All Events | Starting Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble
Art Songs and Interludes
A free community concert with all new works composed especially for the occasion.
A Deco Affair
a pre-season gala event with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, gourmet dinner, opera gems performances featuring Diba Alvi, Anna Singer, Daniel Teadt, and Juan Jose De Leon; silent and live auctions, dessert and dancing to a Live band.
With brilliant wit, this 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner and 2012 Tony-winning Best Play inspects one house in two separate years: 1959 and 2009. In Act One, a black family moves into Chicago’s white Clybourne Park. In Act Two, it's 50 years later and the issue is white gentrification in the now black neighborhood. Clybourne Park is a perceptive and sharply funny play about the minefield of personalities that must be negotiated before a community can be created. Pamela Berlin directs.
Black Orchid String Trio - A Concert of Firsts
The trio premieres works by composers Alan Tormey, Ryan Stewart, Chris Massa, Adam Rook, and Ash Madni, and plays Elliott Carter's String Trio. The Space Upstairs is a loft above Construction Junction with entrance at the corner of Thomas and Lexington. On street parking. (Please don't use Construction Junction's lot)
A Celebration of African-American Music & the Arts
A Celebration of African-American Music & The ARTS" will feature Jazz, Blues, Dance, Spoken Word, Gospel and Monologue. The event is co-presented by the CCAC Department of Music and The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir.
Cinderella (with Orchestra)
PBT's season ends with the enchanting fairy-tale story of Cinderella choreographed by Septime Webre with dazzling sets, shimmering costumes, enchanting fairies, jesters, dragonflies, a fairy godmother, and evil stepsisters. This production features the PBT Orchestra playing Sergei Prokofiev's magnificent score.
The Nordic Sound: Norway
Chatham's Friday Afternoon Musicale series presents pianist Walter Morales in music by Halvorsen, Grieg, Sinding, and Tellefsen in honor of the Chatham University Global Focus Program’s Year of Europe: Scandinavia.
Inspired by the words of Victor Hugo, "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent," CMU performance majors Alexander Hettinga (viola), Jessie Nucho (flute), and Natalie Severson (harp) won the Pittsburgh Concert Society's Major Artist Auditions, and worked with Pittsburgh composer David Stock to prepare his piece "A Vanished World."
Veit Hertenstein, viola
Winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artist auditions, Veit Hertenstein won the "la Grange" prize at the Verbier Festival, and has appeared at the Marlboro and Menuhin Festivals. He'll debut this season at NYC's Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center in DC. With pianist Pei-Yao Wang, he'll play works by Schumann, Prokofiev, Rota, Shostakovich and Piazzolla.
A large-scale, city-wide historic concert event featuring Manfred Honeck and the PSO with a choir of thousands from the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Selections will include Beethoven's Ode to Joy, Verdi's Requiem, Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, a world premiere, an audience sing-along, and remarks from Cardinal Donald Wuerl,
Mary Flower and Colin Linden
Mary Flower, a 2008 Blues Music Award Nominee for "Acoustic Artist of the Year," is renowned for a uniquely personal vision of roots music that blends ragtime, acoustic blues, and folk styles. Linden is a singer and songwriter, a prolific record producer (Bruce Cockburn, Tom Wilson, Colin James), a guitar sideman for such stars as Emmylou Harris, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, and a member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings.
70th Anniversary Celebration
The Pittsburgh Concert Society celebrates 70 years of promoting Pittsburgh talent with food, friendship, and performances by pianists L. Mark Carver, Tina Faigen, Ariana Chiu, Christian Chiu, and Charles Oestreich; soprano Leah Edmondson Dyer, trumpeter Charles Lirette, harpist Rebecca Pfingstl, and the Hilal String Quartet. 71st season concerts will be announced. Adrian Daly, Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Music, is the guest of honor.
Organist Paul Jacobs plays Bach
As part of the Pittsburgh Symphony's Music for the Spirit Festival. world-renowned organist Paul Jacobs performs one of Bach's most stunning and challenging masterpieces, the Clavier Ubung III, expressing humanity's connection to the divine, amidst the stunning 23 windows of Heinz Chapel.
The Three Rivers Ringers performs gems from classical composers such as Brahms, Grieg, Shostakovich, and Verdi, as well as today’s leading handbell composers in its six-concert spring series. Details online.
Music for Two Viols
Music for Two Viols: Music of Telemann, Simpson, Ford, and Ste. Colombe, played by gambists Patricia Halverson (Chatham Baroque) and Martha McGaughey
Claire Jones, harp
Claire Jones is one of the most celebrated young classical harpists. From 2007 to 2011 she was official harpist to Prince Charles, and performed at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. In this concert, co-presented with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Harp Society, Miss Jones will include works by Debussy, Puccini, Saint-Saens, pieces from her new CD, and a special piece chosen by William and Catherine for their wedding.
The Best of Verdi's Otello
Chatham's Sunday Vocal Series presents a selection of highlight's from Vardi's Shakespearean opera "Otello."
A fab fundraiser celebrates the season and the PBT dancers in style at an edgy venue. Meet the PBT musicians, professional dancers, and crew that made the 2012-2013 season possible, savor delectables, and sip bubbly.
CMU Baroque Ensemble