All Events | Starting Saturday, September 29, 2012
Winner of two Golden Globe awards for his role as teacher Will Schuesterin on the TV show "Glee," Matthew Morrison has also performed in movies and Broadway shows, including Footloose, The Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray and What to Expect While You're Expecting. Morrison will perform favorite hits from his forthcoming album of Broadway standards. Lucas Richman conducts.
Music Director Daniel Meyer opens the season with the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz, Cello Concerto #1 by Shostakovich featuring guest soloist Zuill Bailey, and the Carmen Suites 1 & 2 by Bizet.
Music for Medicine - Trinity Jazz Orchestra
To fund high quality health-care for uninsured and income-eligible neighbors in Butler County, The Trinity Jazz Orchestra and American Idol finalist Adam Brock perform classics from the American Songbook. A VIP Reception with hors d'oeuvres and desserts follows. The goal is to raise $50k.
Titanic: The Musical
Winner of five 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Titanic recounts the dreams, hopes, and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship in the third, second, and first class accomodations.
Jones x Two
Jones x Two promises a thrilling blend of jazz and pop starring Pittsburgh's world-renowned trumpet virtuoso Sean Jones, and NYC singer/songwriter Caroline Jones, straight from headlining at Feinstein's on NYC's Park Avenue. This event benefits children's literacy programs and the Andrew Carnegie Free Library.
Reminiscences - Tina Faigen, piano
Chatham University Guest Artist Series presents pianist Tina Faigen in a retrospective of great music from Caccini to Tchaikovsky, plus the Pittsburgh premiere of "Eight Reminiscences" by Robert Schultz.
Four Hands, Warm Heart
Music for Piano, Four-hands, and Solo Quartet. Internationally acclaimed pianists Laura Ward and Harold Evans, along with soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Suzanne duPlantis, tenor Joseph Gaines, and bass Randall Scarlata offer a delightful afternoon of quartets, trios, duets, and solos, including Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles, and more.
Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra
Music Director Lawrence Loh will conduct this "Sunday Afternoon Baroque" concert of the PYSO Chamber Orchestra. The program includes Handel's Water Music suite, Sicilienne by Faure, and Bach's Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake) for woodwind quintet, and much more. Proceeds benefit restoration of the church's Tiffany windows.
Andrew Clements wrote the book Frindle, and has more than 9 million copies of his books in print. He'll talk about his new book, About Average -- the story of Jordan, a girl who's determined to be extraordinary.
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
Under the direction of George Vosburgh and Thomas Thompson, the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble will perform Febris Ver, a piece by composition faculty member Nancy Galbraith, as well as the wind band standard Holst's First Suite for Military Band.
Plein Air Mt. Lebanon
More than two dozen of the best Plein Air painters from around the country will fan out across Mt. Lebanon as part of the inaugural Plein Air Mt. Lebanon to capture Mt. Lebanon's historic homes, business districts, parks, sunset vistas or other scenes to submit their work for cash prizes in a juried show and for sale to the public.
Guitar and Violin
Guitarist Petar Jankovic and violinist Sophie Bird present an diverse mix of repertoire including duo and solo pieces.
Pittsburgh Foundation Day of Giving
When you contribute online on Oct. 3rd, The Pittsburgh Foundation will match contributions to each eligible nonprofit with a proportional amount from the Challenge Grant Pool of funds. Follow the website link (at right) for a list of qualified recipients, and to donate.
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Music by Hector Berlioz and Antonin Dvorak, with Olivia Jackson, violin. Free admission.
Next to Normal
This Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical tells the story of a mother who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This emotional powerhouse addresses such issues as grief, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact.
Directed by Guest Artist Annie Tyson, Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The Rivals explores the complexities of the pursuit of love. A rich young woman, Miss Lydia Languish, insists on marrying a poor man. So what is the wealthy Captain Jack Absolute to do if he wants to win Lydia's heart? Led by the legendary theatrical invention, Mrs. Malaprop, this delightful comedy of manners is filled with outrageous characters and uproarious farcical devices.
Olga Kern plays Rachmaninoff
Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin welcomes Olga Kern in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #3. Also, American composer William Schuman's Symphony #3, and Scott Eyerly's Alrlington Sons, a piece about a father and son visiting Arlington National Cemetery.
Impressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay
American artist Walter Gay (1856–1937) specialized in painting views of opulent residential interiors in late-19th and early-20th-century America and Europe. John Singer Sargent, Gay's contemporary, is well known for painting the sumptuous clothing and jewels of American society in his fashionable portraits. Gay, in contrast, painted society's rooms—with their silk wall coverings, ornate paneling, 18th-century French furniture, tapestries, and sculptures—in often legendary residences.
Music Director Matthew Kraemer begins the orchestra's 64th season with such familiar classics as Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien and Respighi's The Pines of Rome.
The court jester Rigoletto (Mark Delavan) loves his daughter Gilda (Lyubov Petrova) nearly as much as he hates the Duke of Mantua (Michael W. Lee). The Duke steals Gilda's honor, and the jester must continue to joke, even as he plans revenge. Rigoletto sometimes takes a joke too far for the comfort of his audience. But, this being opera, Rigoletto is met not by boos, but by a curse, when one of his jokes gets a little too personal. Antony Walker conducts.