All Events | Starting Thursday, July 11, 2013
Lady Windermere's Fan
Tongues wag when the tarnished Mrs. Erlynne returns to town, but it's Lady Windermere who is most scandalized: she suspects her new husband of having an affair with this woman of ill-repute. When she decides to strike back at him with her own unfaithfulness, an unlikely rescuer saves her from the deed and its consequences. Re-conceived by director Alan Stanford, Oscar Wilde's comic masterpiece time-travels to the 1940's, where the price for breaking high society's rules are still considerable. Nike Doukas stars.
Night Caps International
All set in the same hotel, the 2013 edition of “Night Caps International” introduces characters from around the world whose paths and languages intersect with comic results during a hotel stay. One of four 15-minute operas will be performed following SummerFest mainstage operas, July 11-13 & 19, and all four Night Caps will be staged on the 20th & 21st.
Shining Brow, The Opera about Frank Lloyd Wright
Daron Hagen's Shining Brow reveals the inner landscape of Wright's heart through a tragic love affair with the wife of a client. Shining Brow is at once intimate and universal. Hailed as "one of the most important American operas of the past decade," Shining Brow (1993) appears in a newly-revised version created by the composer especially for SummerFest.
Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recitals, Thursdays at 5. Today, Chaz Bowers, of Immaculate Conception, Irwin.
Harlem Quartet - Take the "A" Train
Co-presented with the Kelley-Strayhorn and the African-American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh. The Harlem Quartet's mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers.
PNME begins its season with "Table of Contents" by David Lang, "Music for a Summer Evening (Makrokosmos III) by George Crumb, and "Hallelujah Junction" by John Adams. Kevin Noe directs.
"Frank 'n' Fluff" & "Meet Me in St. Louis"
IUP's Footlight Players present Joe York's "Frank 'n' Fluff," the heartwarming tale of a boy and his quest for friendship, followed by the classic musical "Meet Me in St. Louis," about the Smith family in 1904. Follow website link for show times.
"The Beloved Dearly" & "The Dinosaur Musical"
IUP's Footlight Players stage Doug Cooney's "The Beloved Dearly." a comedy about business, friendships, loss and feelings, followed by Nick Hrutkay and Robert Reale's "The Dinosaur Musical," a show for fossils of all ages. Follow website link for show times.
Clayton Days: Picture Stories by Vik Muniz
In 1999, the Frick collaborated with artist Vik Muniz resulting in an exhibition of 65 photographs made on site and in the nearby environs of Pittsburgh. Clayton Days: Picture Stories by Vik Muniz, marked the Frick's first venture into working with a living artist, and resulted in a significant body of work. The Frick restages this exhibition to coincide with the regional focus on contemporary art during the Carnegie International. Since working with the Frick, Muniz has received international acclaim.
The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera)
In Mozart's delightful comedy, a Marchioness disguises herself as a lowly (but lovely) gardener in order to escape a lover's quarrel. The attendant confusions give rise to high hilarity and, of course, a happy ending. This beautiful, rarely-heard Mozart jewel will appeal to families with children as well as the Mozart aficionado.
Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh
Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh.
Geneva Summer Piano Camp
This week-long piano camp is for students in grades 1-12. Daily masterclasses will be taught by Geneva College piano faculty, Festival Director Dr. Sha Wang, and guests. Theory/aural skill training sessions will be supplemented with history lessons in the forms of storytelling and skits. A free public recital will be given at 6:00 pm on the 19th.
Pittsburgh Symphony Prinicpals in Foxburg
The Allegheny Riverstone Center for the Arts presents Pittsburgh Symphony Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley, Principal Harp Gretchen Van Hoesen, and Principal Cello Anne Martindale Williams performing trios for their instruments,
Mozart in Concert
A three-recital series features residence ensemble the Freya String Quartet, pianist Robert Frankenberry, and SummerFest singers performing some of Mozart’s best and also rarely performed works, as well as works by his family members.
Mozart Camp is a five-day program of lectures, recitals, films, concerts, dinners, museum visits and more for adult learners of all ages. The program centers around the theme "Mozart: A family affair", and investigates music written by Wolfgang, his father Leopold and son Franz Xaver, and music played by his sister Nannerl. Mozart Camp culminates in a performance of The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera), which Mozart composed at age 18.
True Story Party
East End Book Exchange hosts its second True Story Party. Come hear true tales by some of the Burgh's best story tellers.
A Little Nightmare Music
An opera in one short and irrevocable act. Composer Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach) gets his hands on Mozart's famous serenade Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), only to use it as the score for a miniature opera. Renowned Pittsburgh countertenor Andrey Nemzer is featured with Kara Cornell in the "pants role" of Peter Schlafer and Ganson Salmon as Mozart.
"A Walking Fire - Musical Excursions to Clejani, Budapest, and Esfahan." Praised for its "stunningly imaginative" performances (Lucid Culture), the adventurous, intrepid string quartet Brooklyn Rider combines a wildly eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that continues to attract legions of fans and draw critical acclaim from classical, world, and rock critics. Co-presented with the Kelley-Strayhorn Theatre.
Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recitals Thursdays at 5. Today, Ethan LePlaca of New Hope Lutheran Church of Freedom, PA.