All Events | Starting Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Sheila McKenna directs the regional premiere of J.T. Rogers' play Madagascar, winner of the American Theatre Critics Association's 2004 Osborn Award and the 2005 Pinter Review Prize, starring Helena Ruoti, Larry John Meyers, and Melinda Helfrich. About the nature of memory, the Rashomon-style play puts the audience in a sort of jurists' box, as the three characters tell their stories in direct address, weaving an interlocking web designed to reveal the elusive truth.
Asana Utsava: A Celebration of Music and Movement
Come celebrate yoga as a breathtaking artistic expression. OvreArts has collaborated with several area yoga studios to create music inspired by each studio's philosophy, and each studio will demonstrate the beauty of bridging mind and body with music.
Asana Utsava: A Celebration of Music and Movement
Come celebrate yoga as a breathtaking artistic expression. OvreArts has collaborated with ten area yoga studios to create music inspired by each studio's philosophy, and each studio will demonstrate the beauty of bridging mind and body with music.
The annual program featuring Oscar nominees in the Live Action and Animated categories. Nominees will be announced Jan. 16th.
An American engineer. A British embassy employee. A network journalist. And a freelance photographer. As hostages in a war zone, each responds to the unbearable situation differently, with stark reality and difficult choices. Written by EM Lewis and directed by John Shepard, Heads is a heart-wrenching story about finding hope and intimacy in an environment with seemingly no way out.
Bach, Beethoven, & Brahms
Originally for organ, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor was orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski who conducted it in Disney's Fantasia. With its fiery, rich harmonies and powerful spirit, Beethoven's fourth is surprisingly one of his lesser-known works. With playing touted as "superb, tightly controlled and forcefully articulated" by the L. A. Times, pianist and wildlife conservationist Helene Grimaud returns in Brahms' Piano Concerto #1.
"PSO Musicians Care" Fund Benefit Concert
The musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra present a concert to fund public school music programs. Donations will aid in the repair and purchase of musical instruments, transporting students to Heinz Hall for the PSO's education concerts, and music career scholarships. Music Director Manfred Honeck conducts the program of Bach, Haydn, Strauss, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky.
A pianist praised for her “vivid and beautiful playing,” (New York Times) Joyce Yang performs Gershwin's Concerto in F with the Westmoreland Symphony and music director Daniel Meyer. Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 completes the evening.
Asase Yaa African-American Dance Theatre
The members of Asase Yaa have traveled to around the world, bridging the gap between African and African-American culture. They've worked with VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards, Stars of New York Dance, and the premiere of the HBO "Sing your Song" documentary with Harry Belafonte. Presented by Kente Arts Alliance.
This innovative hip-hop ensemble has become an international phenomenon. Inspired by an encounter with eleven young dancers from the shantytowns of Brazil, director and choreographer Mourad Merzouki created Correria and Agwa—two heart-stopping works that showcase a sensational combination of athletic samba, hip-hop and capoeira dance styles. The all-male company from Brazil exhibits theatrical intelligence and is gifted with irresistible personality and astonishing dancing. Bursting with fun, humor and vitality, this show is set to an energetic soundtrack of samba and bossa nova music.
Peter Serkin, piano
Peter Serkin's program includes Sweelinck's Capriccio, Nielen's Theme and Variations, Op. 40; Wuorinen's Scherzo, Reger's Three Pieces from "Aus Menem Tagebuch," Crawford's Study in Mixed Accents, Stravinsky's Four Etudes, Op. 7; and Beethoven's "Les Adieux" Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 81a.
Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute & Jazz Piano Trio
Incidental Chamber Players perform Claude Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Trio followed by performances by students from Pittsburgh School of Creative Performing and Creative Arts. Free admission. Donations to support CAPA are encouraged.
University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Britten & Beethoven
Tenor Robert Frankenberry joins the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Britten's Nocturne, then takes the conductor's podium for Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Director Roger Zahab will pick up his violin to perform the Beethoven with cellist Paula Tuttle and pianist Donna Amato.
Art.Write.Now.Tour 2013 â€“14
This nationwide traveling exhibition showcases more than 130 pieces of original art and literary work created by teen winners of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These awards, judged by panels of professionals, have a legacy dating back to 1923, when Pittsburgh native M.R. Robinson founded Scholastic Inc. Past winners include Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Lena Dunham, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Zac Posen, and many more.