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All Events | Starting Thursday, January 31, 2013

Becky's New Car
By Steven Dietz, directed by Kim Martin. Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life…and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn't dare. Becky's New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, a devious and delightful romp down the road not taken.
01/31/2013


You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!
From seductive young lovers to reluctant Facebook friends, Annabelle and Jeff have 10 years of marriage under their belts when they encounter the question all married couples face – “Where would we be without Pinot Noir?” This 75-minute tour de force directed by Van Kaplan takes a humorous look at a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start.
01/31/2013


Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
The PYCO will perform selections from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, and works by Corelli and Saint-Saens. Two winners of the PYCO concerto competition will be featured: North Allegheny Senior High's Kavita Shankar and Carson Middle School's Kennedy Urban.
01/31/2013


John Gabriel Borkman
Disgraced and destitute following a fraud scandal and imprisonment, John Gabriel Borkman paces alone in an upstairs room. Downstairs his wife and former mistress – who happens to be her sister - are in for a dark and stormy night. A scorching indictment of 19th century capitalism, Ibsen's penultimate play shows how unbridled lust for money and power can make you crazy. Translation: Michael Meyer. Starring Robin Walsh and Bridget Connors. Directed by Martin Giles.
01/31/2013


"...and on this day..."
Playing off the date of this concert, composers wrote new music inspired by events that occured on a January 31st. Composers include OvreArts founders Blake Ragghianti and Luke Mayernik, as well as Erberk Eryilmaz, Chris Massa, Emily Jackson and Ryan McMasters. Original choreography by Texture Contemporary Ballet and Chelsea Zimmer will be featured, as well as a special appearance by WQED's own Rick Sebak. Classical QED's Ted Sohier hosts.
01/31/2013


Ten Solo and Collaborative Exhibits
Ten separate exhibits of selected tri-state artists represent a cross-section of today's best emerging and established region contemporary artists. The collaborative artists are: David Bernabo and Emily Walley; Jeremy Boyle and Mark Franchino; Eli Blasko, Eric Charlton and Ian F. Thomas. The solo artists are: Stephen Chalmers, Jonathan Chamberlain, Lizzy DeVita, William McAllister, David Montano, Lenore D. Thomas, and Kara Ruth Snyder.
02/01/2013


Grand Halle Performance Series
Seven talented vocalists from Richland High School will perform "The Love of Broadway."  The program includes selections from Oklahoma, Annie Get Your Gun, Aida, South Pacific, Kiss Me Kate, Guys and Dolls, and Finian's Rainbow.  Seating is limited.  814 536-7986
02/01/2013


Shen Yun Returns
Discover the culture of classical China, brought to life through dance and all-original orchestrations. Magnificently costumed dancers move in poetic arrangements that evoke pastoral beauty, imperial drama, and the glory of an ancient civilization.
02/01/2013


Soap Opera
Soap Opera is an evening-length mashup of original contemporary dance  with opera classics and live performances by Pittsburgh Opera resident artist Nicole Rodin. Soap Opera tells a Scheherazade-inspired tale of a talented musical couple as she prepares herself and her husband for his expected death, holding witness through the stories and adventures before embracing his inevitable departure.
02/01/2013


Pittsburgh Gospel Choir
Shout for joy as the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir welcomes Black History Month. The Choir is a multi-age, multi-ethnic musical ensemble whose concerts are designed to uplift, edify, and entertain audiences through Gospel music and other sacred choral repertoire. Under the direction of Dr. Herbert Jones, the choir will fill the sanctuary with the stirring sounds of soulful song.
02/01/2013


Trillium Ensemble - Echoes
The Trillium Ensemble (flute, clarinet & piano) welcomes Pittsburgh Opera violinist Dawn Posey for a music program featuring "Eleven Echoes of Autumn" by George Crumb and trios by Aram Khachaturian, Bohuslav Martinu, and local composer Federico Garcia, as well as John Adams' "Gnarly Buttons."
02/02/2013


Beethoven's Pastorale
This concert includes African-American composer George Walker's Lyric for Strings, Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, and Beethoven's Symphony #6, "Pastoral."
02/02/2013


Duets: Music for Viola and Piano
Chatham's Chamber Music Series presents Pittsburgh Symphony violist Erina Goldwasser and pianist Gerald Lee in the Viola Sonata by Shostakovich, Ravel's Piece en Forme de Habanera, and other works by Glinka and Liszt.
02/02/2013


Carnegie Mellon Chamber Orchestra
Ronald Zollman conducts a dance-inspired program featuring the Simple Symphony by Benjamin Britten, Symphony #2 for Strings and Trumpet by Honegger, Orawa by Wojciech Kilar, and Ancient Airs & Dances, Suite 3, by Respighi.
02/03/2013


Rebecca Skloot and David Lacks
Rebecca Skloot and David “Sonny” Lacks appear with the unforgettable story of David’s mother, Henrietta, the subject of Skloot’s best-seller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta, a poor farmer who died of cancer in 1951, left behind an immortal line of cells known as HeLa. These cells, taken without her knowledge, have been used for decades in ground-breaking medical research. Skloot traces her own ten-year writing journey to uncover a mystery about race, class and bioethics in America.
02/04/2013


Sister Act
Sister Act is Broadway’s acclaimed musical comedy based on the smash-hit film. When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
02/05/2013


Faculty Recital
Duquesne faculty members Adam Liu, cello; David Allen Wehr, piano; and Rachel Stegeman, violin, perform in recital.
02/05/2013


Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert Cameron conducts.
02/07/2013


My Funny Valentine
Just in time for Valentine's Day, the PSO Pops welcomes Broadway stars Melissa Errico and Doug LaBrecque joining the orchestra for "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady, the theme from Ice Castles and more. It will be a night of laughs, tears and most of all, romance. Michael Krajewski, pop conductor of the Houston and Atlanta symphonies leads the orchestra.
02/07/2013


Rossini's The Barber of Seville
With the help of the crafty Figaro, the amorous Count Almaviva attempts to woo the beautiful Rosina from under the nose of her jealous and controlling guardian, Dr. Bartolo. 14 singers will be heard over the run of four performances.
02/07/2013