured collage illustrations are translated onto the stage with dazzling effects sure to delight young theater-goers and their grown ups.
Alan Barker conducts the PBT Orchestra in Delibes' tuneful score. A mysterious girl seen from the window of Dr. Coppelius' workshop sparks a lovers' quarrel. Beguiled by the beautiful Coppélia, Franz is distracted from his betrothed, and the absurdity reaches hilarious heights when the inquisitive Swanhilda discovers her rival is a mere mechnical doll.
Dark of the Moon
Dark of the Moon is a powerful, mystical folk drama. A tale of tragic love, a la Romeo and Juliet, is at the heart of a story which depicts a clash of incongruent worlds - the mountains where witches and other supernatural beings reside and the valley where the humans live. When John, a “witch boy,” falls in love with the beautiful, lusty mortal, Barbara Allen, he makes a pact with a conjurer to gain human status. His wish is granted on the condition that Barbara remains faithful to him for one year as characters from both “worlds” conspire to thwart their happiness. Jack Allison directs
Brahms and Prokofiev
Pianist Gerald Lee plays Brahms and Prokofiev as part of Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series.
Celtic Woman in Concert
When: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Venue: Heinz Hall
$110 Single ticket
$220 Pair tickets
Credit Card Only, Non-Refundable