All Events | Starting Friday, November 15, 2013
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Mark Koch & Kenneth Karsh, directors.
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.
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.
CMU Guitar Ensemble concert
James Ferla, director
Showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary, classical and jazz fusion material, students perform on electronic keyboards, violin and cello; wind and guitar controllers, and electronic percussion. Lynn Purse & Kenneth Karsh, directors.
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.
Wind Symphony & Symphony Band
Robert C. Cameron conducts.
Mike Tomaro, director.