All Events | Starting Sunday, October 14, 2012
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & Other Story Books
(Ages 3-10) Step right up for a sparkling revue of mini-musicals based on the books If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Amazing Grace, Borreguita and the Coyote, Imogene's Antlers, Master Man, Math Curse and Owen. It is a show chock full of lessons about winning.
Music with a Mission
The band will play works in a variety of styles, from Rimsky-Korsakov's "Procession of the Nobles" to Gershwin and Sousa. This annual concert benefits the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. It's free, but a donation of non-perishable food items is requested.
Pitt Choirs Concert
Heinz Chapel Choir, Men's Glee Club, and Women's Choral Ensemble. Free admission.
Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir
Under the direction of Robert Page, the Carnegie Mellon Concert Choir will perform the music of Bernard Rands, Hoagy Carmichael, Libby Larsen, Samuel Barber, Eric Whitacre and others in a concert of American music.
Henry Wong Doe, piano
New Zealand native Henry Wong Doe performs Beethoven's Piano Sonata # 22 in F, Liszt's 9th Transcendental Etude, two pieces by contemporary composer Gareth Farr, and Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Tom Angleberger is the creator of the wacky, popular "Origami Yoda" series, based on the adventures of kids at McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired finger puppets. His books are a "hybrid" of pictures and words that kids really love. Tom comes to share his latest episode, The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee.
IonSound Project: CreatION Sound Concert I
Music and art for humans and robots by artist/roboticist Jeremy Boyle and composer Patrick Burke.
Warhol: Headlines defines and brings together 80 works that the artist based largely on headlines from the tabloid news. Warhol had a lifelong obsession with the sensational side of contemporary news media, and examples of his source materials for the works of art are presented for comparison, revealing Warhol's role as both editor and author.
Symphony East will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:00 am with a performance at 1:00 pm of "Music for Brass Quintet" by Tenebrae Brass, members of the Music Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Luncheon reservations: 724 327-4295. No reservations needed for the performance.
Featuring the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, Mary Poppins"is the rare touring production that over-delivers on every level!" --Variety
St. Olaf Orchestra
Called "one of the best college orchestras in the nation" by TIME magazine, the St. Olaf Orchestra is known for its passionate music-making and professional-level performances. This national tour includes repertoire such as Smetana's Dance of the Comedians, Fete from the Nocturnes by Debussy, “Danzón No. 2 by Marquez, Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas, Valse Triste by Sibelius, and Ravel's “Suite #2” from Daphnis and Chloe.
Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble
The Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble, directed by James Ferla, will perform a wide variety of works, including Rodrgio's Concierto de Aranjuez, a staple in the classical guitar repertoire and songs like Spencer Williams' I Found a New Baby, among others.
Winner of 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Scheming partners Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom think they know the sure-fire way to make money on Broadway: fund a flop on the cheap and make off with the extra cash. No journey down the Great White Way would be complete without kitschy dance numbers, romantic interludes and over-the-top personalities; Mel Brooks delivers all of this, with a strong dose of humor. Directed and choreographed by Tomé Cousin.
Romantic Giants: Schubert and Schumann
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Sha Wang in masterworks by Schubert and Schumann
Ravel, Franck, and Orli Shaham Playing Gershwin
A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and vitality, pianist Orli Shaham performs Gershwin's Concerto in F, featured in the movie classic An American in Paris. André Raphel also conducts Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, and Franck's Symphony in D Minor.
Manfred Honeck conducts Mahler's sublime Symphony #2 with two vocal soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir, a programmatic work that proclaims the composer's belief in life after death. Hear this work, which the PSO takes on its 2012 European tour.
Rzewski – piano. Concert II
Johanna Ballou performs De Profundis, along with other pieces from the modern solo piano repertory.
The stones began to cry, the Spanish say, when poet Federico Garcia Lorca died at the hands of Franco's fascists. “Ainadamar,” the supposed site of that murder, means “fountain of tears” in Arabic. This is a dream of a chamber opera, a Deep Song containing the cry of the flamenco singer, the pounding of horses' hooves, and floating above them, Margarita Xirgu, the great Catalan tragedian and Lorca's muse, left to sing his song and bequeath his freedom. Composed by Osvaldo Golijov; libretto by David Henry Hwang; Music direction by Andres Cladera; video by Joe Seamans; stage direction by Karla Boos.
Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble
Magician Bradley Fields
Bradley Fields' internationally renowned performance Out of Thin Air! blends medieval theatrics, clever comedy and mind-boggling magic. An expert at timing and slight-of-hand, Fields is considered among the top magicians in the entertainment world. Drawing from the days of jesters and traveling bards, the show traverses Coney Island's Dreamland and the mystical Himalayas.