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All Events | Starting Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Johnstown Piano Recital
Pianist Henry Davis plays a half-hour recital with light lunch to follow.

Lunchtime Concert
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.

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.

The Pigeoning
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".

Take 6
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.

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.

Princess Ida
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.

Stile Antico - The Phoenix Rising
English Renaissance choral music owes its current popularity to the UK's Carnegie Trust, whose Tudor Church Music edition revived extraordinary music that had languished unperformed for centuries. Stile Antico celebrates the Carnegie Trust's centennial with a program entirely drawn from its publications, including masterpieces by Taverner, Tallis, Gibbons, White, and the exquisite five-part Mass by William Byrd.

Brown Bag Concert
A one-hour free concert featuring Resident Artists in the George R. White Opera Studio.

Latin-American and Bulgarian
Warren Davidson conducts the Vardar Rhapsody by Pancho Vladigerov, a new work for accordion and orchestra by and featuring Vladimir Mollov, and the Sinfonia India by Carlos Chavez with the voices of the Coro Latinoamericano Pittsburgh.

Verdi's Aida
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.

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.

Major Winners Recital - Leta Chin & Fernando Deddos
Violinist Leta Chin plays music by Gordon Chin, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc and Gershwin. Euphoniumist Fernando Deddos performs pieces by Ponchielli, Gershwin, Sparke, and his solo composition "Rabecando."

Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Guest conductor Joseph Silverstein, former Music Director of the Utah and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras and former concertmaster of the Boston Symphony leads the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven's Leonore Overture #3, Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, and Prokofiev's Symphony #1 "Classical." Mr. Silverstein will also play and conduct Mozart's Concerto Violin Concerto #4 in D Major.

Keith Lockhart conducts PSO Musicians
Guest conductor Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops Orchestra leads members of the Pittsburgh Symphony who will donate their time and talents for this inaugural benefit concert for the PSO Musicians Care Fund — a charitable fund through the Pittsburgh Foundation to support local school music programs in need and preserve the teaching of classical music for future generations.

Beethoven on the Bluff - Piano Trios II
The three Opus 1 piano trios were first performed in 1793, but Beethoven polished them for two more years before publication. He had written much music already, but he wanted to save this important designation for his best work up to that time. The three trios show a remarkable diversity and depth of emotion and many strokes of genius. The Duquesne Piano Trio will present them as a whole, as Beethoven intended.

Johnstown Voice Recital
Vocalist Leanna McGiboney sings a half-hour recital, with light lunch to follow.