All Events | Starting Saturday, August 11, 2012
Bluegrass at Garrett Lakes Festival
The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival presents Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys.
Amanda Plazek, organ
Amanda Plazek of St. Mary of the Mount Church, Pittsburgh, PA. Freewill offerings accepted.
Bellini's Norma, including the infamously difficult soprano aria "Casta Diva," is considered the apex of the bel canto operatic style. The titular high priestess is filled with treasonous desire for a Roman soldier, forcing her to choose between duty and love. Shown in HD from the outdoor arena stage at the Teatro Antico Taormina, Italy.
East Winds Symphonic Band
Based in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, the East Winds Symphonic Band performs a variety of music arranged for concert band, including symphonies, marches and popular melodies. The band is composed of approximately 70 amateurs who share a common interest in performing this music. Free admission.
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Under the Stars
Free admission. PBT dances August Bournonville's Napoli Variations, Dwight Rhoden's Chromatic, and George Balanchine's Sylvia Pas de Deux. Free pre-performance activities for children and families begin at 5:00 pm. For info, and reservations to a pre-performance dinner with the dancers, visit PBT's web site or phone 412 281-0360.
Funny Chekhov: Short Plays & Vaudevilles
The Bear: A Vaudeville. Elena Popova, a young and attractive widow, has immersed herself in the role of mourning for her philandering but now dead husband. Luka, her frail and ancient man-servant, tries to snap her out of it. Then Smirnov barges in… The Proposal: A Vaudeville. A feud over the ownership of a meadow nearly upends a couple's engagement. Swan Song: A One-act Play. An old actor falls asleep in his dressing room following the performance and finds himself gazing forlornly into the blackness of the empty theatre. Drama: A Comedy. An unstoppable wanna-be playwright holds a famous writer captive as she details the increasingly absurd plot of her play. On the Evils of Tobacco: A Comic Sketch.
Liederabend and Living History
Old Economy Village presents German art songs featuring up-and-coming opera stars, including Lori Carrau, Lara Lynn Cottrill, Katlyn Kovachick, Emily Lapisardi, Rosemary Pavlovsky, Robyn Peterson, Rebecca Rumfelt, and Henry St. George Tucker, with pianist Rebekah Hill. Free with village admission, refreashments included.