All Events | Starting Sunday, October 6, 2013
Love Duets from the Age of Chivalry
Excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Deems Taylor's The King's Henchmen featuring WQED's Anna Singer, soprano; and Robert Frankenberry, tenor.
Cabaret Series - Marilyn Maye
Marilyn Maye appeared on the Johnny Carson show a record 76 times. She appeals to Broadway and cabaret people, who like their singing big and theatrical, and the jazz crowd, who want everything cool and understated. Her recording of Cabaret became an instant hit and her RCA "Lamp Is Low" album is considered a timeless classic. Named "Celebrity of the Year" by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs each year since 2009, Maye received the 2013 "Legend" award from New York's Nightlife Critics Association.
The cello-rock band Cello Fury performs. Free admission.
Sounds Upstairs - South Side Sharps
The South Side Sharps (Maria Mangano, clarinet; David Rollinson, euphonium; and Bruce Lazier, trombone) perform music ranging from Renaissance to Ragtime.
Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Turner conducts Bizet's Carmen Suite #1, Lynn Purse's Arcadian Tone Poems featuring saxophonist James Houlik, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #5.
Artist Talk: Takaharu Tezuka of Tezuka Architects
Japanese architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka design buildings for public use and delight. As part of The Playground Project for the 2013 Carnegie International, their installation "run run run" evokes the Fuji Kindergarten designed by the Tezukas to facilitate physical activity and communal learning.
Sue Grafton arrives with a much-anticipated new Alphabet Mystery featuring her iconic character, private investigator Kinsey Millhone. She'll share the personal details of her life spent in mystery and the stories behind this new best-seller.
Through the Lens
An exhibition of photographs by members of the Greater Johnstown Camera Club.
A concert featuring music from Renaissance to contemporary, performed by members of the Tuesday Musical Club's Renaissance and Baroque, Woodwind, and Vocal Divisions. Note that this concert will not be held at St. Andrew's, due to renovations under way.
David Anderson's Quintet uses the same instruments as Prokofiev's Oboe Quintet while combining elements of funk, jazz, and a little Shostakovich. Carl Nielsen's short Serenata in Vano (1914) takes a charming and humorous look at unrequited chivalry. David Bruce completed Steampunk 2010 after a friend showed him several handmade instruments inspired by the Steampunk movement. An octet of winds, brass, and strings takes listeners through an alternate history of sound, color, rhythm, and melody.
Johnstown Piano Recital
Pianist Henry Davis plays a half-hour recital with light lunch to follow.
It's Dark Outside
Part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, Perth Theatre Company's "It's Dark Outside" is a heartfelt, fearless, and inventive adventure about aging, getting lost and trying not to be found. Puppetry, mask, animation and live performance are expertly intertwined in this drama inspired by research into Alzheimer's and Sundowner's Syndrome.
Meet Frank, an obsessive compulsive consumed with routines. Enter a flock of pigeons and experience The Pigeoning, a darkly comedic work that combines bunraku puppetry, music and video to examine mankind’s obsession with cleanliness, safety and control. Brimming with originality and humor, The Pigeoning is an entertaining exploration of the human condition.
Music 101 - Michael Rusinek
Principal Clarinet Michael Rusinek gives an informal lecture, titled "Clarinet Colors".
Freya String Quartet presents Fresh Voices
The Freya String Quartet presents new works by young, up-and-coming composers from across the world. Includes Pennsylvania premieres by Hong-Da Chin, Elizabeth Kowalski, Matthew Peterson, Chung Eun Kim, and Zachary Albrecht. FSQ is Pittsburgh’s only full-time professional string quartet.
Heralded by Quincy Jones as the ‘baddest vocal cats on the planet!’, Take 6 celebrates their 25th anniversary with a brand new tour full of new a cappella arrangements, great storytelling and their unbeatable and unmistakable harmonies.
The Pittsburgh Savoyards celebrate 75 seasons with Gilbert & Sullivan's Princess Ida. A Princess and a Prince -- will there be a Wedding or a War? Join the Savoyards for this hilarious romantic battle.
Honeck, Dvorak and Mozart
Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva debuts at Heinz Hall in Mozart's famous Piano Concerto #21, nicknamed "Elvira Madigan" for its inclusion in the eponymous 1967 film. Dvorak's cheerful Symphony #8 was inspired by the folk music of the composer's native Bohemia.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
In this Tony-winning Best Play, Vanya and his sister Sonia tolerate the mediocrity of their middle-aged lives in Bucks County, PA, until their movie-star sister Masha returns for a visit that shakes things up. With her boy-toy Spike in tow, Masha incites a madcap family reunion complete with all the comic genius that only Christopher Durang (Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge) can deliver. Tracy Brigden directs.
Enslaved in Egypt, the Ethiopian princess Aida is torn between love for her country and love for the Egyptian general Radames in the grandest of grand operas. Against the backdrop of their warring nations, the lovers try to defy the odds, but their fates are sealed. Latonia Moore is Aida, Carl Tanner is Radames, Elizabeth Bishop is Amneris and Hao Jiang Tian is Ramfis. Antony Walker conducts.