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All Events | Starting Sunday, March 17, 2013

Revisiting the Classics
Jason Worzbyt conducts gems of the wind band repertoire, including such standards as Gustav Holst's "First Suite for Band," Percy Grainger's "Colonial Song", and "Introit" by Fisher Tull.

Linda Kernohan, piano
Pianist, composer, and official Grammy Awards blogger (a.k.a. Miss Music Nerd) will perform her composition "A Book of Hours" inspired by the writings of theologian, writer, and pacifist Thomas Merton. Four readers will speak the writings of Merton between musical interpretations. Free admission.

Young Winners Recital
Performances by pianists Zhaoliang Albert Du, Rishi Mirchandani, Hannah Breslau, Ariana Chiu, and harpist Rebecca Pfingstl.

Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert Cameron, conductor.

Symphony East "Spring Fling"
Symphony East's Spring Fling fundraiser luncheon & fashion show raises funds for the Pittsburgh Symphony. Reservations required by April 3 at (412) 371-1773.

Paula McLain
Paula McLain, a poet who hails from Cleveland, has rejuvenated interest in the life and loves of Ernest Hemingway with her book club favorite, The Paris Wife. McLain allows Hadley Richardson, the first wife, to tell her own story of love and loss in the anything-goes fast lane of Jazz Age Paris, a “heartbreaking portrayal."

Organist Winner Recital
Winners to be announced.

Apollo's Fire - A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse
Cleveland's acclaimed Baroque orchestra plays music by J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann. After working for church and court, Bach let his hair down at Zimmerman's Coffeehouse -- Leipzig's 18th century equivalent of Starbucks. Zimmerman hired freelance musicians and Bach directed music by his favorite composers.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre
Lula Washington is admired as a teacher, leader, dancer, and choreographer with a very unique style and approach to dance. Lula fuses African and Afro-Haitian dance with gospel, classical ballet, modern, street, theatrical, and hip hop dance, while drawing from various ideas and issues. Lula choreographed Disney's The Little Mermaid and the 3D epic Avatar.

Lovers & Dreams: An Opera Showcase
Young talents from the Carnegie Mellon vocal department are featured in a program of “minimally staged scenes” from Carmen, Der Rosenkavalier, The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly, and more.

Antarktikos (World Premiere)
By Andrea Stolowitz, directed by Sheila McKenna. Antarktikos is a mind-bending play about heroism, saying goodbye, and moving forward. Somewhere between Oregon and Antarctica lie several points on a continuum: Susan, a writer at an artists residency at the South Pole; Captain Robert Falcon Scott, leader of the British Antarctic expedition of 1912; and Hilary, Susan's 21-year-old daughter. When an insomniac EMT named Alex becomes the hapless link among them, time collapses, geographies blend, and destinies emerge.

NOW Ensemble


In Memoriam II
Christine Jordanoff, director.

Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble
The university's Guitar Ensemble joins forces with the Robinson Guitar Ensemble, a trailblazing group of middle and high school students at the Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA, for a program featuring works by Luc Levèsque, Darin Au, Jurge Kindle, and others

Snow White ballet
The classic children's ballet Snow White will be performed by sixty children from surrounding communities. Director Monica Ryan choreographs the production.

The Sisters Grey
In collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, this theatrical presentation by Gab Cody and Lori Roper tells of two sisters-in-law (one Black and one Jewish) who both believe their family histories of racial oppression require retribution and sacrifice from others. A funeral, an heirloom ring which survived the Holocaust, and a bevy of secrets set the stage for turmoil in this comedy that asks why we still question love outside our own tribe.

Slatkin, Ax & Mozart
Journey out of this world when electronica partners with orchestra in Mason Bates' colorful and vibrant The B-Sides. Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performs Mozart's popular Piano Concerto No. 25. Slatkin closes the program with Prokofiev's powerful symphony #5.

Bubble Time
(Ages 3-10) Join "Yesac Elrac The Bubblemaniac" and "Bub" in their world of inflatable furniture, pools and psychedelic liquids where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Doug Rougeux and Casey Carle, Ringling Bros. and Cirque du Soleil veterans, create a soapy circus through a unique fusion of theater, visual art, clowning, jazz, improvisation and brilliant bubbling. A show for the whole family that is both eye-popping and hysterical.

The Nordic Sound: Music of Scandinavian composers
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents students of the Music Program in works by Scandinavian composers.

Niel Berg's 100 Years of Broadway
Back by popular demand, this show recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows as well as numbers from B'way's newest hits. It features some of the talents who appeared in original productions of shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, and Jekyll & Hyde.