All Events | Starting Thursday, November 14, 2013
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.
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.
Celebrating the Great American Songbook, Then & Now
Mike Tomaro, director.
PM Woodwind Project
Amanda Morrison, clarinet; Dan Parasky, flute.
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.
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.
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.
A Night With Amadeus
Istvan Jaray conducts Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds, and Mozart's Requiem with the Johnstown Symphony Chorus.
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.
Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra
Jeffrey Turner conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor", featuring pianist David Allen Wehr, and Sibelius's Symphony #2.
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)
CMU Faculty Recital
Rebecca Cherian, Co-Principal Trombone of the PSO, plays works of Vincent Persichetti, Gabriel Fauré, Roger Boutry, and Leon Stekke, with Rodrigo Ojeda, piano; David Premo, cello; and Marylene Gingras-Roy, viola
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.
Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Mark Koch & Kenneth Karsh, directors.
Chamber Music @ CMU
Faculty members David Harding, viola, and Noah Bendix-Balgley (PSO Concertmaster) are joined by guests Lorna McGhee (Principal Flute, PSO) and renowned cellist Amit Peled in chamber music by Mozart and Bach. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Toby Saks, founder and artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Free, but advance tickets are required.
Carnegie Mellon University Guitar Ensemble
James Ferla directs the Carnegie Mellon Guitar Ensemble in selections including Molinaro's Saltarello and Ballo, Gagnon's Kaleidoscope, and the traditional Spanish folksong El Vito.