All Events | Starting Monday, November 11, 2013
From Darkness to Triumph
The Mendelssohn Choir performs "From Darkness to Triumph," in the sanctuary at Rodef Shalom, exploring the human condition from the depths of despair to the highest peaks of exultation through the music of Ginastera, Carissimi, Schubert and Mendelssohn. Music Director Betsy Burleigh conducts this free concert, which features members of the Choir as soloists.
Parade of American Music
A concert featuring original compositions by members of the Tuesday Musical Club Composers Division.
Jim Cunningham - On the Road with the Pittsburgh Symphony
The Fox Chapel Branch of the American Association of University Women presents Classical QED 89.3's Jim Cunningham's "On the Road with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: European Festivals Tour 2013," a multimedia behind-the-scenes look at the PSO's travels to spectacular venues.
All percussion majors gain experience by performing in the Duquesne University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Eliseo Rael.
Reed III Trio - Discoveries
This concert will present rarely-heard reed trios (which have not been recorded) and premieres by Luke Mayernik and Blake Ragghianti from OvreArts, and Christine Burke.
For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar's potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. Despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s, they've sustained a vast and loyal following well beyond their U.K. origins.
Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Streisand Songbook
singer-songwriter and Tony Award-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway performs The Streisand Songbook, featuring timeless classics from Streisand's extraordinary career. Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the legendary performer, while putting a unique pop/jazz spin on unforgettable songs from Streisand's Broadway years to her film and pop album works. PSO Assistant Conductor Fawzi Haimor will conduct.
Celebrating the Great American Songbook, Then & Now
Mike Tomaro, director.
Murphy/Smith Dance Collective - See What I Hear
Pittsburgh's Murphy/Smith Dance Collective stages the world premiere of See What I Hear. Inspired by hearing impairment and loss, the movement art piece reflects on communication and hearing loss through dance, music, and other mixed media, in a style intended to appeal to whole families. A "pay-what-you-can" matinee (11/16) and a workshop preview (11/13) are also offered.
PM Woodwind Project
Amanda Morrison, clarinet; Dan Parasky, flute.
Luminaries of the dance world collaborate with Point Park University students in a performance like you've never seen before. Today's most sought-after choreographers bring their unique perspectives to an evening that will leave you in awe. This is an exciting, innovative fusion of styles.
Pianist Alec Chien
Alec Chien plays an all-Chopin recital on Lincoln Hall's restored century-old Steinway. The Red Brick Gallery also displays a show of watercolors, pastels, and photography.
20th-21st Century American Music
Amy Williams, piano.
A Night With Amadeus
Istvan Jaray conducts Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds, and Mozart's Requiem with the Johnstown Symphony Chorus.
Uniting Community & Faith: Celebrating Seven Years
The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones, Director, presents its Fall Concert to mark its 7th Anniversary.
Free Reading of a New Musical in Development
Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh invite you to a reading of a new musical in development, Off with Her Maidenhead, with book and lyrics by Amy Claussen, and music by James Rushin. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittsburgh-born pianist Kimberly Kong will play Haydn sonatas in E major and C minor, Chopin's four Scherzos, and works by Mendelssohn and Lizst. She made her Pittsburgh Symphony debut with conductor Edward Cumming at age 9, then studied at Juillard and the Peabody Institute, where she now teaches. She has performed at Weill Recital Hall and the Kennedy Center.
Time for Fun
Hailing from St. Petersburg, performers literally roll up their sleeves to create a captivating–and quite unique–magical world. Wonderfully choreographed, hands and arms interlock and entwine to create trains, sailboats, ticking clocks, flocks of birds and more. With clever lighting design, the limbs dance in space and assemble into recognizable shapes and words. (60 minutes, all ages)
Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Turner conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", featuring pianist David Allen Wehr, and Sibelius's Symphony #2.
This young Grammy-winning quartet, recipients of a Cleveland Quartet Award, perform Mendelssohn's Quartet in D major, Op. 44 #1; Erwin Schulhoff's Quartet #1; and Shostakovich's Quartet #9 inb E-flat major, Op. 117.