All Events | Starting Friday, September 14, 2012
Riders to the Sea & Lizbeth
Witness "Riders To The Sea," both as Synge's play and Vaughan Williams' opera, along with Thomas Albert's "Lisbeth." Gregory Lehane directs. Andres Cladera conducts. Casts include--Riders play: Laurie Klatscher, Tressa Glover DiGiulio, and Sean Lenhart; Riders opera: Mary Beth Sederburg, Gail Novak, Leah Dyer and Sean Lenhart. Lizbeth: Anna Singer, Jillian Marini, Erica Olden, Gail Novak, Daphne Alderson and Raymond Blackwell.
Smithfield Street Theatre presents Moll Flanders, a play inspired by the Daniel Defoe novel, adapted by Artistic Director Sean Michael O’Donnell. Performances are Fridays & Saturdays.
Steve Earle with Charlie Mars
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.
David Harrison, piano
Pianist David Harrison encores the program he performed last week at the Steinway Piano Gallery. Enjoy works by Marcello, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin & Rachmaninoff while surrounded by the majestic architecture of Pittsburgh's historic First Baptist Church.
Free Palace Theater Tours
One-hour tours include interesting facts and trivia about The Palace and former Manos Theatre, a vaudeville and movie house that opened in 1926. The 1369-seat theater hosts more than 100 events each year. A newspapers from 1926 that detailed the Manos Theatre's opening will be on view. Info will be available about upcoming shows at The Palace Theatre, owned and managed by the Westmoreland Cultural Trust.
Greensburg Art Center Juried Exhibit
"Best of the Bunch," a diverse exhibit of 2- and 3-dimensional media juried by Joy Borelli-Edwards. Free.
'Celebrating 20 Years of Opera' Gala
Johnstown's party of the season celebrates 20 years. An evening of gorgeous operatic music, gourmet dining, and an auction continues a tradition launched by Frank Pasquerilla and continued by maestro Istvan Jaray, the JSO, and young opera stars. Details online.
Year of the Dragon Gala - Lang Lang
Piano superstar Lang Lang performs with the PSO as part of an envening that includes a cocktail hour, performance, and dinner at Heinz Hall. 2012 is Year of the Dragon, and Lang Lang will play selections from his album of Chinese music, Dragon Songs, as well as the Liszt Piano Concerto #1.
Scaife Galleries Reopening
Reorganized by Louise Lippincott, CMOA's Scaife galleries highlight the museum's strengths in Impressionism, sculpture, Realism, and Aestheticism, providing a much more cohesive view of how art history has changed over time. New interpretive texts provide a deeper context and understanding of art and life from 1860 to 1920.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic
Ronald Zollman conducts the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic in the world premiere of the Centennial Suite by Carnegie Mellon faculty composers Marilyn Taft Thomas, Leonardo Balada, Nancy Galbraith, and Reza Vali in honor of the School of Music's centennial. Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony will also be performed.
Some Assembly Required: Public
Based on the award winning program Some Assembly Required (in museums and galleries), the dancers and musicians of Attack Theatre take to the streets of Pittsburgh with a free performance series exploring public artworks throughout the city. Connect with your city and your public art in a new and unique way through this dynamic performance event of conversation, creation, dance, and music. Follow the link for details.
Now What Exactly is Romantic Music?
The Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association presents composer Timothy Brown to discuss FJH Music method "Succeeding at the Piano" and "Now What Exactly is Romantic Music?"
The fiery flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado returns to Pittsburgh with Gypsy flamenco singer Jesus Montoya and flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow.
Music 101 - Lorna McGhee, flute
Get to know the PSO's new Principal Flute, Lorna McGhee, at an informal lecture-and-performance. Her theme, "From Old World to New - Journeys with the Flute," will be loosely based on Dvorak's New World Symphony, which is featured on the orchestra's first subscription concert of the new season. With pianist Donna Amato, she'll play movements from Dvorak's Violin Sonata on her flute, as well as a Baroque piece, music by Katherine Hoover, Jake Heggie, and something inspired by John Coltrane.
Thomas Hampson master class
Free, but reservations are required: 412-281-0912, ext. 0 before 9/18 at 4:00 pm. World-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson will coach Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists Kyle Oliver, Nicole Rodin and Meredith Lustig, showing the audience how young professional singers learn from experts in their field. Mr. Hampson sings Strauss with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Sep. 21–23.
Midnight Radio: Secret Agents & Spies
Midnight Radio goes undercover with an episode exploring the dark and dangerous world of information trafficking.
This annual celebration of the organizations funded by RAD features free admissions and performances. Just a few of the participants include Classical QED 89.3's Byham Studio, the Carnegie Museums, Children's Museum, Mattress Factory, National Aviary, New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh Opera, RiverQuest and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge
In Christopher Durang's parody of A Christmas Carol, Scrooge has "a kind of seasonal Tourette's Syndrome" causing him to exclaim "Bah, humbug!" and Mrs. Cratchit is a raging woman who is fed up with her 20 children (most of which she keeps locked in the root cellar) and can't take the goody-goody kid with a crutch any longer!
Musical Horizon: Beethoven, Schumann and Gareth Farr
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Henry Wong Doe in works by Beethoven, Schumann and Gareth Farr.
New World Symphony
Music Director Manfred Honeck and Principal Horn Bill Caballero open the season with Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto #1. Baritone Thomas Hampson sings orchestral songs by Richard Strauss, and the program closes with Dvorak's New World symphony.