All Events | Starting Saturday, October 20, 2012
Akram Khan Company "Vertical Road"
British-born Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan is celebrated internationally for the vitality he brings to intercultural dance expressions. Khan’s stunning full-length work Vertical Road is a rare feast for the senses—design, lighting, music and dancer combine in a rich glow of art.
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.
Pittsburgh Piano Trio
The trio plays a concert to benefit the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra's Instrument Fund.
Handel: Organ Concerto Opus 4 #1; Saint-Saens: Organ Symphony (Nicholas Will, organ)
Chatham Choir Cabaret Benefit Concert
The Chatham Choir presents is annual benefit Cabaret.
Mahler and more
Featuring Roy Sonne, violin, and music of Mahler with soprano Kelly Lynch.
Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble
Linda Morgan-Ellison, piano
Pianist Linbda Morgan Ellison plays works by Haydn, Liszt, Schubert and Debussy.
NPR's From the Top
A live taping of one of the most popular classical music programs on public radio. Celebrate the dedication, performances and personal stories of the nation's outstanding young classical musicians, including Sophia Lee, a 13-year old harpist from Wexford, PA. Sophia attends Carson Middle School, studies with Gretchen Van Hoesen, and plays in the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony. Sophia is also a black belt in tae kwon do and winner of the Carnegie Science Award. "From the Top" is co-sponsored by Seton Hill University.
Featuring the East Allegheny High School Orchestra
Major Winners Recital
Misook Yun, soprano, Alice Wang, clarinet, Sophia van der Westhuizen, piano; John DiCesare, tuba. A "Meet the Artists" reception follows.
Budapest on the Bluff: Purely Piano
Franz Liszt was the rock star pianist of the 19th-century who invented the solo "recital" and wrote an immense amount of piano music to challenge future generations. His charisma, sense of drama, and big heart are celebrated in this program performed by three of his pianistic descendants: David Allen Wehr, Natasha Snitkovsky, and Barbara Nissman -- rounded out with rarities by Schubert and Brahms and with Bartók's seminal Allegro barbaro, reflecting the primitivism found in the art of Picasso.
Jeffrey Eugenides has a “perverse love” for his hometown Detroit, which he says exemplifies the highs and lows of American history. A Pulitzer Prize winner for Middlesex, Eugenides has created a “deeply humane and eloquently constructed” third novel, The Marriage Plot, a love triangle full of intellectual angst.
Jerusalem String Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in Bb major, K. 589 "Prussian"; Dmitri Shostakovich: Quartet #1 in C major, Op. 49; Borodin: Quartet #2 in D major.
A Grand Night for Singing
Broadway's tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein is truly A Grand Night for Singing. This Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical showcases Richard Rodgers' timeless music and the incomparable lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. It will take you on a romantic musical journey from young infatuation to the touching and funny complexities of commitment and marriage, the joys of parenthood, and finally, the power of enduring love.
The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
This exhibit, curated by the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and co-sponsored in Pittsburgh by the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, explores the issues surrounding the 1936 Olympic Games, including the Nazis' use of propaganda, the intense boycott debatge, history of the torch run, and the historic performance of Jesse Owens.
Midnight Radio: Pittsburgh Ghost Stories
For Halloween, Midnight Radio presents an episode about Pittsburgh's rich history of hauntings and ghost stories.
Silk SCREAM Horror Film
Silk Screen features showing of an internationally recognized Asian Horror film: "Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings," directed by Jade Castro, and a surprise indie hit in the Philippines and on the festival circuit. Small-town boy Remington (Mart Escudero) persistently teases everyone that appears to be gay to him. As a consequence, Remington is the target of an unusual curse: when he is grown he too shall be gay.
Pittsburgh Philharmonic - Once Upon a Dream
Bring your little princess dressed in her best princess attire to hear orchestral music for all your favorite princesses including Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, Ravel's Beauty and the Beast, and other fairy-tale classics. Don't miss a visit by Ariel and Pocahontas to sing for you.
The PBT Orchestra plays Adolphe Adam's score. The ballet tells the story of a peasant girl named Giselle, who is betrayed by her lover and dies of a broken heart. Giselle rises from the dead for vengeance, but in the end protects her sorrowful lover from the deadly Willis – evil spirits who haunt the forest in the night.