All Events | Starting Sunday, November 3, 2013
Sounds Upstairs - Ellen Gozion
Ellen Gozion sings traditional American songs in a voice that is plaintive and haunting.
Carnegie Mellon Baroque
Stephen Schultz directs a program featuring Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Trumpets in A, a passacaglia by Handel, Neruda's Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat, and the Orchestral Suite #2 and Cantata #45 "Es ist dir gesagt" by J. S. Bach.
John Cannon, organ
St. James presents world‑class organist John Cannon, who served as organist at Heinz Chapel and has performed on every continent to enthusiastic audiences. Free‑will offerings will be accepted, as well as non-perishable items for the Sewickley Community Center Food Bank. The St. James Children's Choir will perform at 2:30.
David Nasaw brings his award-winning biography of the remarkable Joseph P. Kennedy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy. A New York Times 2012 "Top Five Books" selection.
Cabaret Series - Maureen McGovern
Maureen McGovern's 40-year career has taken her from "Disaster Theme Queen" to "The Stradivarius Voice" with a voice that defies categorization. Maureen's recording career began with the Oscar-winning "The Morning After" and "We May Never Love Like This Again" from the classic disaster films, The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno. Other hits include "Can You Read My Mind" and "Different Worlds." She made her Broadway debut in 1981.
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Roger Zahab leads this orchestra of mostly non-music majors in music by Massenet, Wagner, and Grieg featuring soprano Anna Singer and pianist Nick Stamatakis.
Jazz Chamber Groups
Sean Jones, director.
Music 101 - Tatjana Mead Chamis
Violist Tatjana Mead Chamis gives an informal lecture, titled "Inner Voice."
American Musicological Society Annual Convention
The American Musicological Society was founded in 1934 to advance research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. 3,600 individuals and 1,100 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in the Society.
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Cpompany of Pgh presents [title of show], the Tony-nominated musical about two guys who decide to write an original musical starring themselves and two actress friends.
Plaid Tidings offers the best of "Forever Plaid" tied-up in a nifty package with a big Christmas bow on top. Filled with Christmas standards that have all been "Plaid-erized," our boys are back to do their Christmas Special. At first they aren't sure why they've returned, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they're needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world.
Written by Euripides in 424 BC, Hecuba is a tragic story of sacrifice, revenge, and the brutal aftermath of a war between the Trojans and the Greeks. In her darkest hour, Hecuba, the fallen Queen of Troy, exacts revenge on those who have wronged her. Monica Payne directs.
All American Heroes
River City Brass pays its annual tribute to Veterans, serving personnel, and America's unsung heroes- the family members who support the troops. Works to include: Armed Forces Salute, Hymn to the Fallen, Civil War Fantasy and the world premiere of Darrol Barry's American Adventure. Featuring guest soloist Rick Manning.
Two estranged brothers find themselves together in a house near the desert. One is a writer and family man. The other is a drifter and a thief. Their epic rivalry has made this grand and mythic story Sam Shepard's most famous play. Full of twists, action, insight, and gritty humor, True West has been a magnet for charismatic actors since its debut in 1980.
The Wedding Singer (The Musical)
Based on the film, written by Tim Herlihy. Rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer -- the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Distraught, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. But she's about to marry a Wall Street shark, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade.
Three Rivers Film Festival
The 2013 festival expands to approximately 80 films - independent American cinema, sneak peeks, new documentaries, restored classics, a competitive shorts program, critically-acclaimed international films, and new this year: a microcinema component. There are visiting filmmakers, informal discussions, live music events and more at the Harris Theater, Melwood Screening Room, Regent Square Theater, and Waterworks Cinemas.
Paul Winter Sextet
The Paul Winter Sextet 50th Anniversary celebrates the group's invitation from Jacqueline Kennedy to play the first-ever jazz concert in the White House. Their 50th Anniversary Anthology features 12 never-released tracks, a selection of which you will hear live.
Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade tells the story of The Thousand and One Nights in which the Persian queen Scheherazade saves her own life through cunning story-telling. Violinist Arabella Steinbacher returns with artistry of "immense beauty, light agility and secure intonation" (The Bruckner Journal) in Prokofiev's Violin Concerto #1. Another PSO Pittsburgh Composer of the Year, Leonardo Balada, captures two psychological aspects of war in his "Symphony of Sorrows" in desperate tensions as well as desolated intimate moments.
Mozart's The Magic Flute
Charming and fantastical, Mozart's final opera is a profound yet lighthearted work that stars acclaimed former Resident Artists that got their starts right here in Pittsburgh, including Sean Panikkar as Tamino, Craig Verm as Papageno, Oren Gradus as Sarastro and Audrey Luna as the Queen of the Night. Sung in English, the production is "gorgeously whimsical" (Toronto Globe and Mail).
Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection
To honor the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Gettysburg, this exhibition includes more than 100 drawings by artists working for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper during the Civil War years and immediately following. These early “embedded” journalists recorded their first-hand impressions of war, daily life during wartime, and other aspects of 19th-century American culture. The Becker collection is a recently discovered treasure trove of drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues. A rich and fascinating glimpse at a decade, these drawings offer a surprisingly intimate look at American life during this volatile decade of war, change, and growth.