All Events | Starting Sunday, July 14, 2013
Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh
Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival
The Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival showcases locally-written one-act plays with LGBT themes. "Is that a Gun in Your Pocket..." by Carol Mullen: A down-on-his-luck entrepreneur runs afoul of a loan shark and the sexy hit man sent to collect on a debt. "The Session" by Wali Jamal: Marital woes drive a wacky lesbian couple to couples counseling. "Sibling Rivalry" by Kathryn Miller Haines: A daughter desperate for her mother's affection will do anything to get her attention, even if it means coming out of the closet. "Defense of Marriage" by Jeff Cordell: A gay couple comically gropes toward a decision on a more committed life together - will it clean up some misunderstandings or be a drag?
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.
Thirty Minutes of Exceptional Organ Music
Free organ recitals Thursdays at 5. Today, Ethan LePlaca of New Hope Lutheran Church of Freedom, PA.
"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.
Notes from the Heart - Bringing Out the Stars
The Woodlands Foundation presents its annual "Notes from the Heart" concert to benefit its work enriching the lives of children and young adults with disability and chronic illness. Particpants include Harvard University choral director Andrew Clark, former Hartford Symphony Music Director Edward Cumming, vocalist Lily Abreu, Pittsburgh Public Schools orchestral director Marylou Bushyager, and Woodlands pianist Jennifer Klenk.
Public Art Walking Tour
The Office of Public Art hosts a walking tour of selected works of art on the North Shore -- Susan Wagner's "Roberto Clemente Walker," Casey Droege's ". . .," and Robert Wilson and Richard Gluckman's "Sign of Light." Register at 412 391-2060.
Kevin Noe directs a program including "Crashing through Fences" by Timothy Andres, Piano Trio by Pierre Jalbert, and a world premiere PNME & Barlow commission, "Falling" by Mathew Rosenblum.
North Suburban Big Band
The North Suburban Big Band's Summer Jazz Concert features music by Chuck Mangione, Oliver Nelson, Sammy Nestico, Stevie Wonder, Jerome Richardson, Quincy Jones, Horace Silver, Thad Jones, Billy Strayhorn and George Gershwin with vocalists Tony Venneri and Jessie Wills Loverti.
West Hills Symphonic Band
West Hills Symphonic Band.
Broadway's Idina Menzel in Concert
Broadway superstar Idina Menzel performs with the Pittsburgh Symphony for one unforgettable night of music. Menzel sang at Heinz Hall in the PSO's sold-out tribute concert to the late Marvin Hamlisch. Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked, and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in Rent. On her highly successful international orchestra tour, The Denver Post dubbed her “The Streisand of her generation."