All Events | Starting Thursday, February 20, 2014
Music of the Beatles
Mike Tomaro directs the Duquesne U. Jazz Ensemble. The concert covers all eras of the Beatles, including two approaches to their music. The first involves exact transcriptions from the recordings: vocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano, strings, horns, etc., says Tomaro. The second approach is more jazz-oriented in which Tomaro freely twists and turns its elements to fit his jazz sensibilities.
Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs
Guest conductor Gerard Schwarz, the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and Choirs will join forces to perform Brahms' Schicksalslied, Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Op.25, featuring Natalie Severson, and Holst's The Planets. Maestro Schwarz is Conductor Laureate of the Seattle Symphony after 26 seasons there as Music Director.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Winner of an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Drama Desk Award, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a comedic Wild West rock musical about the founding of the Democratic Party. It traces the rise of Andrew Jackson, from early childhood to his controversial presidency. Michael McKelvey directs in the Rockwell Theatre.
Anthony Coleman in Recital
Solo concert by innovative composer and pianist Anthony Coleman.
Witness the North American premier of Congregation, a public interactive kinetic light and sound installation by UK-based media artists KMA. Presented free of charge by the Pittsburgh Office of Public Art and Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership. Open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Simon Johnson, organ
As Organist at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, Simon Johnson presides over the five-manual Willis/Mander organ, one of the finest musical instruments in the world. A noted soloist, accompanist, improviser, choir director, composer, editor and arranger, Johnson will include Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C major (BWV 547) and Widor's Symphony No 6 in his program.
The Great One
A tale of family, friendship, and redemption, plus Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates!
The Secret Life of Robots
This show by Toby Atticus Fraley (creator of the whimsical installation "Fraley's Robot Repair") features a dozen scenes of robots in everyday scenarios, which are domestic vignettes presenting an unpolished look into the unseen, and often mundane, lives of robots -- constructed from vintage thermoses, picnic coolers, and various found objects.
Freya String Quartet Presents Roots
Music from and inspired by the roots of the Freya String Quartet's members. Includes Armenian folk songs, the world premiere of Matthew Peterson's Badlands, and the String Quartet in G Minor by Edvard Grieg. FSQ's recent residencies include those at the Charlotte New Music Festival and Opera Theater Summerfest.
Casella, Prokofiev & Schumann
Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads influential Italian Alfredo Casella's orchestral suite from La donna serpente (the serpent woman), his only major opera, from 1931. Pianist Jean Eflam Bavouzet performs Prokofiev's dynamic Piano Concerto #5, written a year later. Schumann's hopeful Symphony #2 closes the program.
Conservatory Dance Company at Point Park University
Conservatory Dance Company students shine on stage in this annual tradition featuring the dazzling work of our most accomplished dance faculty.
Bach and Beyond
Chatham Baroque's core trio focuses on Bach's intimate works: the magnificent Chaconne for unaccompanied violin, a solo suite for the German lute, duets from The Art of the Fugue, and Bach's Sonata for violin and continuo in G Major. Beyond Bach are pieces by his contemporaries Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Friedrich Abel, and Johann Kropfgans.
Music for Guitar
Matt Korbanic, guitar.
Music on the Edge: Music of Burr Van Nostrand
Avant-garde master flutist Lindsey Goodman, cellist Dave Eggar, and pianist Eric Moe perform Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival, Anthony Coleman leads the New England Conservatory Chamber Ensemble in Voyage in a White Building 1, and violinist Paul Severtson plays Phaedra Antinomaes.
Second Stage Project: Paul's Case
Willa Cather's 1905 story of a Pittsburgh boy whose social aspirations drive him to escape to New York City is now a singular, haunting opera. After a short time living the high life at the Waldorf-Astoria, Paul's longings are crushed in a wrenching finale. The premiere of Paul's Case (April 2013) received rave reviews. Daniel Curran heads the cast as Paul.
PB&J - Yakety Yach, Don't Talk Bach!
Chatham Baroque's Peanut Butter & Jam Sessions are designed for preschool children and their accompanying adults. Based on a model developed by the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, PB&J is hosted by certified Kindermusik teacher Lynda Wingerd, and encourages young children to become active and enthusiastic listeners through music, dance and games. Chatham Baroque performs live, often with guest artists.
Chamber Music for Piano, Voice, and Flute
Chamber music for flute, piano, and voice, with pianist Anoush Tchakarian, soprano Sonya Fandozzi-Caceres, and flutist Josephine Kost playing Bach, Brahms, Sibelius, Saint-Saens, Scriabin, and Ravel.
Daniel Teadt - Wanderlust in Translation
Internationally-acclaimed baritone Daniel Teadt performs in opera houses, on concert stages, and at festivals throughout the United States and Europe. Named Best Local Artist in 2010 by Pittsburgh Magazine, this former Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist was on the roster of the New York City Opera and toured with the San Francisco Opera. "Wanderlust in Translation," is a program featuring songs by Adamo, Gounod, Hoiby, Ives, Quilter, Schubert, Sibelius, and Wolf, with texts by Goethe, Shakespeare, Shelley, and more.
Music on the Mount
Green Light Saxophone Quartet; James Houlik, director.
Hungarian and Italian
Hungarian Pictures by Bela Bartok, Les Preludes by Franz Liszt, Concerto for Two Flutes by Domenico Cimarosa featuring Deborah and Rebecca Silverstein, flutes, and the Triumphal March Trumpet March from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.