All Events | Starting Thursday, September 20, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Players - Romeo and Juliet
Love can be a thrilling ride -- it bursts the seams of young hearts, making them feel things never felt before… But it can also send you past the point of no return. America’s longest running classical touring company returns to the Succop Theater with Shakespeare's most enduring tale, re-imagined, re-invigorated, and irresistibly visceral.
Major Winners Recital
Anna Kovalevska and Yuting Zhou, piano duo; Hilary Gamble, violin.
Freya String Quartet
Founded in 2009, the Freya String Quartet (Jason Neukom, Ashley Buckley, Jason Hohn, Katya Janpoladyan) is dedicated to performing a wide range of music
Erik Larson (SOLD OUT)
(SOLD OUT) Erik Larson presents the Opening Night Lecture, with his featured book, In the Garden of Beasts.
New World Symphony
Manfred Honeck conducts Dvorak's New World symphony, and Principal Horn Bill Caballero plays the Horn Concerto #1 by Richard Strauss.
Cabaret with QED & Friends
A cabaret evening with Classical QED's Anna Singer and Joanna Marie, as well as Rob Frankenberry, Demareus Cooper, and Mary Beth Sederburg accompanied by Ray Blackwell in songs and operatic excerpts by Sondheim, Bernstein, Arlen, Dvorak and Puccini. No cover.
Ted Pappas directs Garson Kanin's hilarious classic comedy that tells the tale of Billie Dawn's transformation from ditzy showgirl to solid citizen. The makeover begins when her crooked boyfriend, Harry Brock, goes to Washington to buy himself a Senator and decides that Billie is too dumb to mingle with the political smart set. He hires a nerdy journalist to teach her how to fit in, and what transpires is the stuff of Broadway and Hollywood legend.
By Patrick Hamilton, directed by Elmore James. For the mere sake of adventure, danger, and the "fun of the thing," Wyndham Brandon persuades his weak-minded friend, Charles Granillo, to assist him in the murder of a fellow undergraduate. They place the body in a wooden chest, invite a few acquaintances, and host a dinner party with the chest as the supper table. Elmore James creates an edgy, American-ized version of this psychological drama brimming with shock and suspense.