All Events | Starting Saturday, March 9, 2013
Trouble with a Capital T
Join the Pittsburgh School for the Choral Arts in singing along to some favorite tunes from The Music Man! Emcee Anna Singer returns as Marian the Librarian in this fun family feature from the 1960s. The event includes food at the "town social," many activities for children of all ages, a silent auction, live auction, and dessert auction to support the choirs and programs.
Music in Pictures
Maestro Istvan Jaray conducts Beethoven's Symphony #6 "Pastoral," and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Also featured will be the JSO's Young Artist Competition winner, pianist Anthony Cornet, now pursuing a Masters Degree in piano performance at Duquesne U.
Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes
A world premiere by Daniel Beaty (creator of Through the Night). Roland Hayes journeyed from the dirt paths of Georgia to European stages, becoming the first African-American classical vocalist to be heard around the world. With bright yellow shoes given to him by his mother, his Angel Mo', Roland walked the hard road to stardom. This musical features the soul of spirituals and the grace of classical music to portray one man's ambition to be an artist.
Aaronel deRoy Gruber: Art(ist) in Motion
This exhibit highlights the Pittsburgh artist’s exploration of the medium of sculpture, from welded steel and formed aluminum to vacuum-formed plexiglass pieces, both illuminated and motorized.
Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lunasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.
Featuring the winner of the annual collegiate Young Artist Competition. Music Director Matthew Kraemer also leads the orchestra in familiar music from popular recent movies.
Celebrating Wagner's Nordic Tales
Chatham's Sunday Vocal series presents a concert in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program's "Year of Europe: Scandinavia." Featured singers: Anna Singer, Robert Frankenberry, Mary Beth Sederburg, Demareus Cooper, Kelly Lynch, Desiree Soteres, and Jolanta Doherty, with pianist Walter Morales.
Jackie Evancho - Songs from the Silver Screen
Singer and America's Got Talent alum Jackie Evancho applies her brilliant voice and extraordinary artistry to an entirely new set of classics with the release of her CD, "Songs From the Silver Screen." Director Robert Redford hand-picked Pittsburgh's Jackie Evancho to play his daughter in the 2012 film The Company You Keep.
The Music of The Beatles
Duquesne's Jazz Ensemble (Mike Tomaro, director) presents The Music of The Beatles.
The Wizard of Oz
Experience the classic film The Wizard of Oz as never before – accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The beloved film received Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Song with "Over the Rainbow." See the film and hear the music that has captured the hearts and imaginations of generations with your PSO at Heinz Hall. Lawrence Loh conducts.
Locally and regionally renowned visual artists showcase their talent in a trio of exhibits of new work with a contemporary focus. Works in paper, fiber art and paint. SOLO Exhibits features work by Leslie Ansley, Jo-Anne Bates, and Tina Brewer.
In Memoriam I
Christine Jordanoff, director.
Lukas Foss's Griffelkin
The CAPA Voice Department will be presenting their Spring opera, Griffelkin, by Lukas Foss.
Beethoven: Egmont ovt.; Humperdinck: selections from Hansel and Gretel; Tchaikovsky: selections from Cinderella; Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; selections from the Narnia films. Friday, Mar 15, 8pm, Butler County Community College & Saturday, Mar 23, 7pm, North Hills Junior High
This free concert features PYPO's string, woodwind, and brass ensembles.
Henry Spinell, piano
Henry Spinelli, noted Pittsburgh pianist presens a recital in celebration of his 80th birthday. His program includes works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Fauré, Amy Beach, Irving Fine, and Earl Wild/George Gershwin.
Pomerium: Mary Tudor: Glorious Music for England's Catholic Queen
Countering the view of Mary Tudor as a blood-thirsty tyrant with no love of the arts, a newer picture paints her five-year reign as one of extraordinary musical flowering, when England's greatest composers (White, Parsons, Tye, Tallis) were encouraged to compose the most elaborate and sophisticated music they could. Co-presented with Calvary Episcopal Church.
Amadeus! A Mozart Celebration
An all-Mozart concert with the Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio, Symphony #25 in g minor, Symphony #38 “Prague”, and opera highlights from The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni with soprano Jeanine De Bique.
Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Cio-Cio San's (Maria Luigia Borsi) open heart and trusting nature are the reasons that Pinkerton (Bryan Hymel) should love her, and the reasons that you'll weep at the end of the opera. The young Japanese woman, nicknamed Butterfly, gives up her family and her religion to be with Pinkerton. Pinkerton gives up nothing, and promptly leaves - returning three years later with his American wife, leaving the young Butterfly mortally devastated. Jean-Luc Tingaud conducts.
John Williams' music & Dan Kamin's Comedy in Motion
Featuring the music of John Williams and Dan Kamin's Comedy in Motion.