All Events | Starting Saturday, February 2, 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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Duquesne faculty members Adam Liu, cello; David Allen Wehr, piano; and Rachel Stegeman, violin, perform in recital.
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert Cameron conducts.
An Evening of One Acts
An Evening of One Acts features plays from the Pittsburgh New Works Festival: LA VITRA LOCO, about residents in a senior citizens home whose lives are upset by one resident's decision to try the "little blue pill;" STRUTTING AND FRETTING, an absurdly hilarious play which follows a director and his two actors rehearsing a play about the meaning of life; and A BLANKET OF STARS, in which two senior women sit under the night sky and share some absolutely hilarious dialogue.
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.
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.
Family-Friendly Brown Bag concert
Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artists are joined by dancers from Attack Theatre in a collaborative Brown Bag concert featuring music from The Barber of Seville, Dido and Aeneas, The Marriage of Figaro, and others, as well as a sneak peek at Attack Theatre's new production, "Soap Opera." Free admission.
Respighi, Britten, and More!
Ronald Zollman conducts a small but elite group of student instrumentalists in a concert of early 20th century chamber orchestra repertoire, including works by Benjamin Britten, Ottorino Respighi, Arthur Honegger, and Wojciech Kilar.
Opus II String Orchestra
Opus II String Orchestra will feature familiar pieces including themes from Les Miserables, West Side Story, and Carmen, as part of the church's Music on the Hill series. Opus II develops and showcases the talents of middle school through adult string musicians from Pittsburgh and the eastern suburbs.
Guests Laura Heimes (soprano) and Andrew Appel (harpsichord) join Chatham Baroque for a concert of songs and sonatas from the musical treasure troves of Thomas Jefferson and other colonial Americans.
American History - Land of the Free
Maestro Istvan Jaray celebrates Black History Month and Presidents' Day with Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Joan Tower's Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, Copland's A Lincoln Portrait (narrator TBA), and William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony.
Music Director Matthew Kraemer leads a concert featuring saxophonist Arthur Black, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
The Scene began as a non-touring bluegrass band back in 1971 in jam sessions at the home of Ben Eldridge. 40 years later, this band has become one of the single largest contributers to the progression of bluegrass from the early days of Flatt and Scruggs and Bill Monroe to the more contemporary sounds that they developed.