All Events | Starting Saturday, November 10, 2012
Past and Present Masters
Istvan Jaray conducts Stravinsky's homage to Tchaikovsky, The Fairy's Kiss; Grieg's Piano Concerto (soloist TBA), and several pieces by John Williams including the Liberty Fanfare, Cowboys Overture, and music from the Star Wars and Superman film scores.
Pointe in Time: Moulin Rouge Ball
PBT's Pointe in Time Ball is an annual not-to-be-missed social event. Journey back to turn-of-the-century Paris in the Westin's Grand Ballroom, transformed into the infamous Moulin Rouge cabaret in tribute to PBT's upcoming production of "Moulin Rouge - The Ballet."
South Side Stories
A World Premiere hometown adventure by Tami Dixon. This vibrant one-woman show portrays the dynamism of a neighborhood. Embedded in the concrete of South Side's city steps are testimonials of teenage mischief, steel mill toil, and townie haunts. This is a neighborhood where parking chairs and bar stools mark territory, where "paradise" is just one turn off of 26th Street.
Duquesne University Tamburitzans
America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company, the Tamburitzans, bring Eastern European folk music alive on stage in a kaleidoscope of sight and sound, including songs in many languages and dialects and hundreds of styles of choreography. Folk instruments such as the bandura, tambura, gadulka and cimbalom are plucked, picked, bowed and hammered while more than 400 extravagant costumes adorn these talented young people.
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
Stephen Story conducts Kurt Weill’s eccentric "Little Threepenny Music," as well as Edgard Varèse’s avant-garde "Intégrales" and David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4.
A Shining Night
The Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents their fall concert under the direction of Susan Medley. See website for details and tickets.
The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare
(Ages 3-adult) Two classic stories told with spectacular glow in the dark electroluminescent wire (EL Wire) puppets. Broadway.com describes their puppetry as "an eye-popping display of storytelling that's like nothing else you've ever seen." Relive two timeless stories about transformation, acceptance, patience and beauty in a visually stunning production that will appeal to all ages.
Jon Nakematsu, piano
Jon Nakamatsu performs piano works of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.
Thank You, Jimmy Stewart!
"Thank You, Jimmy Stewart!" is a condensed one person tribute to three of Mr. Stewart's films. "Mr. Smith goes to Washington," "Harvey," and "It’s a Wonderful Life!". The show is presented by Christopher David Collins and proceeds benefit the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, PA. The stories are told from the perspective of the characters that Mr. Stewart brought to life in each of the three films. Mr. Collins also portrays some other very special guests through the magic of pure storytelling.
Takács Quartet with Marc-André Hamelin
Schubert: Quartet #13 in A minor, D. 804 "Rosamunde"; Britten: Quartet #1 in D major, Op. 25; Shostakovich: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57. The Takács Quartet holds numerous prestigious accolades and awards including multiple Gramophone Awards, a Grammy Award, a Chamber Music of America Award, and a Disc of the Year and Chamber Award from BBC Music Magazine. Acclaimed pianist Marc-André Hamelin is recipient of the lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critics' Ass'n.
Parade of American Music
Works by Shirley Barasch, Arthur Hellman, Sheila Bridges, Janet Stivanson, and George Pearsall. Free. A reception follows the program.
Edgewood Chamber Concerts opens its inaugural season featuring klezmer and gypsy inspired works by Osvaldo Golijov and Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin in the beautiful CC Mellor Library Community House "Living Room" in Edgewood. Seating is limited to 75 people.
England, 1914. As World War One begins, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company become breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
AquiTango plays the traditional tango as opposed to "tango moderno" or avant-garde style created by Piazzolla which uses jazz idioms and other abstract forms. Few embodied the soul of the older style, often referred to as the "romantic tango," as much as Carlos Gardel whose "Por Una Cabeza" was featured in the films "Scent of a Woman" and "Schindler's List". Free admission.
A Great and Mighty Voice
OvreArts presents a free community concert featuring all-new works composed especially for the occasion for chamber singers, small ensemble, and special guests -- The Three Rivers Ringers. A wine and snacks reception follows the concert.
Classical Mystery Tour
Classical Mystery Tour returns with a special tribute to the Beatles' acclaimed album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – the first rock album to win the 'Album of the Year' Grammy. Hear favorite Beatles hits presented by a group that looks, sounds and plays just like John, Paul, George and Ringo. Fawzi Haimor conducts Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
The Nordic Sound: Denmark
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Kuhlau, Gade, Nielsen, and Langgaard in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia,
Brass Fanfares, Folk Music, and Martin Chalifour Plays Bruch
Martin Chalifour, Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, performs Bruch's lyrical Violin Concerto #1, a true showpiece for the master violinist. This concert begins with the rousing Tenfold by Higdon, includes Mendelssohn's Symphony #5, and ends with Bartok's fiery The Miraculous Mandarin suite. André Raphel conducts.
Alia Musica performs five finalist pieces selected from the 2012 PNME/Alia Musica Call for Scores.